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Illinois Adventures: The Illinois Railway Museum

Illinois Railway Museum Executive Director Nick Kallas works out of an office packed with railroad memorabilia and artifacts

Illinois Railway Museum Executive Director Nick Kallas works out of an office packed with railroad memorabilia and artifacts

Periodically this spring and summer First Light host Brian O’Keefe has been taking listeners to visit roadside attractions across the region. The vacation temptations were originally a staple of roadtrips on two lane highways. Some are still out there and waiting for you and your family to pull in the parking lot and enjoy. For this Illinois Adventure, Brian traveled up to Union, Illinois

Illinois Railway Museum volunteer Nick Espevik operates an antique Chicago L car taking visitors on a mile long stretch of track at the museum

Illinois Railway Museum volunteer Nick Espevik operates an antique Chicago L car taking visitors on a mile long stretch of track at the museum

Beside trains, trolleys, and buses the Illinois Railway Museum has a collection of railroad signal devices and countless other artifacts spread across the property

Beside trains, trolleys, and buses the Illinois Railway Museum has a collection of railroad signal devices and countless other artifacts spread across the property