OUR DAILY SITE HAS MOVED TO
RAILROAD DAZE - Franklin Park
|TASTE OF CHICAGO|
JUNE 14 2014
Franklin Park Railroad Daze
Wow. . .really nothing there I / You couldn't see any day
This year No UP, BRC, or CN
Cool METRA ticket
Rear Car on Track 11 - CUS for trip to Franklin Park
METRA402 - State Of Illinois - train that brought me to Franklin Park
Late arriving Passenger Equipment - METRA216 brings in
SLRG (Iowa Pacific) Empire Builder Dome
Iowa Pacific Diner
Adirondack Club Car
AMTRAK Sleeper 39042
Very Late Arriving Equioment led by IHB4014 (GP40-2)
CP2226 GP20C (DRS-20)
NS 5337 (GP38-2)
Trains that came by: CP8909 (ES44AC)
NATIONAL TRAIN DAY
MAY 10 2014
A really sad show for railroad buffs: Only Belt Ry of Chicago / NS / METRA / AMTRAk
were present + a few private cars
A real sad looking Iowa Pacific 515 (My Birthday Unit!)
Built in 1954 for the Union Pacific - sleeping car features 6 double bedrooms with lower and upper beds.
A shower and bathroom is located between each pair of bedrooms.
A new feature is the master suite “Grand Canyon” with queen size bed, private bathroom, TV/VCR,
and a spacious closet.
NS 5337 GP38-2 Operation Lifesaver Unit (from my iPhone)
Bad pix of BRC210 (Gotta remember to use iPhone
for dark places)
Warren R. Henry
Built in 1955 for the Union Pacific Railroad, the dome car features panoramic viewing upstairs, a formal dining room or boardroom for meetings and a beautifully appointed lower level lounge with satellite TV, DVD, and CD player. A complete bar is located on the lower level and an open rear platform
Some goodies I received
METRA 413 departing CUS
Walking home past the Willis Tower with its walk-on ledges
(not as scary as Hancock 30+% tilt)
I should have stopped - Oh well next time)
One third of the 66 restaurants and food vendors lined up for this year's Taste of Chicago
are new. The festival takes place July 9 to 13 in Grant Park.
This year, grocery store chain Mariano's, which is expanding in the Chicago area, will be in the cooking demonstration area and will be a five-day restaurant at the festival.
Here is a full list of food vendors. The ones new to Taste of Chicago are in Green.
Abbey Pub & Restaurant, 3420 W. Grace St.
Bacino's of Lincoln Park, 2204 N. Lincoln Ave.
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave.
Big Cheese Poutinerie, 3401 N. Clark
Billy Goat Inn, 1535 W. Madison St.
BJ's Market & Bakery, 8734 S. Stony Island Ave.
Bobak Sausage Co., 5275 S. Archer Ave.
Caffe Gelato, 2034 W. Division St.
Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, 300 W. 26th St.
Chicago's Dog House, 816 W. Fullerton
Churro Factory, 3755 W. Armitage St.
Connie's Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave.
Eli's Cheesecake, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive
Franco's Ristorante, 300 W. 31st St.
Fudge Pot, 1532 N. Wells
Gold Coast Dogs, 225 S. Canal St.
Iyanze, 4623 N. Broadway St.
Kasia's Deli, 2101 W. Chicago Ave.
Lawrence's Fisheries, 2120 S. Canal St.
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, 805 S. State St.
M Burger, 100 W. Randolph
Manny's Coffee Shop (back after two-year hiatus), 1141 S. Jefferson St.
Mariano's, locations throughout Chicago
Noodle Vietnamese, 2336 S. Wentworth Ave.
Oak Street Beach Café, 5700 S. Cicero Ave.
O'Briens Restaurant, 1528 N. Wells St.
Original Rainbow Cone, 9233 S. Western Ave.
Pazzo's Cucina, 101 N. Wacker Drive
Ricobene's on 26th St., 252 W. 26th St.
Robinson's No. 1 Ribs, 225 S. Canal St.
Savoy, 1408 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St.
SpritzBurger, 3819 N. Broadway
Star of Siam, 11 E. Illinois St.
Tuscany, 1014 W. Taylor St.
Vee-Vee's African Restaurant, 6232 N. Broadway St.
POP-UP RESTAURANTS, presented by WTTW's “Check, Please!”
Brasserie by LM, 800 S. Michigan Ave.
Brazilian Bowl Grill, 3204 N. Broadway
Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize, 2518 W. 63rd St.
Jin Ju, 5203 N. Clark St.
Kamehachi, 1531 N. Wells St.
Mama Mia, 3131 N. Central Ave.
Mayan Sol Latin Grill, 3830 W. Lawrence Ave.
Punky's Pizza & Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St.
Restaurant Veneno de Nayarit, 1024 N. Ashland Ave.
Riva, 700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier
Sol de Mexico, 3018 N. Cicero
Stan's Donuts & Coffee, 1560 N. Damen Ave.
Taco Joint, 158 W. Ontario
Beavers Coffee & Donuts
The Cheesies Truck
Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes
Windy City Patty Wagon