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

What's New ?


It's still cold out there and a Scarf makes a wonderful gift.
Railroad scarves feature the colors of your favorite rail line and keep you warm.
The cold weather is hanging on, a scarf will keep out the chill while showing off your excellent taste in style and most of all displaying your favorite railroad colors.

New Product Announcements

IVD 50th Anniversary cars are now available. Two cars commemorating the founding year of 1964 and 50 years on in 2014. The 1964 car is a 2 bay hopper and the 2014 car is a single door boxcar. (Ordering Info)

I took in a consignment of various Proto 2000 models. All have been test run and are smooth and quiet. (Click here for List). These are priced to move.

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 $25 ($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

Mar 7
Boeing RR Club Swap Meet
Queeny Park
St Louis MO

Mar 8
IVD Event
Peoria IL

Mar 14-15
Train Show
Lincoln Square
Urbana IL

Mar 15
Train Fair
Springfield IL

Mar 28-29
Trains in the Heartland
Heartland Community College
Normal IL

Apr 11
Galesburg Train Show
Sandburg Mall
Galesburg IL

Apr 16-19 2015
NMRA Midwest Region Convention
Manitowoc WI

Apr 18-19
Train Fair
Decatur IL

Jun 13
American Heritage RR Train Show
Greenville IL

Nov 15
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

Post your event here. Contact me with details.


Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine link