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.

800 US Highway 24 West
Gilman, IL 60938

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2021): $24,303
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2021): 1,334
  • Facility Ownership: Canadian National Railway Company (CN) Illinois Central (IC) (A subsidiary of CN)
  • Parking Lot Ownership: Canadian National Railway Company (CN) Illinois Central (IC) (A subsidiary of CN)
  • Platform Ownership: Canadian National Railway Company (CN) Illinois Central (IC) (A subsidiary of CN)
  • Track Ownership: Canadian National Railway Company (CN) Illinois Central (IC) (A subsidiary of CN)

Derrick James
Regional Contact
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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 wye 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.

The Illini and Saluki are financed primarily through funds made available by the Illinois State Department of Transportation.

Platform with Shelter

Features

  • ATM not available
  • No elevator
  • No payphones
  • No Quik-Trak kiosks
  • No Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel not allowed
  • No vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Baggage

  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • No bag storage
  • Shipping boxes not available
  • No baggage assistance

Parking

  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Accessibility

  • No payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • No accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • No accessible waiting room
  • No accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • No wheelchair
  • Wheelchair lift available

Hours

Station Waiting Room Hours
No station waiting room hours at this location.
Ticket Office Hours
No ticket office at this location.
Passenger Assistance Hours
No passenger assistance service at this location.
Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
No parking at this location.
Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
No Quik-Trak kiosks at this location.
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.