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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Tue - Fri 10 - 6
Thu 10 - 8
Saturday 10 - 5

What's New ?

5 Years Old
Saturday, November 7
In celebration, McLean Depot invites you to join us for BBQ, burgers and Cake. We will have door prizes and offer an additional 5% off our regular 20% discount at checkout.


New Product Announcements

In Stock Loco Listing


Check the Diesel and Steam locomotive listings. Many hard to find models at great prices.


Illinois Valley Division
50th Anniversary Cars

1964 - When it all started

2014 - Still going Strong

These cars honor 50 years of the Illinois Valley Division. Coal hoppers were still prominent in 1964 at the founding of the IVD giving way to multi-use boxcars 50 years later in 2014. Limited quantities of these cars are available.
Purchase by mail: send a check made out to IVD for $20 for either car / $40 for both and $5 for postage to:
IVD 50th Anniversary Car
PO Box 262
McLean IL 61754
They are also available at all IVD events while supplies last for $20.



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Where we are:

McLean Depot is located 15 miles southwest of Bloomington/Normal at Interstate 55 exit 145.  We are on historic US Route 66 across from Dixie Truckers Home.

200 E Dixie Road
McLean IL 61754

  Come see the NEW shop in the OLD depot. 


Phone: 309-244-5900  



McLean Depot is a full line model trains hobby shop.

DCC - Digital Command Control Specialist
DCC systems, assessories and installation services at very competitive prices. Largest selection of NCE, TCS, Digitrax and Soundtraxx decoders in central Illinois in stock and ready for installation.

McLean Depot discounts up to 20% off List Price most items in stock or special ordered. We want to make it worth your time to visit our shop.


Featured books by Minnesota Railway Historian John Luecke

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Other new, used, rare, and out-of-print books are also available at

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McLean-IL Website
McLean Village website has community calendar, news, and information.


Upcoming Events

Oct 10-11
Southland Model Railroad Show
Oak Lawn IL

Oct 22-24
Naperville Rail Prototype Modeler's Meet
Lisle IL

Nov 7
McLean Depot 5th Anniversary Celebration
McLean Depot
McLean IL

Nov 8
IVD / NMRA Event
Bloomington IL

Nov 14-15
Train Fest - Milwaukee WI

(Depot will be Closed Nov 13-15)

Nov 15
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

Dec 5
Will County Model Railroad Association
Semi-Annual Swap Meet & Open House
Joliet IL

Dec 5
Toys for Tots Fundraiser
Illinois Midland MRR Club & Sandburg Mall
Galesburg IL

Jan 16
Darien MRR Show & Swap
Darien IL

Feb 20-21
Mad City MR Show
Madison WI

(Depot will be Closed Feb 19-21)

Mar 13
IVD Event
Peoria IL

Mar 13
Train Fair
Springfield IL

Apr 2-3
Train Show
Lincoln Square
Urbana IL

Post your event here. Contact me with details.


Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine link