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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Holiday Hours
Mon - Fri 10 - 6
Sat - Sun 10 - 5

What's New ?


Holiday Hours

Nov 26 - Jan 7

M-F 10-6
S-S 10-5

Christmas Eve 10-4
Christmas Day Closed
News Years Eve 10-4
New Year Day Closed


New Product Announcements

If you are interested in a new product - Please let me know to place a reservation. Same discounts apply to reservation, pre-orders and special orders as regular in-stock items. Reservations are non-binding - however without a reservation, it may not be available later on, having been sold out in advance of actually be delivered.

Over 300 books needing a new home. Prices listed are a guide and negotiable. BOOKS

Check the Diesel and Steam locomotive listings. Many hard to find models at great prices. Also take a look at the Consignments page. More Diesel and Steam models there.


In Stock and Signed by both Authors

The Soo Line in Minnesota

by John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski
PRICE - $65.00

More in stock books by Luecke and Spyhalski

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Find new, used, rare, and out-of-print books at

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Where we are:

McLean Depot is located 15 miles southwest of Bloomington/Normal at Interstate 55 exit 145.  We are on historic US Route 66 across from Dixie Truckers Home.

266 E Dixie Road
McLean IL 61754

  Come see the NEW shop in the OLD depot. 


Phone: 309-244-5900  


McLean Depot is a full line model trains hobby shop.

DCC - Digital Command Control Specialist
DCC systems, assessories and installation services at very competitive prices. Largest selection of NCE, Soundtraxx, TCS and ESU Loksound decoders in central Illinois in stock and ready for installation.

McLean Depot discounts up to 20% off List Price most items in stock or special ordered. We want to make it worth your time to visit our shop.



It's going to get cold out there and a Scarf makes a wonderful gift.
Railroad scarves feature the colors of your favorite rail line and keep you warm.
Order soon for delivery in time for Christmas.

Lines available for immediate delivery:
Milwaukee Road MILWF
Green Bay & Western WS
Union Pacific UP
Wisconsin Central / Soo Line WC
Wisconsin Southern WS
Chicago & Northwestern CNW
Great Northern / BNSF Heritage 1 WS
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McLean-IL Website
McLean Village website has community calendar, news, and information.


Upcoming Events

Dec 3
Will County Model Railroad Association
Semi-Annual Swap Meet & Open House
Joliet IL

Dec 3
Train Show
Illinois Midland MRR Club & Sandburg Mall
Galesburg IL

Dec 10
IVD Board Meeting
Pekin IL

Jan 7-8
Red Cedar Train Show
UW Stout Johnson Field House
Menomonie WI

Jan 8
IVD / NMRA Event
Fire Station
Havana IL

Jan 28
Great Tri-State Rail Sale
La Crosse WI

Mar 12
IVD / NMRA Event
Peoria IL

Mar 19
Train Fair
Springfield IL

Apr 1-2
Train Show
Lincoln Square
Urbana IL

Apr 28-30
NMRA Midwest Region Convention
Rockford IL

Post your event here. Contact me with details.