Waterman & Western - Waterman, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 41° 45.972 W 088° 46.623
16T E 352288 N 4625344
Quick Description: The Waterman & Western is scheduled to arrive only on Sundays. ALL ABOARD!
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2006 8:48:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMMCQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 73

Long Description:
Although the train was locked away in the tunnel on the day that we visited, we did get a picture of one car that was outside on a siding. I think it was going into the shop for repairs. This train is still a work in progress. The Locomotive was built and completed between 1985 and 1991. In 1994 the 1/2 mile of tracks and ties were laid, and on July 31,1994 the Golden Spike was driven.

The engine is currently a 1/4 scale model F-3 Electro-motive. Soon to take it's place will be a 4-6-4 Hudson Live Steam Locomotive that is being rebuilt.

Located at the Lion's Park in Waterman, Illinois, the WWRR operates on Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm from Mother's Day through Labor Day. Special events occur on Easter, Halloween, & the Christmas Holiday Season. Private parties can be arranged. Check the web page for specific information.

Gauge of railway: 15

Engine Type: Unknown

Miniature Railroads Web Page: [Web Link]

Public Availability: Seasonal

Ride Fee: Yes

If Yes: 1.50

Entrance Fee: No

If There is an Additional Fee: 0.00

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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