2017 Railroad Day

Train Line-up


Indiana Harbor Belt – Genset engine, #2141, diesel locomotive featuring the Village of Franklin Park engine.

Canadian Pacific - GP # 20 with 2,000 horsepower.

Union Pacific – 2 engines

  • Heritage Fleet, Missouri, SD 70 – AC Engine # 1982

  • West Pacific, SD 70 AC Engine #1983

  • Both with 4300 horsepower

Amtrak – 2 Superliners, one is a sleeper and one is a full dining car.

Iowa Pacific – Scenic View - full dome observation car.

Metra – F40 PH – 3 Engine #217 which is a new vehicle for the line.  Also, a WiFi Coach – F40 PH – 3 Engine #217.

Belt Railway Chicago – Cupola Caboose with side bay windows.

Just Added to the line-up - Belt Railway of Chicago MP15DC

To see information on all the trains scheduled to be at this year's event,





Franklin Park Fest

2017 Entertainment Schedule


Thursday, June 8 - Jazz Night

6:30-8 PM  - Bobby Lewis Quintet featuring Olejo Poveda

Legendary Chicago Jazz Trumpeter Bobby Lewis has appeared with Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, and Frank Sinatra.  www.bobbylewis.com

9:00-10:30 PM - The Buddy Rich Big Band featuring Gregg Potter with Cathy Rich, Buddy’s daughter

The Buddy Rich Band has toured the world bringing Buddy Rich's music, style, and energy to stages everywhere.  www.thebuddyrichband.com


Friday, June 9

6:30-8:00 PM -  Kashmir: The Led Zeppelin Concert

KASHMIR re-creates the experience of a 70's Zeppelin show utilizing authentic vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects, with great attention to detail.  www.kashmirchicago.com

8:45-10:30 PM -  Think Floyd USA (Pink Floyd Tribute Band)

Think Floyd USA is a Pink Floyd tribute performance that showcases an energetic and phenomenally gifted cast featuring nine musicians and vocalists   www.thinkfloydlive.com


Saturday, June 10

11AM -12:30 PM - Caliente

The Soulful Sounds of Old School with a Latin Groove! Latin Jazz, Rock, Salsa, Motown / Dusties and so much more. www.calienteoldschool.com

1:15-2:45 PM - Vic Lombardi & The Chicago Seven                 

Great rock, soul and R&B hits from the 60s, 70…featuring a phenomenal three-piece horn section.  www.facebook.com/ChicagoSevenBand

3:30-5:00 PM - The Dream Police: A Tribute to Cheap Trick       

One of Chicago’s most popular tribute bands, they cover the entire Cheap Trick catalog of music.   www.dreampolice.band/home.html

5:45-7:45 PM - Dirty Dan’s Cool Rockin’ Daddies

Built on the concept of being a lean, mean, rockin’ machine, this “Roadhouse” style band pays homage to "Rock Greats" from the 50’s-90’s.  www.coolrockindaddies.com

8:30-10:30 PM - 7th Heaven                  

Known for the famous "30 Songs in 30 Minutes" medley of songs from the 70's and 80’s, 7th heaven has been an entertainment staple for 30 years.  www.7thheavenband.com


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