Forrest, Illinois: Wabash Turntable

An old railroad turntable has been restored on the grounds of a local model train museum, which was a former depot. Also here: an old caboose.

Wabash Railroad Model Train Museum

Address:
330 E. Watson St., Forrest, IL
Directions:
Wabash Railroad Model Train Museum. From US-24 turn north at the blinker light onto Center St., then take the third right onto Watson St. Drive three blocks to the tall radio tower and turn right. The driveway leads to the museum; the small railroad turntable is just east of it.
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Turntable.

Forrest Caboose

Between E. Wabash and E. Krack St. sits a caboose. It is near an old depot that has been converted into a model train museum, and the remains of what used to be a train roundhouse.

[Douglas Dirr, 08/12/2021]

The turntable, which had fallen into ruin, was restored in 2017.


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