Monday, June 06, 2011
My Brother in law Chris, took this photo during a July 2009 visit, to the soon to be closed Kiddieland Amusement Park in Melrose Park Illinois. Yes, 2009 was the final season at this popular local Chicago area seasonal family attraction.
One of the more popular rides at Kiddieland, was the Miniature Railroad, wich circled the perimeter of Kiddieland Amusement Park in a counter clockwise direction.
Believe it or not...there was only "One" railroad crossing gate on the entire miniature railroad ride, and this was it. Located along the north perimeter of Kiddieland inside the park, crossing the East Midway after the train re entered the park after rounding a curve in the east parking lot. It is modeled after an older "Steam Era" style of American railroad crossing gate.