Welcome to the Monticello Railway Museum, an all-volunteer organization in central Illinois with an operational railroad main line yard open to the public. We offer train rides on Saturdays and Sundays from May through September, regardless of weather conditions, as well as a number of special events throughout the year.
We also collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit materials and artifacts from throughout the fascinating history of trains and railroading. Come explore our many rail cars and other equipment, and view our museum displays.
We are going to try a limited schedule in 2021. The longer the season goes, the more we will know, so keep checking back to see what changes.
Weekend Diesel Trains
TBD through Sunday, October 10, 2021
April 24, 2021; October 16, 2021
C&IM 31 Throttle Time
Friday, April 16; Saturday, April 17; and Sunday, April 18, 2021
Mother's Day Weekend
TENTATIVE (Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 2021)
Father's Day Weekend
TENTATIVE (Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, 2021)
TENTATIVE (Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2021)