Originally Posted by 10Cup
Next up is Dwight, Ill. with it's neat 50's diner and old service station.
Right across the street was another old service station complete with a neat old guy that was eager to explain all the history. I love it.
Inside was an old steam powered fire truck.
Saw these as I was rummaging around in the station too.
Those pictures brought back memories. I did the environmental cleanup on that gas station probably 11 years ago. Started with drilling borings and wells to figure out where the contamination was, then we pulled out a several hundred yards of contaminated soil. I ran the skid steer that pushed all of the clean fill back in. The pumps you found in the garage were on the island when I was there, not operating, but there. It actually was an active repair shop. The old guy that ran the place was a hoot, IIRC. It's nice to see that they fixed the place up. Thanks for a great ride report.