July 25, 2012
"Zing, zing, zing" will go the heartstrings of rail fans as they board vintage trolleys that run along the Fox River to the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve. Founded in 1966, this museum re-creates a bygone era of transit technology and celebrates its impact on American culture. "Streetcars preceded the automobile and fed America's need to move around," said museum President Edward Konecki. On display is an extensive collection of rare streetcars, including one that operated as a post office.
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 361 South LaFox St., South Elgin; $8 847-697-4676 and foxtrolley.org