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

What's New ?


New Product Announcements

Just returned from Durango attending Soundtraxx Dealer Seminar where the new line of Tsunami sound decoders were presented. We installed and programmed the first production units coming off the line. These are the first of the new 3d generation sound decoders. The modeling community expected Soundtraxx to release a top of the line replacement for the Tsunami, which they are doing, by starting a family of redesigned sound decoders adding the most requested features, new sound sets and more board versions with an economically priced version. Starting with a model that is affordable allows more modellers to add sound to enhance the enjoyment of the model without breaking the bank with features most modellers don't use or need.

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 $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

comoshop link


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


Upcoming Events

Aug 7-8
St Louis Rail Prototype Modeler's Meet
Collinsville IL

Aug 7-8
ESU LokSound Seminar
Scranton PA

(Depot will be Closed)

Sep 8
IVD Meet
Aledo IL

Sep 19-20
Train Fair
Decatur IL

Oct 22-24
Naperville Rail Prototype Modeler's Meet
Lisle IL

Nov 7-8
Train Fest - Milwaukee WI

(Depot will be Closed Nov 6-8)

Nov 8
Bloomington IL

Nov 15
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

Feb 20-21
Mad City MR Show
Madison WI

(Depot will be Closed Feb 19-21)

Apr 2-3
Train Show
Lincoln Square
Urbana IL

Post your event here. Contact me with details.


Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine link