The newest arrival at the Monticello Railway Museum is former Chicago & Illinois Midland, then Illinois & Midland RS1325 31, being shoved towards the diesel house on Museum grounds. The locomotive was picked up from the Norfolk Southern in downtown Monticello, Illinois on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Steve Smedley photo
Donations to assist with the restoration of these historic locomotives can be made via GoFundMe https://gf.me/u/y8pys9 or mailed to Monticello Railway Museum, P.O. Box 401, Monticello, IL 61856-0401. The museum website and its Facebook page offer more information and will provide progress reports on the two locomotives and other projects.