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History Happy Hour: Joliet Railroad Museum

204 N Ottawa St Joliet, IL

Dates: Apr. 17, 2024
Times: 5:30pm
Location: Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL

The soon to be open Joliet Railroad Museum features information on the railroad companies that operated lines through Joliet and their ensuing legacies. It presents the story of collaboration, cooperation and engineering that went into the 1910-1912 track realignment and elevation project, which included the construction of historic Joliet Union Station and Union Depot Tower. The Railroad Museum also features the mechanisms and controls that coordinated the movement of trains through this critical intersection of east-west and north-south rail travel. Joliet was named among the Top Ten Train Watching Spots in the Chicago area and is known worldwide as the Railroad Capital in Trains Magazine. Watch trains come and go from all directions from the Tower's third story at the Joliet Railroad Museum. The program will be presented by Jayne Bernhard, city of Joliet.

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