Thursday, July 28, 2016

STEAM Trains Chasing & Crossing in PARALLEL Action

An old Athearn "Blue Box Kit" I purchased recently. July 2016.

I model 1960's and 70's era American railroading, which
translates to an endless variety of old and new equipment,
first and second generation diesels, as well as railroads that
have either disappeared through mergers, or even new
railroads created through them.
This car, is an Athearn model of a 40 foot Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe Railroad box car, painted in the 1959 introduced
red with white lettering "Shock Control" markings. I own a
Bachman "Sound Value series Santa Fe Alco S 4 yard switcher
diesel locomotives, wearing the 1950's era ATSF black and
silver "Zebra Stripes" color scheme used from 1950 to 1960.
These two H.O Scale pieces of vintage Santa Fe equipment,
would look nice coupled together.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park

A westbound Metra evening local commuter train, crossing North Neva Avenue. Chicago Illinois. July 2007.

Santa Fe steam fast freight passing through Stocton.

A Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad switching local working at sunrise. Rapid City South Dakota. June 1984.

I took this photograph, during my June 1984 motorcoach bus
vacation, to Yellowstone National Park in northwestern
We were on our way west / northwest, when I took this early
morning photograph from my hotel room window in Rapid
City South Dakota. I was awakened to the all too familiar
sound of a railroad switching local, spotting cars on the local
industrial railroad spur sidings at sunrise. Still in my pajamas,
I grabbed my camera, and took this photograph. I am so glad
that I did.

Windy City Rails, Vol. 6 "Shortlines & Regionals #1"

A Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad local freight train, passes a row of urban tenement apartment buildings.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. Friday night,
July 1st 2016.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Friday, July 08, 2016

Welcome aboard the "Bus Day" edition of Eddie's Railfan Page!

Your host and photographer "Eddie K" at work. June 2016.

old buses

An American Precision Models H.O Scale model, of a 1950's era Flxible motorcoach bus.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,
H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.

Stock Footage - Early Buses, Streetcars, and Roadways - 1920s

An ariel view of the open top deck, of a Big Bus Tours of Chicago, double decker sightseeing bus. Chicago Illinois. July 2016.

London Transport Buses London England Double Decker buses

A Chicago Transit Authority , Brill electric trolleybus working the Route # 72 / North Avenue bus line. Chicago Illinois, 1960's era.

N B Chicago sightseeing bus on Michigan Ave.

AF28 /22 Ansair FLxible Clipper 6v53

Big Bus Tours of Chicago, recently acquired 1988 Brittish / Leyland double decker sightseeing bus. Chicago Illinois. June 2016.

Seen here parked inside the Big Bus Tours garage in Chicago
Illinois, is a recently acquired Brittish / Leyland double deck
sightseeing bus.
Just arrived at the garage, it is still wearing the markings from
The Big Bus Tours / Washington D.C - U.S operation.
This is an authentic "Old School" Brittish double decker bus
from London England  U.K , complete with a right side
operator's cab.

E B CTA articulated bus on Solidarity Drive.

First Transit 2012 Gillig 35 foot transit bus # 1208. Glenview Illinois. Early September 2012.

First Transit 35 foot transit bus # 1208, is seen in the wash bay
at the now since closed, First Transit / North Cook Garage in
north suburban Glenview Illinois.
The First Transit / Chicago Midway Airport -Rental Car Shuttle
service operation, was just getting ready to start up, and for a
short period of time, these buses were being washed, maintained
and serviced mechanically here.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page! Coming to you from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

A Cabadian National EMD roadswitcher , idles above the
South Laramie Avenue underpass viaduct in Cicero Illinois.
This is the former Illinois Central Railroad's Iowa Division
Mainline, and Hawthorne Yard facility.

The recently closed Sabre Room Banquet Hall. Hickory Hills Illinois. June 2016.

In business from 1949 to 2016.

Former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad motive power at work. Photographed at the BNSF Railway's Clyde Yard facility. Cicero Illinois. June 2016.

View facing west from the South Laramie Avenue bridge.

A preserved 0-4-0T "Fireless" steam locomotive on display. Tinley Park Illinois. August 2006.

Early 1970's era G,M & O transfer train.

An eastbound Burlington Northern Railroad freight train, passing through La Grange Illinois. Circa 1980's era.

Photograph found on the internet.

A classic 1960's era Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad local freight train.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. July 2016.

A small City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation "Sterling" garbage truck. Chicago Illinois. June 2016.

Photographed on North Fairbanks Court, in Chicago's
Streeterville neighborhood.

New-Zealand Steam 2012 - Part 1 of 2

A southbound Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad transfer freight train, passing alongside tall lineside vegetation. Alsip Illinois. Late October 1990.

Milwaukee Road EMD F 7 powered freight train.

The fill sized operating replica , of the Central Pacific Railroad's 1868 Baldwin 4-4-0 steam locomotive "Leviathan."

Built by the Kloke Locomotive Works in Elgin Illinois.
Although the prototype of this 1860's era American steam
locomotive, that helped to construct America's historic first
transcontinental railroad was scrapped and lost to history, -
This full sized operating replica, gives one an idea of how
America's railroad locomotives from the 1860's were like .

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New York Central Odyssey Vol-1 Remastered to HD


The Walther's Mainline Series, Chessie System EMD SW 1 yard switcher in H.O Scale.

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
the day.
I just happen to have an H.O Chessie System caboose in
my collection. I just might consider adding one of these.
Eddie K.


Thursday, June 09, 2016

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!

Coming to you, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers

An Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad transfer train, passing through heavy lineside vegetation. Alsip Illinois.Late October 1990.

The Doobie Brothers - Rockin' Down the Highway

An H.O Scale Milwaukee Road steam powered freight train.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.

AE&FR and CNS&M cars at the Fox River Trolley Museum - 8/15/15

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.

Sante Fe in California

The Burington Northern Railroad's Clyde Yard facility. Cicero Illinois. June 1985.

View facing west / southwest from the top of the South
Laramie Avenue highway overpass bridge.

An old rusty weather beaten Indiana Harbor Belt jade green caboose.

From the internet. More than likely photographed during
the late 1970's or early 1980's, around the time it may
have been removed from service.

The amazing backyard railroad of Jim Sabin - full HD program