Tourist & Museum Railways in
Former Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee car #715
at the Fox River Trolley Museum.
- Fox River
Trolley Museum Historic streetcars from Castlemuir, South Elgin
to Coleman Grove, about 2 miles (3 km). Operates Sundays, Holidays
and some Saturdays from mid May to early November. Standard gauge,
- Illinois Railway
Museum from the museum in Union to Kishwaukee Grove, about
2½ miles (4 km), standard gauge. Usually diesel hauled, although a
steam locomotive operates occasionally. Operates weekends from May to
September, and in early December. Also, historic electric trams
(streetcars) operate on a loop in the museum grounds, weekends from
April to October and daily in summer.
- KJRY Santa Train pre-Christmas special train on
sections of the Keokuk Junction Railroad. Although primarily an employee
train taking Santa Claus to local children, a limited number of
pre-booked tickets may be available to the general public for parts of
- Little Toot Railroad 1¼ miles (2 km), 15 in
(381 mm) gauge miniature railway in the Charley Brown Park, Flora.
Usually steam hauled. Operates (weather permitting) weekends from
mid-May to September, also December (Website not functional
when last checked, for further information see
Little Toot Facebook
- Monticello Railway
Museum from the museum at Nelsons Crossing to the Wabash depot
om downtown Monticello, about 2½ miles (4 km), standard gauge.
Diesel hauled. Operates weekends and holidays from May to October.
Passengers may board at either terminus. Possible future extension
to White Heath.
- Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad line
about 1¾ miles (2.7 km) in length, near Freeport. Standard gauge,
usually steam hauled. Operates on a few days each month from May
- Six Flags Great America theme park in Chicago
has a miniature railway about 1 miles (1.6km) in length. Park is open
most weekends and some other days, late April to October, daily late
May to late August
- Trolley Car 36 propane powered, reproduction
trolley car in Riverview Park, Rockford. Operates Friday to Sunday,
June to September.
& Western Railroad ½ mile (0.8 km), 15 in (381 mm) gauge
miniature railway in the Lions Community Park, Waterman. Diesel
Operates Sundays in summer and for special events at other times of