Mission Statement

The railroad has played a unique role in the financial and cultural development of Carbondale and Southern Illinois by providing transportation for people, ideas, goods, and services that generated great growth for our community.

Station Carbondale was established in 1995 for the purpose to restore the old railroad depot.

With this goal completed we would now like to establish a permanent railroad museum which will record, showcase, and bring to life to our community the railroad’s rich history and importance in the development of Southern Illinois.