Visiting Southern Pacific steam locomotive # 4449 on display next to Historic Tower B-12. Franklin Park Illinois. Saturday, August 1st 2009., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph on a rainy summer afternoon, back in early August of 2009.
A special visitor to northwest suburban Franklin Park on this weekend, was preserved Lima Locomotive Works 1941 built G S 4 class 4-8-4 "Daylight" steam locomotive # 4449, from the Southern Pacific Railroad.
The locomotive was on display adjacent to preserved Tower B 12, and drew many railfans with cameras to the site. Occasionally the engine crew would blow the whistle or ring the bell.
Souvenier stands were also nearby, and I bought myself an S.P Daylight T Shirt that day, and met a few fellow railfans.