LTT On The Road: Grand Opening of Park Forest Railpark

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Join ShuttletrainTed and Mrs. Shuttletrain as they take part in the Grand Opening of the Village of Park Forest Rail Park.The village of Park Forest will officially unveil its latest park, and what village officials are hoping will be a national tourist destination, the Park Forest Rail Fan Park, on Saturday, July 27. The park, just across from one of Park Forest’s Metra lots is the site of one of the country’s largest rail intersections, where the north/south Canadian National main line intersects the east/west rail arc formerly owned by the EJ&E Railway. Upon purchasing the 198 mile EJ&E rail arc, CN constructed the necessary track for rail interconnection. Visitors of the new park can view the train action from a 35 foot-high platform overlooking the rail tracks and intersection. Park Forest officials as well as Canadian National representatives will take part in the taping of the show. Representatives from the regional Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce will also be on ha will take part in the taping of the show. 

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