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SHOWS: Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2012, Union, Illinois

The Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2012, held in Union Illinois, combines classic cars, trucks and trains.Just as Detroit is known for its automobile industry, Chicago has a rich railroading past and is still known the world over for our passenger and freight trains.

The Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2012, held in Union Illinois, combines classic cars, trucks and trains.

Working trolleys clanged by as the museum grounds were filled with classic cars and strolling spectators.

It is only fitting that these two unique forms of transportation come together each year at America’s largest railroad museum, located northwest of Chicago in Union. At the Illinois Railway Museum in McHenry County, you’ll find more than 150 acres of vintage rail memorabilia and four and half miles of working train track.

No other event immerses spectators in living mechanized history quite like the museum’s Vintage Transport Extravaganza, an annual car/train show that takes place the first Sunday in August.

During that special summer day, classic and collector cars fill the grassy knolls and winding roads around the property, set against a backdrop of massive steam, diesel and electric train behemoths.

Want to keep reading? Check out our full feature on the Daily Herald HERE

For more information about the museum, visit online at www.irm.org.

The Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2012, held in Union Illinois, combines classic cars, trucks and trains.

At the show, classic cars and trucks had the unique opportunity to cruise by antique trains and trolleys.

The Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2012, held in Union Illinois, combines classic cars, trucks and trains.

The museum has a diner on site. More old-time buildings are planned.

The Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2012, held in Union Illinois, combines classic cars, trucks and trains.

All brands were represented at the show, including VW.

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The Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2012, held in Union Illinois, combines classic cars, trucks and trains.

More than 400 classic and collector cars participated in the 2012 show.

Check out our photo gallery below for even more coverage.

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** All photos and content by Classic Recollections and may not be used without permission. 2012 © **

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