Mendota Rail Museum
Train Cars Displayed
2003 Mendota's 150 Birthday
Historic Marker
Amtrak Schedules
Railroad Xing Days
The Postal Train
Mendota Hotspots
4978 C.B.&Q Steamer
Historic B&W Photos
Volunteers Spotlight
Five On The Fly
Model Train Display in HO Scale
Mendota Model in Model RRing Magazine
Museum Hours
Train Photos Gallery 1
Train Photos Gallery 2
Illinois Central pics
Burlington Pics
Milwaukee Road Pics
Gift Shop Items
Ray's Train Video
Gate Towers
Charlie Martin
Future Plans
Before and After
About Me
Favorite Links
Contact Me

The Museums Newest Show Piece
Milw Rd Car built in 1936

Welcome to the "unofficial" website of the Mendota Rail Museum. This site will compliment the museum's official website where you will find more detailed info.  Here I will give you a brief tour of the museum and the work that has gone into making it what it is today. We have a wonderful and classy museum and Amtrak station which has been restored to house both. Our depot grounds include three blocks in which acquisitions on display can be seen on this website. 
    The restoration of the depot began in 1995 and was completed in the summer of 1997. I hope you can come visit us someday and enjoy the many railroad artifacts and displays we have. We believe in preserving as much railroading history as we can and that will continue to be our goal in the future.                                   Ray Tutaj Jr.

Mendota Union Depot in 1998
Also serves Amtrak passengers

A view from the South Gate Tower
Museum is located next to BNSF's Mainline

What a difference a few years can make!
Before Restoration


We really have come a long way in a short time.
Photo was taken in 2001 by Ray Tutaj Jr.