Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Northern Pacific Railroad 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive # 2177. Dilworth Washington. December 28th, 1939. Gary Everhart collection.
I found this classic American steam era locomotive photograph,
at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right
of your computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
The Northern Pacific Railroad, which is one of the predescessor
railroads that make up today's might BNSF Railway, was a late
user of steam locomotives. Operating them in to the mid 1950's
in daily revenue operations, and in to the late 1950's on steam
powered mainline fantrip chartered excursion trains.
Locomotive # 2177 shown here, was a passenger service engine,
and more than likely, brought many families and relatives on
Christmas holiday visits, to friends and relatives houses from
Minnesota, to the Pacific northwest states.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
An eastbound CSX Transportation Company freight train, passes through Western Springs Illinois at sunset. September 2006.
The Chicago Transit Authority's orange line terminal and yard at Midway Airport. Chicago Illinois. june 2008.
Friday, December 12, 2014
A green block signal at night on the Norfolk Southern ex Wabash Railroad mainline. Oak Lawn Illinois. September 2006.
Fellow club member Henry Kranz's 1950's era Rock Island / General Motors Aerotrain arriving at the Stocton depot.
I took this photograph this past Wednsday evening, at the Oak Park
Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak
Park Illinois. OPSME on Facebook.
One of the more unique streamlined passenger trains of the past, that
once roamed the rails of the greater Chicagoland area, were the light
weight General Motors built Aerotrain streamliners built in the 1950's.
The former Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, used these light
weight streamlined passenger trains, in Chicago to Joliet commuter -
train service, until the mid 1960's. Two partial sets of the prototype -
have been preserved. One is at the National Railroad Museum in -
Green Bay Wisconsin, while the other is at the National Museum of
Transport on Kirkwood Missouri.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
a Chicago Transit Authority Route # 20 / Madison Street electric streetcar near the intersection at West Madison Street and Pulaski Road, in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood. Chicago Illinois. 1949.
Monday, December 08, 2014
A late 1950's / early 1960's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad switching local, enters the rear staging yard.
Grand Trunk Western 0-8-0 steam switcher locomotive # 8346. Chicago Illinois. 10-29-1949. Dennis Schmidt photograph.
I found this photograph at my Link page Fallen Flags,Org,
which is located to the right of your computer screen at -
The steam era was winding down in America during the
1940's and 50's era, as diesel locomotives were replacing
the old coal and oil burning steam locomotives. The GTW,
was a late user of steam locomotives, retirning their last ones,
during the early 1960's.
Steam switcher locomotive # 8346, was photographed more
than likely, at the Grand Trunk Western's Elsdon Yard near
West 51st Street, on the southwest side of Chicago.
A slow moving westbound BNSF Railway transfer train, passing through Hayford Junction. Chicago Illinois. Friday, November 21st, 2014.
In late November of this year, I had the opportunity one day, to
visit one of my favorite railfan haunts I went to a lot during the
1980's. Yes, good old Hayford Junction at West 75th Street and
South St. Louis Avenue, in Chicago's Ashburn neighborhood.
I got there just in time, to photograph this slow moving BNSF
Railway transfer train, passing through the former Grand Trunk
Western Railroad crosstracks, and entering in to the nearby Belt
Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard facility.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad -General Electric U 28B diesel electric locomotive # 140. April 1968. Dave Gross photograph.
I found this historic late 1960's era railroad photograph, at my
Link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right of your
computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
One of my all time favorite railroad color schemes I grew up with
in Chicago when I was a kid during the late 1960's and early 70's,
was the classic red and gray color scheme used by BNSF Railway
predecessor Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. This color -
scheme was gradually phased out, in the wake of the March 2nd
1970 merger of the C,B & Q -The Great Northern -The Northern
Pacific and the Spokane, Portland & Seatle Railroads, that created
the Burlington Northern Railroad. (1970 -1996.)
Friday, December 05, 2014
Chicago Transit Authority former Chicago Motor Coach Company General Moters transit bus # 691. Photographed at the intersection of West Lawrence and Kimball Avenues, in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Chicago Illinois. August 20th, 1970.
I found this old Chicago Transit Authority bus photograph at
My Link Page "Tom's Trolleybus Pictures", which is located
to the right of your computer screen at www.trolleybuses.net.