Southern No. 401 rounds a bend out of the residential area and on towards downtown Monticello.
Southern 2-8-0 #401 pulls a return excursion north over a small trestle on the outskirts of downtown Monticello, IL.
Southern 2-8-0 #401
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in December of 1907 for the Southern Railway Company. It was later sold in 1949 to the Alabama Asphaltic Limestone Company before eventu... (more)
Southern 2-8-0 #401 chuggs past "Stair" tower while en route to downtown Monticello. The membership raised and donated $75,000 to construct this wood framed tower which was dedicated on... (more)
Southern 2-8-0 #401 simmers at Nelson Crossing preparing for the first run of the day. Each day of operation, the engine pulls out of the engine house and pauses just past the depot stopping next... (more)
BOFC Boiler on Flat Car
In 1995, a significant donation to the Monticello Railway Museum came along with a request to restore a steam engine to service. Several candidates were reviewed... (more)
Swift Refrigerator Line Reefer
The Monticello Railway Museum has a huge collection of not only steam and diesel engines, but passenger cars, MOW cars and a rather impressive collection o... (more)
Mississippi Eastern Railway Company 4-6-0 #303
This handsome ten wheeler was built by Alco in 1916 for the Mississippi Eastern as their #303. It was sold in 1934 to the Lancaster & Che... (more)
Republic Steel Corporation 0-6-0 #191
This 65 ton engine was built by the American Locomotive Works in 1916 for Republic Steel of Massilon, Ohio. It was purchased by the Monticello Rai... (more)
Monticello Railway Museum's first steam engine, an 0-4-0T saddle tank engine, greets guests at the end of an off ramp off Hwy 72. The engine was built by the American Locomotive Works in 1925 for... (more)
Western Indiana Aggregate & Stone's 0-4-0T No. 1 greets the public by an off ramp of Interstate 72 in Monticello, IL. Taking the turn at the entrance to Iron Horse Place will lead railfans to the... (more)
The Monticello Railway Museum This is the logo of the Monticello Railway Museum featuring Southern 2-8-0 No. 401. The not-for-profit museum was founded in 1966 and was originally known as... (more)
Illinois Central GP-11 No. 8733, (built in 1980) pulls a MOW train north through Monticello, IL during Monticello Railway Museum's Rai... (more)
Good bye, Monticello... An Illinois Central MOW train brings the last remnants of rail and ties that once ran from Cisco, Illinois through to Monticello. The IC abandoned the line but fort... (more)
Southern 401 backs through the museum grounds in Monticello as seen from the newly built Stair tower.