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2022 A New Year and a New Season

The Museum is looking forward to Great 2022 Season with Fantastic Special Events along with our demonstration Trolley Rides along the Fox River and into the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve

Coming Up...

Bunny Train - Saturdays April 2, 9, and 16, 2022.   Tickets go on sale on line on 02/01/2022 and tickets available the day of departure.

Rails to Victory - A Timeline Through World War II- Friday April 22 through Sunday April 24, 2022.   Tickets go on sale on line 03/01/2022 and sell out fast.   Tickets may be available on the day of the event if they don't sell out.

Opening Day - Sunday May 1, 2021 - Join us for our 56th season and the first day of the 2022 season as we journey into the past on antique trolley trains that date back to 1902.

Private Charters Also Available - See Below....

Where did the Caboose go?!?!?!?
Our next project is 4288 click for donation information
Come to ride newly restored 4451 we are open Sundays 11 am - 5 pm.

Private Charters available!!

Currently our private charters start at $250 donation for the first hour. The charter includes exclusive access to one of our trolley cars for an hour on any weekend (weekdays may be available for an additional fee, based on volunteer availability) of your choosing.  A 2-person crew (motorman and conductor) would be provided to take you anywhere along our railroad that you’d like. Please fill out information below, include date and time requested and best contact number.

**Capacity of trains will be restricted to follow CDC guidelines on the date and time of the charter. 

Opening Day 2021

Spring P and family enjoyed their private charter on 3/14/21 to celebrate son turning 2!!!!

Trainmaster Damin posing with the Birthday boy and sister.

Board Meetings 

All meetings are held at Elgin Township

729 S. Mclean Blvd Elgin, IL 60123

Until further notice:

Meetings will be held via Zoom. If you are a member that would like to attend, please reach out to

SEPTEMBER 12 2020 1:30 pm- Via Zoom


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Contact us:

General Information (847) 697-4676

Event and Ticket questions (312) 473-0993

365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177           

P.O. Box 315

The Fox River Trolley Museum is an IRS 501(c)(3) Illinois Not for Profit Corporation.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

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