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DuPage Co Museum: History of the CA&E Railway – Wheaton

August 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Illinois Prairie Path started as the CA&E Railroad.
Come learn about IPP history!!! Many railway relics are still visible from the Path. You don’t have to look hard!!


Please join us at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday August 26, 2023 at the DuPage County Historical Museum where we will be giving a talk on the History of the CA&E Railway.  The museum is located at 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton IL.

During the early 1900’s, communities from Chicago to the Fox River were linked together by one of the first and fastest electric interurban railways in the United States – the Chicago, Aurora, & Elgin Railway. We will look at how the railway evolved over the decades, how it ultimately failed by the middle of the 20th century, and how its legacy is still with us today. Thank you to DuPage Foundation for sponsoring this event.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required on the DuPage County Historical Museum’s website:

Please visit our YouTube channel to watch our videos on the Disused Stations of the Chicago Aurora and Elgin:



August 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm