The Kiddieland Amusement Park train at night. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois USA. September 2006., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph way back in September of 2006.
A small and very popular train that even railfans like myself took the time to photograph, was the gasoline powered "Kiddieland Limited' replica diesel streamliner passenger train, which operated at the former Kiddieland Amusement Park in Melrose Park Illinois.
I knew that Kiddieland was on borrowed time when I took this photograph. The park had closed for good in September of 2009.
A fun experience shared by many families, was a night time ride aboard the Kiddieland Limited before closing time. Here the train is viewed traveling through the east parking lot.