CANCELED: Ride to the Locomotive
July 29, 2019
9:00 AM


Union Pacific locomotive 4014 is one of the largest steam locomotives ever built, and is believed to be the largest steam locomotive in operating condition. It was just restored to operating condition a few months ago to participate in the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike (completing the first transcontinental railroad). The engine and tenders weigh almost 600 tons and are almost as long as half a football field. The locomotive is based in Wyoming, but is visiting the Midwest this summer.

Join us for a ride to see this locomotive while it is parked in West
Chicago. There will also be an exhibit car about railroad history. We'll start at Phillips State Park and ride the Prairie Path to the depot in West Chicago. We'll travel at a casual speed (no one left behind). Bring a lock so you can leave your bike while we see the locomotive and exhibit car.

Starting Location:
James "Pate" Philip State Park [About 2 miles west of Route 59 on Stearns Road. Turn right as you enter the park to the picnic shelter and toilet building (not the visitors center). (Try 2054 W Stearns Rd, Bartlett. But it doesn't work for all GPS units.)

Distance: 20 miles
Average Speed: 8-12 mph
Leader: Wayne (
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