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Want to ride in the cab of the diesel locomotive pulling our train? We have two seats available on most trips. You can put yourself in one of those seats by purchasing this cab ride upgrade.
The cab ride upgrade works in conjunction with a regular ticket, and permits the ticket holder to ride in the cab of the diesel locomotive.
ANY CHILD CAB RIDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PASSENGER HOLDING ADULT/SENIOR CAB RIDE UPGRADE TICKET.
We recommend purchasing your cab ride upgrade ticket(s) first, since availability is limited to two cab riders per train. Once you have your cab ride upgrade in hand, purchase regular train tickets for your chosen train date and time by visiting our diesel train ride event page.
Monticello Railway Museum
The Monticello Railway Museum is an all-volunteer organization in central Illinois with a 7½ mile long operating railroad line, and a railroad yard open to the public.
We offer train rides on weekends from May through October (rain or shine), and we offer 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.