|Leviathan steam train |
(operated all day - everyone could ride along)!
|There was a huge variety of trains operating, all of which we could ride|
I found that the location of the Illinois Railway Museum is what allows for many of its best features, which include real live trains running in the nearby tracks. Admission was $14 per adult, and our toddler was free; this includes unlimited rides on all the trains, which on Memorial Day included diesel, electric, and steam trains in addition to a few historic trolley cars running around the grounds.
|The museum features a very large outdoor train yard|
|Playing inside a dining car|
|Barn dedicated to trolley cars|
|Running inside another barn|
|Inside one of the huge barns|
Each barn had a specific focus, such as trolley cars, electric trains, passenger cars and so on. They were very large with an enormous amount of trains to view (and many you could go inside).
The museum also had a very nicely done restaurant with outdoor patio seating directly next to the tracks where some of the trains pass by (great entertain for our son). The food was typical hotdogs, burgers, fries and the like; it was fairly priced and typical cafeteria style quality.
|A really nice resturant on-site|
|And it was on steps away from running trains passing by!|
|National Railway Museum|