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

What's New ?

Nov 28 - Jan 9, 2016

10-6 - M W F
10-8 - T Th
10-5 - S S

Christmas Eve 10-4
Christmas Day Closed
News Years Eve 10-4
New Year Day Closed

Open 10-8 Tuesdays and Thursdays through the holiday period.

New Product Announcements

Blackstone HOn3 refers are selling fast. The initial run is very popular for these great looking cars.

Grenadier Publications is Proud to Announce the Upcoming Release of

The Soo Line in Minnesota

by John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski
PRICE - $65.00
This in-depth study of the Soo Line in Minnesota covers the history and development of this late-comer to the State's railroad scene. Linking the Twin Cities rail hub to some of the most remote hinterlands in northern Minnesota, the story of the Soo Line is one of constant battle, perseverance and innovation against the might of much stronger opponents.
The book contains 320 pages with approximately 300 photographs (sixteen pages of Color views), 55+ maps and drawings and a wealth of information covering every aspect of the Soo Line in Minnesota.
Hard cover with Dust Jacket.

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

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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, Soundtraxx, TCS and ESU Loksound 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.


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


Upcoming Events

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

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

Jan 10
IVD Event
Springfield Area TBD

Jan 30
Great Tri-State Rail Sale
La Crosse WI

Feb 20-21
Mad City MR Show
Madison WI

(Depot will be Closed Feb 19-21)

Mar 5-6
High Wheeler Train Show
Palatine IL

Mar 13
IVD / NMRA Event
Peoria IL

Mar 13
Train Fair
Springfield IL

Apr 2-3
Train Show
Lincoln Square
Urbana IL

Apr 30
Train Show
Davenport IA

July 3-10
2016 NMRA National Convention
Indianapolis IN

(Depot will be Closed all week to attend)

Post your event here. Contact me with details.