Thursday, June 23, 2016
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad EMD GP 38 diesel electric locomotive # 217. Springfield Ohio. 1977. Bob Harrold photograph.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
William K. Walther's Incorporated of MilwaukeeWisconsin,
has recently released an H.O Scale model, of a 1970's era
prototype I grew up seeing, on the southside of Chicago.
I fondly remember seeing these Chessie System yard switcher
locomotives, working the former B & O lines in my own -
hometown city of Chicago Illinois, during the 1970's when
I was growing up in Chicago.
It's kind of nice, seeing something in miniature that you
may have grown up with witnessing in person back in
I just happen to have an H.O Chessie System caboose in
my collection. I just might consider adding one of these.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Tuskegee Railroad steam locomotive # 101 being serviced bettween runs. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois. September 1986.
This photograph was taken, during the September 1986
Member's Day Weekend event at the museum.
Tuskegee Railroad Baldwin 2-6-2 steam locomotive # 101,
would soon be removed from service after I had taken this
photograph, pending a complete and yet unfinished
overhaul. 1986 would be locomotive # 101's final season
in operation at the museum.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Preserved Sandley Locomotive Works 2 foot narrow gauge gasoline powered replica diesel switcher # 999. Photographed at the Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. September 2010. www.hesston.org
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Your host and photographer now drives double decker sightseeing buses in downtown Chicago Illinois. May 2016.
Hi everyone! This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
I have been a bus driver for 8 and 1/2 years now, and it has
indeed been a very rewarding experience for me.
A really unique career offer came my way this spring, and
now I am driving double decker sightseeing buses in Chicago,
for a company known as "Big Bus Tours." I love what I am
doing, and the people I work for are very nice as well.
We are currently hiring for Bus Drivers, Sightseeing Guides,
and of course, for Ticket Agents at Big Bus Tours.
For more information, log on to bigbustours.com
A southbound Chicago Transit Authority Route # 49 / Western Avenue bus. Chicago Illinois. October 2007.
Fueling the bus at the end of the workday, at a local BP Amoco station. Chicago Illinois. Early June 2016.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
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