Monticello Railway Museum's Canadian National No. 6789 FPA-4 leads a passenger excursion through Monticello, IL on a beautiful September day.
The Wabash depot in Monticello, IL. This depot was built in 1899 to replace a smaller depot that burned down earlier that year. On April 20, 1904 the Wabash line was straightened and placed on a... (more)
Canadian National No. 6789 idles at the former Wabash depot with an excursion train in downtown Monticello. The depot was built in 1899 and moved to this location (about a half a mile from the Wa... (more)
Canadian National No. 6789 idles at the depot with an excursion train bound for downtown Monticello. The engine is coupled to CN No 15421, a steam generator. Both were built for CN, the FPA-4 in... (more)
Southern No. 401 brings an excursion back from downtown Monticello on a beautiful Spring day.
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)