CRIP 4506 holds at East Union depot at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Illinois Railway Museum's Chicago, Aurora & Elgin interurbans roll past the East Union depot and CB&Q 9911A. These cars, built by the Hicks Car Works, celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2018.
Four restored units are posed on the west end of the East Union Depot. From left to right, BN 5383 (U30C), C&NW 411 (F7A), CB&Q 504 (SD24) and CRI&P 4506 (GP7R).
BN executive units 1 and 2, BN 5383, and executive unit 3 sit on display at IRM for the Burlington historical society event in June of this year.
LS&I 35, decorated for Christmas, sits outside Barn 9 at IRM.
US Army 45 tonnet 8537 sits on display outside Barn 4 at IRM, which displays a very nicely restored CA&E sign.
CNW 411 leads the IRM holiday train past GM&O/Alton position signals on the museum mainline.
CNW 411 heads back towards the boarding area, passing Spaulding Tower.
CNW 411 departs out of IRM with the Happy Holiday Railway train, passing the CNW East Union depot. This depot was originally in the neighboring town of Marengo.
Amtrak AEM-7 945 sits on display at Yard 5 at IRM. Although AEM-7s are not exactly units you could find in Illinois, it's nice to see one saved.
The Rock Island 4506, recently refurbished by IRM, sits at the west end of the station tracks posed in front of the old EJ&E Spaulding tower after sunset.
During this year's Showcase weekend, the CB&Q 993 was added to the Nebraska Zephyr's consist. The 993 is a baggage car built in 1951 by the CB&Q Havelock shops. Here the CB&Q 9911-A (EMC E5A) lead... (more)
BN 3 departs the boarding area for the Happy Holiday Railway on another trip.
WC SD45 7525 sits on display decorated for the holiday event at IRM.
The 2017 Happy Holiday Railway train has unloaded its passengers on the final run of the night. The wide aperture gives the image a model train like appearance.