Of particular interest at IRM is their extensive interurban collection (some operable) Collection includes the original "office car" and observation car trailer used by the Illinois Traction 'brass'. The North Shore articulated Electroliner, South Shore "little Joe", and many other 'one-of-a-kind' types of equipment.
IRM has done a marvelous job of obtaining, restoring and maintaining rail and transit equipment that otherwise would have been lost to the scrap heap.
While in the area, the Fox River Trolley Museum in S. Elgin is worth a looksee as well.
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!