Monday, August 28, 2006
Thomas the tank engine visits the Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois USA. Saturday August 26th 2006.
I took this photograph of a Thomas the tank engine "Replica", on a visit to the Illinois Railway Museum this past Saturday. August 26th 2006 started as a cloudy day with light rain, and partly cloudy and very humid by afternoon. Nonetheless, the Illinois Railway Museum put on a fine presentation for all the little railfan tots. This side photograph shows the actual size of the visiting Thomas the tank engine "Stand In". This locomotive is not powered, and was pushed and pulled by a large museum diesel locomotive. The crew in the Thomas locomotive cab communicates via radio.