Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Chicago Transit Authority's Route # 80 / Irving Park Road bus line west terminal. Chicago Illinois. Early November 2015.
New Orleans Pubic Service Company General Motors TDH Fishbowl Windshield "New Look" 40 foot transit bus. New Orleans Louisianna. Circa 1970's era.
From the internet site Northern California Bus Fans.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
A BNSF Railway switching local at work. Hodgkins Illinois. Wednsday, December 24th, 2014. Christmas Eve day.
A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train, crossing the big lift bridge on the club layout.
Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad EMD SW 9 diesel switcher # 1242. Riverton Pennsylvania. October 7th, 1972. David Hamley photograph.
Monday, November 09, 2015
A northbound Metra local commuter train, arrives at the Healy station. Chicago Illinois. January 2007.
The larger 2 foot narrow gauge steam train (Left) and the
much smaller 14 inch track gauge miniature operating
live steam train.
For more information about this fun and very family friendly
attraction in northwest Indiana, log on to their website at
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Grand Trunk Western 2-8-2 steam locomotive # 3735 pulling a freight train. South Bend Indiana. June 1956. louis Rague photograph.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
OPSME on Facebook.
Monday, November 02, 2015
Milwaukee Road EMD SD 45 diesel electric locomotive # 8. Bensenville Illinois. January 18th, 1981. Alan Niebel photograph.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A 1960's era Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad local freight train, passing over the tall steel "Winston Bridge" trestle on the club layout.
Conrail EMD NW 2 yard switcher diesel locomotive # 9290. Newark New Jersey. March 30th, 1980. Karl greffchen photograph.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
One of my all time favorite music groups I had grown up listening
to when I was a kid growing up in Chicago during the 1960's and 70's,
was the vocal music group from Los Angeles California known as
Three Dog Night.
I was a big fan of Three Dog Night from the "Get Go" if you know what
mean. I was only 7 going on 8 years of age, when I first heard their big
hit single "Celebrate". I was hooked on this group after hearing that song!
Three Dog Night spanned the carts from 1968 until 1975. Eventually, after
several attempts at recording new albums and songs, the group eventually
reunited and toured doing pretty much rock and roll music oldies concerts.
Sadly, we lost lead vocalist Corey Wells yesterday, at the age of 74. His
raspy and soulful voice, always inspired me.
Rest in peace Corey. I loved you and your friends at Three Dog Night.
You guys were always an inspiration for me either on or off the charts.
Thank You for some really great music when I was growing up.
Lehigh Valley Railroad EMD SW 1 diesel switcher locomotive # 118 at Bethlehem Pennsylvania. October 24th, 1976.
I found this photograph at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org,
which is located to the right of your computer screen at
One of the six bankrupt northeastern United States
railroads that made up Conrail after purchase /
"Bail Out" by the United States govorment in 1976,
was the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
Here is one of their former locomotives, still wearing
dark red and gold Lehigh Valley markings, after
the formation of Conrail.