Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Kiddieland steam train rounding the southwest curve. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois. Sunday, September 27th 2009. The last day.
On Sunday, September 27th 2009, an era in Chicagoland family style entertainment had officialy came to a close. After 81 years in operation, Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park in northwest suburban Melrose Park Illinois was closing for good after the land owners refused to renew the park's lease.
I took this photo on the last day. The Kiddieland Limited steam train, is viewed slowly rounding the southwest curve on the miniature railroad as it approaches the boarding station.