Thursday, August 17, 2006

Kiddeland Limited passing through the east parking lot. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois. July 2006.

Seen here after departing the parks boarding station, the Kiddieland Limited is making yet another lap around the Amusement Park's property. The locomotive appears to be a "Gas Powered Replica" of an old EMD F -7 cab unit. These early passenger and freight service prototypes from the 1940's and 50's were referred to in later years by railfans as
"Covered Wagons". Many ended their service lives in commuter train service. The trains gasoline engine sort of sounds a little like that of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. When it is idling it sounds like - putter putter putter putter, but when it is taking off under load conditions, it sounds like Bruuuum -Bruuuuuuuuuum!

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