Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The former Burlington diesel switcher from Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. The Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana USA. Saturday, July 21st 2007.

Do You remember the train that used to operate at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo? After many years in storage, the three locmotives ( 2 steam, I diesel )
and the collection of open coaches, were officially donated to the Hesston Steam Museum in 2002.

Undergoing mechanical restoration, is the replica diesel switcher in Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad markings. The 2 foot narrow guage Brookfield, Salt Creek & WesternRailroad, circled the outer perimiter of Chicago's Brookfield Zoo from May of 1967, untill Labor Day Weekend of 1985. The railroad was dismantled in stages for a number of years afterwards.

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