Train Days **CANCELLED**

TRAIN DAYS – a celebration of trains and transportation! Union Depot Train Days is a fun and educational experience that highlights the history and future of passenger train travel, the historic and current role of freight railroads in our region, and changing...

Train Days **CANCELLED**

TRAIN DAYS – a celebration of trains and transportation! Union Depot Train Days is a fun and educational experience that highlights the history and future of passenger train travel, the historic and current role of freight railroads in our region, and changing...
Trip Report – Monticello Railway Museum

Trip Report – Monticello Railway Museum

I’ve been interested in visiting the Monticello Railway Museum for some time, and that interest grew considerably in 2010, when steam locomotive Southern 401 was restored to operating condition. It took me another year before finally making it there. I arranged with...
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...