Monday, July 21, 2008
Preserved Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific caboose. Tinley Park Illinois USA. June 2008.
If one looks around carefully enough in the Greater Chicagoland Area, vintage pieces of our railroad heritage will show up on display somewhere around town eventually. This relic from the defunct Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad / AKA -"The Rock Island Line", can be seen today on display in a city park in south suburban Tinley Park Illinois. The caboose is on the east side of 80th Avenue , just north of West 171 st Street alongside an asphalt bicycle trail.
It has been lovingly restored.