Monday, October 4, 2010

Bensenville Illinois - CGC RR

This handsome little locomotive is on static display at Veterans Park in Bensenville, Illinois. It's about a mile from the last place I worked just before I retired.

This is a Chicago Gravel Company 1922 ALCO 0-6-0 Locomotive. The sad thing is that this little train is fenced in and while it has stairs for access and I'm sure it must have visitors, I never saw anyone stopping by to check it out.

Originally, this locomotive was built in Schenectady New York for the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend, Indiana. In 1948, it was sold to the East St. Louis Junction Railroad Company before ending up it's working career with the Chicago Gravel Company.

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