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Lockport celebrates the past with Old Canal Days

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:39 p.m. CDT
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(Christine Muilenburg for Shaw Media)
Will County Model Railroad Association member Mat Lohmar mans his section of the HO train layout on display Sunday during Old Canal Days in Lockport. Mat has been a model railroader for 10 years. "It all started when my parents gave me my first train set," said Mat.
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Bill Molony, President of the Blackhawk Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, at the entrance of the Symerton Train Station on Sunday during Old Canal Days in Lockport. The train station, part of the Heritage Village, was built in 1882 and moved to Lockport in 1979.
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(Christine Muilenburg for Shaw Media)
Blacksmith Steven Helis forges a personalized horseshoe on Sunday during Old Canal Days in Lockport. Steven has been a blacksmith for 35 years and is passionate about his craft. When he is not working his full-time job, he participates in historical reenactments and works with various groups and organizations to recreate the past.
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Nine month old Danzig Heintz shows off his personalized horseshoe forged by blacksmith Steven Helis on Sunday during Old Canal Days in Lockport.
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(Christine Muilenburg for Shaw Media)
Bill Molony, President of the Blackhawk Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society for 14 years, gives a tour of the Symerton Train Station on Sunday during Old Canal Days in Lockport. Bill, who grew up on the Southside of Chicago, is a history buff and has been a “rail fan” for as long as he can remember.

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