Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chicago's Brookfield Zoo train. ( Gone.) Brookfield Illinois . September 1982.

I took this now historic photograph, way back in September of 1982.

We are looking west near the south gate inside Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. From May of 1967 until Labor Day Weekend of 1985, the 2 foot narrow guage Brookfield, Salt Creek & Western Railroad circled the outer perimeter of Chicago's Brookfiled Zoo in a counter clockwise direction.

Good news!
After sitting in storage for 17 years, the old Brookfield Zoo train was donated to The Hesston Steam Museum in northwest Indiana during the year of 2002. The coaches are operable, but the locomotives are undergoing restoration.

For more information about The Hesston Steam Museum
log on to www.hesston.org

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