Monday, April 20, 2015
A two locomotive, three car Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad switching local. Chicago Illinois. February 2015.
Slowly approaching the West 55th Street railroad crossing west
of South Central Avenue, near Chicago's Midway International
Airport on an overcast winter afternoon.
This train was traveling over the Belt Railway of Chicago, and
was returning to the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad's Argo Yard,
in nearby southwest suburban Summit Illinois.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad EMD yard switcher diesel locomotives at work, circa 1970's era.
I found this photograph from the defunct Rock Island
Railroad on the internet. (No location given.)
Two Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad EMD SW 1
yard switcher locomotives, are viewed at work coupled
M.U (Multiple Unit) together.
The engine to the left, is wearing the late 1960's era -
maroon and yellow color scheme, while the locomotive
to the right, wears the bright red and yellow color
scheme introduced around 1970.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Coming soon to the Larry and Mike Show, on Comcast, Public Access Channel 19 in the greater Chicagoland area, Eddie K on Roller Blading and Roller Rinks!
Hi everyone, this is Eddie K, your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
I will be appearing soon on "The Larry and Mike Show", on
Comcast Public Access Channel 19 in the greater Chicagoland
area in upcoming weeks. The show air date to be announced.
It turns out, that some interest has been expressed recently,
about my roller skating and outdoor roller balding activities.
We will be doing a show about roller blading, with some on
skate runby footage of me, at West Park in Des Plaines Illinois.
Stay tuned for further details.
I took this now rare and historic photograph, during an August
1984, Railroad Club of Chicago fantrip excursion to the Hesston
Steam Museum in northwest Indiana. www.hesston.org
One year after I took this photograph, the museum's engine
house building burned to the ground on the opening day
weekend in May of 1985. The museum's 1927 built Shay
steam logging locomotive sown here, suffered bad damage,
and the wooden cars in this photo, were destroyed by the fire.
This very family friendly operating museum attraction, has
since rebounded very nicely. The Shay locomotive has since
been mechanically restored as well.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Preserved Southern Pacific Railroad 0-6-0 steam locomotive # 1221. On display at Demming New Mexico USA.
The Southern Pacific Railroad, operated steam locomotives
in regular service, until the mid 1950's. The SP had also
preserved many steam locomotives for display at various
museums and on line towns that were served by the SP.
Everyday average work horse steam locomotive # 1221,
was donated to the town of Demming New Mexico in -
1960, after many faithful years of terminal and switching
work on the railroad.
Monday, April 13, 2015
A red Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad bay window caboose from pre 1972 times, brings up the rear of a passenger fantrip special.
Friday, April 10, 2015
If you enjoy photographs of buses, be sure to also check
out my other bus site "Bus Fan's Boulevard" on
From the internet site "Northern California Bus Fans."
One of the most succesful North American transit buses
from the 1960's and 70's era, were the General Mottors
Corporation's TDH Series "New Look" or "Fishbowl
Windshiled buses, introduced in 1959.
The former West Towns Bus Company in Chicago's
western suburbs, had acquired severAL 35 foot TDH
models, and ordered more after the Chicago RTA was
formed and began operations in 1974. These buses lasted
in service, until retired in 1993.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Springtime was just mere days away on the calendar, when I
took this photograph one morning at sunrise, in southwest
suburban Bridgeview Illinois.
A northbound CSX Transportation Company freight train that
was traveling over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, is viewed
waiting on a hold order, just south of the West 87th Street
highway overpass bridge on a cold late winter morning.
This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railan Page.
Happy Easter once again. To help celebrate this annual springtime event,
lets have a little fun. Here is an old 1950's era video clip from the
Lawrence Welk Show. Lets form a line, and do "The Bunny Hop" dance.
A late 1960's / early 1970's era Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad caboose hop crossing the Missisippi River lift bridge.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Chicago & West Towns Railway streetcars on Des Plaines Avenue in Riverside Illinois. April 23rd, 1939.
From the internet site "New Dave's Railpix."
Built in 1948 by the St. Louis Car Company, from the final order
of electric streetcars for the city of Chicago Illinois.
This car is preserved and operated today at the Illinois Railway
Museum in Union Illinois. www.irm.org