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Surviving Illinois Steam Engines

 

Steam engines were the mainstay of most railroads until the 1950's when the diesel phenomenon took off. Most of these work-a-day iron horses were sent off to scrap, but some were thoughtfully restored and put on display or in operable condition. 
Below is a listing of steam engines known to be in existence in Illinois.

 
No. Railroad Type Location Status Notes
8376 GTW 0-8-0 Depot Museum, Amboy, IL display  
18 Chic Gravel 0-6-0 Veterans Park, Bensenville, IL display  
639 NYC&StL 2-8-2 Miller Park, Bloomington, IL display  
3 LaCledeSteel 0-4-0T park, Carlinville, IL display
2500 IC_ 4-8-2 park, Centralia, IL display  
7 C&NW (U&S) 4-2-0 Chicago Historical Soc., Chicago, IL display Named Pioneer_
    0-2-2 Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL display Named Rocket, replica
1 IC_ 0-4-0 Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL display Named Mississippi
    0-4-0cog Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL display Named John Stevens, replica
  B&O 0-4-0 Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL display Named York, replica
999 NYC&HRRR 4-4-0 Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL display  
31 Sharon Steel 0-6-0 B C Matthews Co., Crystal Lake, IL display  
2 SC&S Heisler2Tr Silver Creek & Stephenson RR, Freeport, IL operational   
3006 CB&Q 4-6-4 Galesburg Railroad Museum, Galesburg, IL display  
8305 GTW 0-8-0 C&NW siding behind grain elevator, Galt, IL display  
8374 GTW 0-8-0 C&NW siding behind grain elevator, Galt, IL display  
2 Central IL Public Service 0-4-0T Devil's Backbone Park, Grand Tower, IL display   
    Hunslet farm, Harvard, IL stored Named Shlto
4978 CB&Q 2-8-2 Union Depot Railroad Museum, Mendota, IL display  
1 MG 0-4-0T Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL display
191 Republic Steel 0-6-0 Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL display
303 (32) Mississippi Eastern (H&B) 4-6-0 Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL display moved from Rockford, IL, June 2000
401 SR_ 2-8-0 Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL restoration
      sand pit, Newark, IL sunk  
886 (887) CRI&P 4-6-2 Wheels O' Time Museum, Peoria, IL display  
8373 GTW 0-8-0 PW Dillon Museum, Sterling, IL display  
1352 SLSF 2-8-2 I&M engine house, Taylorville, IL stored  
1892(2) Swift 0-4-0F Metra Station, Tinley Park, IL display
5 J Neils Lumber Shay3Tr Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL out of service
7 ACW (USATC) 0-4-0T Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
4 UTCO 0-4-0F Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
201 IC_ 2-4-4T Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display from Peoria, IL then Heritage Halls, Owatonna, MN
16 T&D 4-4-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
7 PSC 0-6-0T Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
5 CE 0-6-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
207 L&NE 0-6-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
26 N-K(GN&A) 2-6-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL restoration  
3706 (109) B&S(IC_) 2-6-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
18 Lee Tidewater 2-6-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display from Thompson Winery, Monee, IL
101 Tuskegee 2-6-2 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL restoration  
9 Coronet Phosphate 2-6-2T Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display from Thompson Winery, Monee, IL
637 (309) CB&Q (B&MR) 4-6-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
938 CRI&P 4-6-2 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display from Fort Worth
3007 CB&Q 4-6-4 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
8380 GTW 0-8-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
35(19) LS&I 2-8-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
99 L&A 2-8-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
428 (1648) UP 2-8-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL restoration  
4963 CB&Q 2-8-2 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
2707 C&O 2-8-4 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
6323 GTW 4-8-4 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
265 CMStP&P 4-8-4 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
2903 AT&SF 4-8-4 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
1630 SLSF 2-10-0 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL operational  
975 T&NO 2-10-2 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  
2050 N&W 2-8-8-2 Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display  

 


Updated November 19, 2011
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