Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Kiddieland Limited rounding the north curve on a night time run. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois. July 2008.

I took this now historic photograph back in July of 2008.

It is a hot summer night at Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park in Melrose Park Illinois. The park's 14 inch guage Kiddieland Limited replica diesel streamliner passenger train, is rounding the north turn in the east parking lot alongside First Avenue. The train will once again enter inside Kiddieland private property inside the park as it heads west.

Kiddieland closed for good on Sunday, September 27th, 2009, and was demolished the following June. A large Costco warehouse club store now occupies the former Kiddieland Amusement Park site today.

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