Tourist & Museum Railways in
Former Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee car #715
at the Fox River Trolley Museum.
- American Heritage Railroad 15 in (381 mm) gauge
miniature railway about 1 mile (1.6 km) in length, at the American
Farm Heritage Museum, Greenville. Diesel hauled, a steam locomotive
is in the course of restotration. Operates Saturdays from May to
October and for special events throughout the year (Fixed
size web page, not fully readable on many small screens and mobile
- 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