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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Mon - Fri 10-6
Saturday 10-5

What's New ?


National Narrow Gauge Convention

Depot will be CLOSED the week September 1-6 while Tom is at the convention.

New Product Announcements

The new Soundtraxx Soundcar Function and Sound decoders have arrived. Offered in single and economical 3 packs.

In Stock Loco Listing

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


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NS SD40-2

UP SD40-2

SD40-2 models in stock. Santa Fe and Norfolk Southern are ESU Sound equipped. UP has ESU DCC decoder installed.

Depot price

$179.96 DCC Sound
$119.96 DCC only

If you are interested in a new product - Please let me know to place a reservation. Below are listed links to product announcements. Same discounts apply to reservation, pre-orders and special orders as regular in-stock items. Reservations are non-binding - however without a reservation the item may not be available, having been sold out in advance.

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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.


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The Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern:
From Dan Patch to Dragons

by John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski
For the first time, the full history of this interesting interurban-turned belt line will be available to students of Minnesota Railroad history.
The book will cover every aspect of this never-say-die short-line from the earliest plans of the "Dan Patch" to the final takeover of the MN&S by the Soo Line and beyond.
Approximately 224 pages, with over 250+ photographs (sixteen pages of color views), 40+ maps and drawings, and more information than anyone, including the authors, ever thought was possible.
Hard cover with Dust Jacket.
In stock now.


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

comoshop link


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


Upcoming Events

Sep 3-6
34th National Narrow Gauge Convention
Kansas City KS

(Depot will be closed Sep 1-6)

Sep 14
IVD 50th Anniversary Meet
Spring Valley IL

Sep 20-21
Train Show
Decatur IL

Sep 27
Run for the Fallen 2014
Springfield IL

Nov 8-9
Train Fest - Milwaukee WI

(Tom will be at Milw. Nov 7-9)

Nov 9
Bloomington IL

Nov 16
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College E Peoria IL

Apr 16-19 2015
NMRA Midwest Region Convention
Manitowoc WI

Post your event here. Contact me with details.

Click for McLean, Illinois Forecast 

Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine link