Jay Shefsky likes to bring us stories about people with unusual passions. But this man's passion may be the most ambitious. Elgin resident Dave Kloke has built a full-size working replica of an 1860's steam locomotive -- from scratch. Now he and a team of volunteers are building a detailed working replica of the Lincoln Funeral car. Next year, to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, he plans to recreate the 1,800-mile journey of the Lincoln Funeral Train.
View a slideshow of the construction of the Lincoln Funeral car.
View a map of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train route.
--Map by Cydney Hargis