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Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad in Illinois

The Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad of Freeport, Illinois is a not-for-profit educational organization, preserving America’s historical railroad heritage.

The legends of railroading are filled with crack passenger trains speeding down the mainline to fame and glory. But, the golden age of railroading had another, more unsung hero in the numerous branchline trains that tied the small towns of a once more rural America to the outside world. These small workhorses had a sometimes eccentric and always fascinating appeal that is captured on our rustic track and equipment. Experience steam branch-line railroading behind our 1912 steam locomotive on a 3.4 mile round trip excursion into history.

Learn more HERE.

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