The car will return to LaSalle Street Station for the first time in 50 years. On Father’s Day Weekend between Joliet and Chicago, Illinois, passengers will have the opportunity to ride behind famous steam locomotive no. 765 aboard a first class, Pullman passenger car that was once part of one...
For the first time in over 40 years, a steam locomotive and special passenger train will operate arrive from Joliet, Illinois and arrive at downtown Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station, hosting visitors from the region and tourists from around the country.
Passengers will enjoy a VIP experience at LaSalle Street Station This summer, a restored 1940’s-era steam locomotive will operate The Joliet Rocket, a high-speed, passenger train excursion between Joliet and Chicago, Illinois for tourists railroad fans and the general public alike.
Private donor partners with historical society for restoration.
Benefits include ticket discounts, special access
“Riverfront destination would draw train enthusiasts all year long”