Gilman, IL (GLM)
A small farming community, Gilman remains largely rural, its skyline dominated by soaring grain elevators that can store millions of bushels of corn or soybeans.
US Highway 24 & West Wenona Street
Gilman, IL 60938
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 2,540
- Facility Ownership: Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad
- Parking Lot Ownership: Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad
- Platform Ownership: Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad
- Track Ownership: Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
The Amtrak station in Gilman consists of a small shelter on a concrete platform. Amtrak began serving the community in 1986 when the Illinois Department of Transportation and Iroquois County provided funding for a platform, lighting, signage and parking lot grading; Amtrak erected the passenger shelter.
Iroquois County in central Illinois, which includes Gilman and its township, Douglas, was established in 1833 from parts of other counties. The name comes from the former confederacy of six Native American peoples: Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora. While these were originally settled along the Hudson River Valley in New York State, the name was given to the river stretching 120 miles between Jasper County, Ind., and the Kankakee River in Illinois—and thus to the county. Douglas Township was formed from Onarga Township in May of 1858.
The Illinois Central joined the two branches of the large Y of its lines at Gilman in 1871, joining the Gilman, Clinton and Springfield, of which it gained control in 1877.
This small farming community remains largely rural, its skyline dominated by the huge grain elevators. The Cargill elevator alone can store up to 8 million bushels of corn or soybeans. A major festivity in this community is the Old Boys and Old Girls Reunion which has been ongoing since 1886, held every five years since 1900.
Amtrak provides neither ticketing nor baggage services at this facility, which is served by four daily trains. The Illini and Saluki are financed primarily through funds made available by the Illinois State Department of Transportation.
- 5 Short Term Parking Spaces
- 5 Long Term Parking Spaces
- Accessible Platform
- Wheelchair Lift