The Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin took visitors back to the era of the Greatest Generation this weekend as it hosted its annual Rails to Victory event.
The weekend featured World War II re-enactors as riders who, along with visitors, boarded trolleys into "Occupied France." It was a re-creation of the European interurban rail line that ran between Paris and Rouen, along the Seine River, during the summer of 1944.
Visits also could check out a World War II military encampment, view a period battle on the banks of the Fox River, and watch Sunday's U.S. Home Front baseball game with the Rockford Peaches, made famous in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own." Sunday's highlights also included an Army medical demonstration and a World War II bicycle parade and trail ride.