Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The Kiddieland Limited waiting in the station. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois USA. July 2008.
It was just announced within the last week, that Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park in near northwest suburban Melrose Park Illinois will soon be closing after 81 years in operation.
Although small in size with a track guage of only a mere 14", the Kiddieland Limited streamlined gas powered miniature replica passenger train...always held a certain fascination for this local Chicago railfan for many years.
Here it is in July of 2008 waiting for passengers to board at the station. It is late in the evening, and the park will be closing for the night in an hour or so.