Saturday, May 28, 2016
A Florida East Coast Railroad freight train crossing a trestle. Stuart Florida, April 1974. John Scency photograph.
Missouri Pacific locomotives pulling a Union Pacific freight train. South Holland Illinois. April 2nd 1983. Tom Golden photograph.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
A former Conrail locomotive, leads a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train near the Metra, Mont Clare commuter rail station. Chicago Illinois. November 2006.
I took this photograph one hazy late autum morning, back in
November of 2006.
A former Conrail locomotive, is viewed leading a westbound
Norfolk Southern Railroad freight train over Canadian Pacific
ex Milwaukee Road tracks, at the Chicago city limits, east of
neighboring near northwest suburban Elmwood Park Illinois.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Alco S 2 switcher and crew. Boston Massachusettes. August 23rd, 1963. Bob Rathke photograph.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Oregon Lumber Company 3 truck Shay steam logging locomotive # 7 inside the engine house. The Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. Circa 2010.
For more information on this fun and very family
friendly attraction in northwest Indiana, please
visit their website at www.hesston.org
Riding aboard preserved Chicago Transit Authority 1948 vintage PCC steamlined electric streetcar # 4391. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois. 2013.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
A 1950's era Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad streamlined "Zephyr" passenger train speeds along the mainline.
Friday, May 06, 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016
The off street west terminal loop, for the Chicago Transit Authority's Route # 152 / Addison Street bus line. Chicago Illinois. Wednesday, May 4th, 2016.
Monday, May 02, 2016
Short covered hopper cars from the BNSF Railway (Left) and fallen flag predecessor railroad Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. Chicago Illinois. October 2011.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco) EMD GP 15 light roadswitcher # 105, leads a freight train. Ft Touson Oklahoma. June 1980. James Holder photograph.
Friday, April 29, 2016
The abandoned former Grand Trunk Western Railroad's, Elsdon Yard site. Chicago Illinois. November 2014.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad EMD F 7 diesel locomotive # 114. Peopria Illinois. March 1971. Photographer unknown.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Illinois Northern Railroad. My old neighborhood railroad I grew up with in Chicago, before I was born. Chicago Illinois, early 1950's era.
Hi Everyone! This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
I was born in Chicago Illinois, during the year of 1962. I grew
up in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood near West 26th
Street and South Kedzie Avenue, on the west / near southwest
side of the city during the 1960's thru 1990.
An icon of my old neighborhood, was the former Illinois Northern
Railroad, which was an industrial short line railroad, that had once
serviced the numerous industrial / factory spur sidings in my gritty
old blue collar industrial neighborhood. I vaguely remember the
1960's era I.N, which operated with a fleet of Alco S4 switchers, that
wore the 1950's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's black
and silver "Zebra Striped" color scheme. During the year of 1972,
the parent railroad Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, bought the I.N
outright, and operated the neighborhood I.N local from Corwith Yard
Monday thru Friday, with Santa Fe diesel switchers.
This photograph, shows what kind of locomotives had served the
Illinois Northern Railroad, prior to dieselization in 1953.
The old Illinois Northern branch is now abandoned through my
old neighborhood, and the tracks and crossing signals have since
been removed. Still...this was my neighborhood railroad.