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    • November 27, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 225
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


    • November 28, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 305
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


    • December 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 187
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


    • December 05, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 279
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


    • December 11, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 44
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


    • December 12, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 250
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


    • December 18, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 179
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


    • December 19, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Jon Duerr Forest Preserve 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, Il
    • 269
    Register

    Tickets

    ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Tickets are handed out at the time of check-in.

    Seating Arrangements

    Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

    By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.

    Groups/ Group Seating

    The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

    NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

    Handicapped Accessibility

    Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Polar Express is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

    Attire

    Trains are heated and pajamas are encouraged. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the brief walk from the parking lot to the train and waiting to board the train.

    Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

    Event Duration

    The Polar Express event is approximately one hour in duration.

    Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

    ALL Polar Express trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. NOT the museum. The Blackhawk Station  is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.


Past events

June 12, 2021 Rails To Victory
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
May 30, 2021 Regular Operating Day
May 23, 2021 Regular Operating Day
May 16, 2021 Regular Operating Day
May 09, 2021 Opening Day (Mothers Day)
October 25, 2020 Regular Operating Day
October 18, 2020 Regular Operating Day
October 17, 2020 Ghost Story Train
October 11, 2020 Regular Operating Day
October 10, 2020 Members Day
October 04, 2020 Regular Operating Day
September 27, 2020 Regular Operating Day
September 20, 2020 Caboose Day
September 13, 2020 Caboose Day
September 06, 2020 Regular Operating Day
August 30, 2020 Regular Operating Day
August 23, 2020 Regular Operating Day
August 09, 2020 Regular Operating Day
August 02, 2020 Regular Operating Day
July 26, 2020 Regular Operating Day
July 25, 2020 Regular Operating Day
July 19, 2020 Regular Operating Day
July 18, 2020 Regular Operating Day
July 12, 2020 Regular Operating Day
July 11, 2020 Regular Operating Day
July 05, 2020 Regular Operating Day
May 10, 2020 Mothers Day- Cancelled Due to Covid-19
May 03, 2020 Regular Operating Day- Cancelled Due to Covid-19
September 22, 2012 Member's Day
May 13, 2012 Opening Day
March 24, 2012 MOW Brush Trimming Day
November 19, 2011 Anual Meeting of the Board
September 24, 2011 Members Day


Contact us:
(847) 697-4676

Info@foxtrolley.org

Address:
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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