Freeport, Illinois – Celebrate your independence with an all access, all aboard trip on a 36 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive. On July 4th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Silver Creek Museum And Stephenson County Antique Engine Club is hosting an Antique Steam Train rides. Open to the public, come enjoy a train that pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and three passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30′ above Yellow Creek.
You can purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts and browse for novelties in the Freight House Gift Shop.
Visit the Silvercreek Museum filled with early Americana and featuring the 130 ton Cooper Corliss Steam Engine and its over 25′ fly wheel.
Food will be available at the museum. Train: Adults: $7; Children under 12: $3; Cab Rides: Ask at the Depot; Museum: Adults: $4; Children Under 12: Free.
For more information call 815-235-2198 or 815-235-7329