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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Winter Hours
Mon - Fri 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 5
309 - 244 - 5900
Sundays - Nov 26 - Dec 31

What's New ?


New Product Announcements

Join us Saturday, November 4 for Customer Appreciation Day and high-ball into National Model Railroad Month. Door prizes, food and drinks, additional discount on purchases and hopefully Golden Spike ceremony on the depot layout.

McLean Depot is again open on Monday for your shopping convenience.

Walthers 2018 Catalog

In stock now

Kato 2016 Operation North Pole Christmas Set Special

As a part of Kato USA's "Early Bird Program", you will be able to see this train in person at McLean Depot! Take this opportunity to see this Special set before it is released!
Taking pre-orders for an October 2017 release.


Check the Diesel and Steam locomotive listings. Many hard to find models at great prices. Take a look also at the Consignments page. Some rare models at reasonable prices. More Diesel and Steam models there.



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.

266 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.


In Stock and Signed by both Authors

The Soo Line in Minnesota

by John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski
PRICE - $65.00

More in stock books by Luecke and Spyhalski

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Find new, used, rare, and out-of-print books at

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


Upcoming Events

Nov 4
McLean Depot
Customers Appreciation Day & High-ball into National Model Railroad Month
McLean Depot
McLean IL

Nov 11-12
Train Fest
Milwaukee WI

(Depot will be Closed Nov 10-12)

Nov 12
IVD / NMRA Event
McLean IL

Nov 19
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

Dec 2
Will County Model Railroad Association
Semi-Annual Swap Meet & Open House
Joliet IL

-- 2018 --

Jan 14
IVD / NMRA Event
Chatham (Springfield) IL

Jan 27
Great Tri-State Rail Sale
La Crosse WI

Mar 11
IVD / NMRA Event
Peoria IL

Mar 25
Train Fair
Springfield IL

Apr 13-15
NMRA Midwest Region Convention
Madison WI

Aug 5-12
2018 NMRA National Convention
Kansas City MO

Post your event here. Contact me with details.