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09-30-2018 04:07 PM
A rare steam train excursion trip passing through Blue Island Illinois in mid-September 2018 was a good excuse to revisit one of my favorite places to play pinball machines.



The Rock Island Public House at 13328 Olde Western Ave. in Blue Island is right next to the Rock Island commuter train line on which the steam excursion was running.

A photo of the exterior of the building built in 1905I watched the impressive steam train pass through town and then played some great pinball machines.

Rock Island Public House features seven well-maintained pinball machines.

A nice variety of fun pins available to playA blast from the past – Bally’s Mata Hari from 1978An amazing custom translite for Sternís Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Elvira and the Party Monsters, Bally
  • Kiss, Stern
  • Mata Hari, Bally
  • Pirates of the Caribbean, Stern
  • Playboy, Stern
  • South Park, Sega
  • Star Wars Episode 1, Williams
They were all clean, worked well and had a decent sound volume.

A working vintage crane amusement filled with adult noveltiesPlenty of craft beers on tap from which to chooseThe location is loaded with interesting nostalgia itemsI am always fascinated by belt driven ceiling fansThis location has great atmosphere and decor. I look forward to going back soon.



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That's really cool, you must be a rich man to be able
to go to all these pinball places - wish I could go with
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