in the Heart of Homewood
viewing platform is on Harwood Avenue in downtown Homewood, on the east side of
the tracks, south of the PACE Bus facility. The platform is wheelchair accessible
and also features a scanner picking up radio from nearby Markham Yard.
equipment park is located on Park Avenue between the Homewood station and Dixie
Highway on the west side of the tracks.
pedestrian tunnel for access to the Metra and Amtrak platforms, can be used to
cross safely underneath the tracks and access both the platform and the display.
Over time, the
tunnel will be filled with murals depicting various scenes from the Illinois Central's
long and illustrious history. The first of these, featuring the famous Green
Diamond streamliner of the 1930's, is already on display at the east
end of the tunnel.
Village of Homewood and the Homewood Rail Heritage Committee hope to see you trackside
and invite you to sample Homewood's many other amenities while you visit. All
the railfan facilities are located in Homewood's downtown area and are within
easy walking distance of the train station, free parking, and many quaint shops
and fine restaurants.
more on the Homewood Rail Heritage Committee, the Railroad
Park and the history of the Illinois Central in Homewood, download this excerpt
from the Fall 2004 Homewood
Village Key community newsletter.
Village of Homewood and the Homewood Rail Heritage Committee wish to thank the
following for their assistance and/or donations to this project:
Hulcher Heavy Equipment Services
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