Friday, October 16, 2009
The end of the line for the Kiddieland Limited. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois USA. Thursday, October 6th 2009 after closing.
For many years one of My all time favorite unique trains that I enjoyed photographing or even railfanning on occasion, was the miniature 14" track guage Kiddieland Limited at Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park in near northwest suburban Melrose Park Illinois.
The park unfortunately closed for good after 81 years of operation due to the loss of their lease on Sunday, September 27th 2009. I took this photo on a rainy Thursday, October 8th 2009 lunchtime visit to the old amusement park site.
Believe it or not, the midway carnival rides were still assembled yet, but the miniature railroad crossings on the parks train ride were already removed. I took this photo in the east parking lot alongside First Avenue. The yellow metal triangles, protected the standing miniature railroad crossings from motorists. The concrete pedestools that the signals were mounted on are still there with wires showing.