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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Summer Hours
Tue - Fri 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 5
309 - 244 - 5900
May - Sep

What's New ?


** New Product Announcements **


Now is the time to start planning your Garden Railway and PIKO has a full line of engines, cars, buildings and other assessories to make it happen. Top quality solid brass track that is weather resistant and tough can be set up and left outside year round. Buildings can also be left out in the elemtents. Some of my PIKO models go back 40+ years. Now available in central Illinois at McLean Depot. A wide range of models offered in N, HO and G featuring US and European prototypes.


In Stock and Signed by the 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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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.


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


Upcoming Events

Jun 22-23
Galesburg RR Days
Galesburg IL

Jul 4
Independence Day

(Depot Closed)

Jul 13
Rockridge Garden RR
Open House
Hudson IL

Jul 27
Great Tri-State Rail Sale
La Crosse WI

Aug 24
Route 66 - 6.6k Fun Run
Funks Grove to McLean IL

McLean Depot is a Primary Sponsor

Oct 12-13
Free-Mo Cornfield Meet
McLean IL

If you would like to see what Free-Mo is about, stop by the Park District Gym (old school on west side of town) Sat 10-4 or Sun 10-2.

Nov 17
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

Post your event here. Contact me with details.