The museum's site is located along an Illinois Terminal right-of-way. During the 70's, new track was laid for a couple of miles on the IT alignment, but the museum was able to acquire the paralleling IC branch when it was abandoned, and now operates on the IC tracks into downtown Monticello. This is the depot in Monticello, with some Christmas decorations. It's about three miles from here to the museum site.
Old #1, an 0-4-0T is now on display by the access road to the museum. Back in the 70's this was the usual service locomotive, while missing its tank and pulling a tender larger than itself. The 191 was also operable, and we ran double-headers occasionally.
Here are some more decorations.