Monday, August 28, 2006

Thomas the tank engine at the Central Pavillion. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois USA. Saturday August 26th,2006.

A special occasion at the Illinois Railway Museum, was a visit by Thomas the tank engine. Though aimed primarily at little children, This generic Brittish 0 -6 -0 side tank steam locomotive had a few adult fans in attendance too. An American heavyweight coach from the steam era "Dwarfs" this Thomas replica. Thomas the tank engine is painted in the colors of the Scottish "Caledonian Railway", and is quiete a colorful character to see in person. The Orange and Green building seen in the background, is the former 50th Avenue CTA Rapid Transit station from the suburb of Cicero Illinois.

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