Illinois Railway Museum

7000 Olson Road, Union, IL 60180

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The Illinois Railway Museum (IRM, reporting mark IRMX) is the largest railroad museum in the United States. Granted tax-exempt status in 1957, the museum aims to demonstrate the vital role railroads have played in the growth of the Chicago area and the United States as a whole. There are over 450 pieces of prototype equipment in its collection as well as numerous displays. Visitors may ride on some of the museum's electric, steam, and diesel-powered trains from April through October.

 

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