The day the circus came to (through) Oak Park

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By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

Last Wednesday around 8:30 a.m., Oak Park commuter Marty Berg spotted a circus train rumbling through Oak Park on the Union Pacific West Line tracks. Actually, you couldn't miss it.

"The whole train was huge — 40/50 cars? — and had rail cars loaded with pickup trucks, tractors, passenger cars, and many passenger rail cars," Berg reported. "I guess the circus was in town!"

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Ray Simpson from Oak Park  

Posted: June 5th, 2013 10:27 PM

When I was a kid the circus was at the international Amphitheater each year. My dad and I would go to the rail yard and get a couple tubs of elephant poop. The roses were award winners.

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: June 5th, 2013 5:33 PM

The circus never leaves Oak Park.The circus is in Oak Park constantly. Liars,thieves,jugglers,clowns, mimes,animal acts. The food is average. The three ring circus is excellent.

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