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Ticket includes round trip train ride of approximately 1 hour duration and seven miles in length.
Guests may board train either at main Museum site (Nelson Crossing) shown on map, or at the Museum's Wabash Depot located in downtown Monticello.
In addition to enoying our train ride, guests are encouraged to visit the exhibit cars located adjacent to the Nelson Crossing depot, and are welcome to explore the Museum grounds and shop complex nearby.
Want to ride in the cab of the diesel locomotive instead? A limited number of cab ride upgrade tickets are available for most trips. For information and cab ride tickets, see the ticket agent when you visit the Museum.
Children under 2 ride FREE with paying adult or senior.
Tickets may be used on any one train trip on date for which issued.
Saturday trains leave the main Museum site at Nelson Crossing at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Saturday trains leave the Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. Note that there is NO return trip to the Wabash Depot following the 4 p.m. departure.
Sunday trains leave the main Museum site at Nelson Crossing at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Sunday trains leave the Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. Note that there is NO return trip to the Wabash Depot following the 4 p.m. departure.
When & Where
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.