I took this photo one afternoon in December of 2007. Although the place was officially closed for the season, the bright sunshine, snowy landscape and the simple fact that I was passing through the area...Heck. I just couldn't resist taking this quiet "Off Season" photograph of the site.
This view is looking east from on top of the hill at the museum site on Illinois U.S Route # 31 in the village of South Elgin Illinois. Behind the billboard are two late 1950's vintage Chicago Transit Authority 5-50 series rapid Transit cars originally used on what is the CTA Purple line today. Today they haul tourists along the west bank of the Fox River. The museum operates from Castlemuir Depot (Here) to the Blackhawk Forest Preserve approximately 2 and 1/2 Miles to the south of here from May to October.