Trip Report – The Illinois Railway Museum

Trip Report – The Illinois Railway Museum

The Illinois Railway Museum I’ve had a longtime relationship with the Illinois Railway Museum since I first visited in the 1990’s with my young nephew. My first impressions were – how BIG it is, and how much STUFF there is! It was a brief one-day visit...
Trip Report – Rock Island Train Festival

Trip Report – Rock Island Train Festival

The Rock Island Train Festival was the country’s biggest railroading event during the hot summer of 2011. The four-day event was held along the Mississippi Riverfront in downtown Rock Island, IL on park land and the adjacent rail yards.   Among the...