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McLean Depot
Train Shop
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Mon - Fri 10-6
Thu 10 - 8
Sat - Sun 10-5
309-244-5900
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What's New ?

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Holiday Hours
 
Open Daily thru Christmas Eve

Mon - Fri Dec 1 - Dec 23 10 - 6
Sat & Sun Nov 29 - Dec 28 10 - 5
Thursdays Dec 4 - 18 10 - 8
Christmas Eve Dec 24 10 - 3
Christmas Dec 25 Closed
New Years Eve Dec 31 10 - 3
New Years Day Jan 1 Closed
Revised Hours Jan 2 10 - 6

 
A Scarf makes a wonderful gift.
Railroad scarves feature the colors of your favorite rail line and keep you warm.

Order soon for delivery in time for Christmas.

Now that cold weather arrived, a scarf is the fashion assessory to keep out the chill while showing off your excellent taste in style and most of all displaying your favorite railroad colors.

Lines available for immediate delivery:

Milwaukee Road MILWF
Milwaukee Road MILW-E
Green Bay & Western WS
Burlington Northern BN
Wisconsin Central / Soo Line WC
Wisconsin Southern WS
Iowa Interstate WS
Gulf Mobile & Ohio WS
BNSF Heritage 1 WS
Illinois Central ICP

Other lines and custom designs on short order.

New Product Announcements
 
Consignment
Modular Table sections 2'x4'

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.

Diesel
Steam

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Illinois Valley Division
50th Anniversary Cars

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1964 - When it all started

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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
309-244-5900

 
  Come see the NEW shop in the OLD depot. 

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Phone: 309-244-5900  

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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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MN&S Logo
 
cover picture

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.

 
$55.00


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

comoshop link

 

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

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Upcoming Events

Jan 11
IVD Event
Havana IL

Jan 31
Great Tri-State Rail Sale
La Crosse WI

Feb 15
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

Feb 21-22
Mad City MR Show
Madison WI

Feb 28 - Mar 1
High Wheeler Train Show
Palatine IL

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 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

Post your event here. Contact me with details.

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Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine link

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