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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Tue - Fri 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 5

What's New ?


New Product Announcements

33k Tank

Athearn Genesis 33.9k LPG Tankcars in stock. 8 road numbers in black or white paint.

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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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.


Illinois Valley Division
50th Anniversary Cars

1964 - When it all started

2014 - Still going Strong

These cars honor 50 years of the Illinois Valley Division. Coal hoppers were still prominent in 1964 at the founding of the IVD giving way to multi-use boxcars 50 years later in 2014. Limited quantities of these cars are available.
Purchase by mail: send a check made out to IVD for $20 for either car / $40 for both and $5.95 for postage to:
IVD 50th Anniversary Car
PO Box 266
McLean IL 61754
They are also available at all IVD events while supplies last.

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McLean-IL Website
McLean Village website has community calendar, news, and information.


Upcoming Events

Nov 11
Veterans Day
(Depot will be Closed Nov 11)

Nov 12-13
Train Fest
Milwaukee WI

(Depot will be Closed Nov 12-13)

Nov 13
IVD / NMRA Event
McLean IL

Nov 20
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

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.