Help save Sleeping Car 'Illinois'

Built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1911, this sleeper car was used by the Illinois Terminal Railroad Company. She proudly hauled millions of passengers in a time when steel rails were the highways of the prairie. She even served her country as a troop carrier during WWII. 

Unfortunately, this once-beautiful piece of railroad history has fallen on hard times, and is on the verge of being lost forever. I am on a mission to save her.

We have successfully completed the first phase of the project - moving the car 50 miles from Harristown, Illinois to property along Route 66 in Bloomington, Illinois. Now the work of restoring her begins. 

I think she's worth saving. If you do too, please consider donating, and please share this fundraiser and help make it go viral. Thank you. 




  • Anonymous
    • $5 
    • 8 mos
  • Meghan Reha
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
    • $37 
    • 2 yrs
  • Jason Boomgarden
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs


David Parker
Bloomington, IL

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