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Tinley Park resident Bob Dietz submitted this photo from one of the runs on Sept. 15. “I’ve been waiting to catch the 765 at the Oak Forest (Convent Curve) since April,” he said. PHOTOS SUBMITTED
Dietz followed up with this shot on Sept. 16 of the last inbound of the Joliet Rocket departing Joliet Metra Station. “T’was a great weekend for picture taking. Especially when a steam engine is back to running the Joliet Rocket,” he added.
Tinley Park resident Mike Garza included another angle of The Joliet Rocket on Sept. 15 as it passed through the Village of Tinley Park.
Garza followed up with this photo submission of the 716 engine take on Sept. 15 at the 80th Avenue Metra Station in Tinley Park.
Tinley Park resident Tony Warren submitted this photo of the Nickel Plate Road 765 steam engine from the La Salle Street Station in Chicago.
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6:00 am CDT October 10, 2018
The Nickel Plate Road 765 steam engine, aka “The Joliet Rocket,” ran four excursions from Joliet to Chicago, passing through Tinley Park on the Metra Rock Island District the weekend of Sept. 15.