The narrow guage train ride at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. Brookfield Illinois. September 1982., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this now historic photograph during a September 1982 visit to Chicago's Brookfield Zoo.
From 1967 until Labor Day weekend of 1985, the zoo operated this unique little 2 foot guage railroad, that was known as the Brookfield , Salt Creek & Western Raiilroad.
This little steam train, circled the outer perimeter of the zoo in a counter clockwise rotation. Locomotive # 242 which was nicknamed "The Blue Goose", is viewed departing from the north station.
The Brookfield, salt Creek & Western Railroad's 3 locomotives and open coaches, are preserved today at the Hesston Steam Museum near Michigan City Indiana. www.hesston.org
Locomotive # 242 has been repainted, and operates at the Hesston Steam Museum during special events.