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Fox River Trolley Museum
361 South LaFox Street
(Illinois Route 31)
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-4676

Event Public Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm


SCHEDULE
DOLLE DINSDAG EXPRESS 
(Day 1)
Saturday
11a, 12:30p, 2p, 3:30p

Excursion Ticket Required.

 NIJMEGAN SHOWCASE BRIDGE BATTLE
(Day 2)
Sunday 1:00p

All-American Girls Baseball Game
featuring the Rockford Peaches.
Sunday @ 2:30p



Sponsoring Entities:

SOUTH ELGIN PARKS
& RECREATION DEPT.

KANE COUNTY FOREST
PRESERVE DISTRICT

WWII HISTORICAL
RE-ENACTMENT SOCIETY

Remember our Veterans by attending the RAILS TO VICTORY WW2 Living History Reenactment presented by the Fox River Trolley Museum's and ride the infamous "Dolle Dinsdag Express into Holland on September 19 and 20th, 1944 and experience the suspense and drama of the heroism of the Allies and Dutch Citizens as the Allies try to capture Bridges over the Waal River during Operation Market Garden. Continue your immersion in history by walking through a WW2 military encampment, viewing period Battles, and being a fan at an actual US Home Front Baseball game with the Rockford Peaches made famous in the 1992 Tom Hanks and Geena Davis film, "A League of their Own".
FREE ENTRY to the Museum Grounds for the event which includes BATTLES, PERIOD MILITARY ENCAMPMENTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, and a ROCKFORD PEACHES BASEBALL GAME.

2019 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
- Dolle Dinsdag Express - Saturday
- Nijmegen Showcase Brdige Battle - Sunday
 - Rail Yard Battle - Sunday
- Rockford Peaches Baseball Game - Sunday
- Historical Presentations and Demos - All Days
- Military Encampment & Vehicles - All Days
- School Day for Local Middle Schools - Friday

DOLLE DINSDAG EXPRESS & NIJMEGEN BRIDGE BATTES / PERIOD BICYCLE RALLY ALONG FOX RIVER TRAIL

       

 


             
DOLLE DINSDAG EXPRESS & NIJMEGEN BRIDGE BATTLE

Remember the sacrifice made by the Allies 75 years ago by taking a ride into occupied Holland on the Dolle Dinsdag Express.

 On Day 1 "Ride the Dolle Dinsdag Express", Saturday, Passengers start their immersive journey into 1944 Holland during the Operation Market Garden Allied Offensive. Experience the Allied initial attack on the Nijmegen Bridge which was part of the Allied objectives to capture bridges that cross the Wall River needed for their advance into Germany to end the war. Passengers will board the inter urban trolleys in Amsterdam  (Castlemuir Depot) where passengers are required to present their Dutch ID papers to the German Reichsbahn Railroad Conductors. During the hour long round trip journey on the museum's 3 miles of track to Colonge Germany (Duerr Forest Preserve) and back, passengers will experience scenarios that include the Dutch Resistance, the Allied Monuments Men, German Patrols, Captured POWs, and the attack on the Nijmegen Bridge. "Papers Please!"

             
     
           
     
             
               
       

On Day 2 "Nijmegen Showcase Bridge Battle, Sunday, Passengers continue their adventure by traveling directly to the Nijmegen Bridge. It is the 20th of September 1944, and the  to view a large scale battle for control of the Nijmegen Bridge.

The Dolle Dinsdag Express is an immersive performance presented by WW2 Actors portraying historical characters from the war and will put passengers right into the action. Passengers will view and experience small performance stops along the trolley's route recreating a variety of scenarios that played out in Holland during the war. Passengers should be prepared to play along with the actors to fully enjoy the experience. This performance is family friendly; however, not recommended for very young children who may be upset by load noises, theatrical gun fire, and battle reenacting.

Passenger Reservations for these Fund Raising Special Excursions can be made through the museum main web site at: Fox River Trolley Museum Special Events . All proceeds shall go to maintain the museum and its collections. Thank you.

Trains Timetable:
Day 1 - "DOLLE DINSDAGE EXPRESS"
Saturday April 27 Departure Times: 11:00a, 12:30p, 2:00p, 3:30p

Day 2 - "NIJMEGEN SHOWCASE BRIDGE BATTLE"
Sunday April 28 Departure Time: 1:00pm

ROCKFORD PEACHES BASEBALL GAME
"Rockford Peaches will play a game of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Sunday afternoon after the Nijmegen Battle.


  

 

 


 
WW2 Reenactors belonging to the Historical Reenactment Society (HRS), Tactical Studies Group/Living History Reenactment Association (LHRA), the WWII Girls Baseball Living History League, or other approved and recognized WW2 reenacting groups are invited to participate in this event by registering for the event at our Eventbrite Registration Web Page.  Reenactors Please visit the REENACTORS DETAILS AND REGISTRATION PAGE for more information regarding this event
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