Monday, October 05, 2009
The lighted Miniature Railroad sign at the boarding station. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois USA. Sunday, Sept 27th 2009. ( Last day)
I took this photo late in the afternoon of Sunday, September 27th 2009 in near northwest suburban Melrose Park Illinois. After 81 years of operation at this location in Melrose Park Illinois, Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park had lost it's lease and was closing for good. I took this photo on the last day of operation at the boarding station of the Kiddieland Limited miniature railroad train ride.
This picture is unique in many ways. As many times as I had visited Kiddieland in recent years both day and night, this was the only time I could ever recall seeing the train stations Miniature Railroad sign lit up at all.
They proboubly kept it off in recent years as a cost cutting measure.