Depot Museum


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Batavia railroad history comes alive in a permanent exhibit about the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (est. 1850), the Chicago & North Western Railroad (est. 1872) and the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Electric Line (est. 1902).  Three railroad lines served Batavia freight and passenger service until the mid-1900’s when the automobile became the transportation of choice.  On display are many railroad artifacts, photos and ticket agent office.  A detailed section on the telegraph system and it’s role in railroad history includes live telegraph keys where visitors can try their hand at sending messages using Morse Code

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