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Passenger train to chug through DeKalb on Mon.

The National Railway Historical Society is returning passenger train service on the Chicago to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, route as part of a railroad convention based in Cedar Rapids. 

The train of nine historical passenger cars from the 1940s and ’50s is being operated as part of the organization’s annual convention, the first to be held in Iowa, according to a news release from the society.

The train went on the route Sunday and is set to travel the route again Monday. These trains will operate along the historical Chicago & North Western line, once the route of the famous Union Pacific Streamliners. 

The train will pass through Illinois towns including DeKalb, Dixon, Rochelle and Sterling. The train should go through the DeKalb area between noon and 1 p.m. Monday.

The National Railway Historical Society invites everyone to view the train as it passes, but it request they stay off railroad property and tracks.

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