The Mendota Museum & Historical Society's Mission is to promote the preservation of the history of Mendota, its railroads and recognizing agricultural heritage through three museums, the Breaking the Prairie Museum, the Hume-Carnegie Museum, and the Union Depot Railroad Museum.
The purpose of the Union Depot Railroad Museum is to preserve and share with others the Mendota area's rich railroad history which includes the CB&Q, the Illinois Central, and the Milwaukee Road. We hope to accomplish this through providing an assortment of varied railroad related experiences including interactive displays and fresh programs and displays.
The CB&Q steam engine # 4978 on display at the Union Depot Railroad Museum was built in 1923 at the original cost of $55,296.00. This locomotive was used in service at Mendota. The waycar or caboose was built in 1911 at the cost of $1,582.72.
Admission: Free Will Donations
Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day Wednesday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open Labor Day to Memorial Day - Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Address: 683 main Street
Phone: 815 538-3800
Our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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