Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A southbound Indiana Harbor Belt transfer train, meets a northbound Norfolk Southern freight. La Grange Park Illinois. Early March 1990.


Great Northern Railway N2 class


Former Chicago Great Western Railroad EMD GP 30 # 807 acquired through merger in 1968, leads a Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad freight train at Mason City Iowa. July 1970. Dan Sweeney photograph.

 
From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org

CABOOSE'S. When they brought up the rear. 1975-1977


A classic Chessie System Railroad caboose hop from the 1970's era, passes over an unfinished urban viaduct scene on the club layout.

 
This blast from my own southside Chicago past, was photographed
at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model
Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.

Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller Orchestra


Northern Pacific Railroad 4-6-2 passenger service "Pacific" type steam locomotive # 2223. Winnepeg MB. A.G Aylward photo collection. June 1932.

 
From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org
 
This is an example, of a passenger service locomotive, parked
and being serviced between assignments, at a locomotive terminal.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Welcoome aboard the "Bus Day" edition of Eddie's Railfan Page! Coming to you from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!


Tour bus arriving at the Bahai Temple. Wilmette IL. 5 11 -2012


A Chicago Transit Authority 1950 Twin Coach Company 40 foot liquified propane gas powered transit bus. Chicago Illinois, circa late 1960's era.


An old 1960's era GMC school bus.


Fueling up Big Bus Tours of Chicago, Freightliner trolley bus # T 8 at the end of the day's work. Chicago Illinois. September 2016.


Westbound Pace bus on Stanley Avenue.


United Quick International school bus parked on Solidarity Drive. Chicago Illinois. Early June 2016.


Big Bus Tours of Chicago short open sided trolley bus # T 3 in Lincoln Park. Chicago Illinois. September 2016.


Riding 1950 Muni Trolley Bus 776 - San Francisco Muni Heritage Weekend 2...


A Chicago Transit Authority Route # 66 / Chicago Avenue bus at the east terminal near Navy Pier. Chicago Illinois. June 2016.


First Transit 2012 Gillig 35 foot transit bus # 1201 parked outside the garage. Bedford Park Illinois. Early December 2014.


NJ Transit Buses - Hackensack, NJ (North Jersey)


Interior photograph aboard a Big Bay Shuttle, Ford mini bus. San Diego California. June 2013.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers, Promo # 3.


The yellow former Toronto Transit Commision PCC electric streetcar, heads east along 56th Street. Kenosha Wisconsin. Saturday, June 17th 2000.


I took this photograph, during the official opening day
operations, of the Kenosha Wisconsin streetcar system.

Two cars were on the property and running on this day.
The maroon car in TTC markings, and this yellow car
painted in Cincinnati Ohio colors and markings.

This photograph was taking toward the end of the day.

Thanks.
Eddie K.

Steam in the Catskills: Viscose Company 0-4-0 6 on the Catskill Mountai...


Reading Railroad 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive pulling a mainline passenger train. Plainfield New Jersey. December 1939. Gary Everhart collection.


From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad EMD GP 7 # 210. La Salle Illinois. June 12th 1962. Robert Anderson photograph.


From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org

A 1970's era ICG local freight, enters the tunnel.


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad logo.


An Illinois Central Gulf Railroad freight train, crosses the tall steel "Winston Bridge" trestle on the club layout.

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

Cripple Creek And Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad 2011


An eastbound BNSF Railway intermodal train, passes through Clyde Yard. Cicero Illinois. June 2016.


W B Metra PM express commuter train passing through Berwyn IL.


A northbound Indiana Railroad freight train traveling over the Belt Railway of Chicago. Chicago Illinois. September 2006.


Steam in Spain 141F 2346 in Pajares pass


Westbound Metra express commuter train, passing through the Hanson Park station. Chicago Illinois. December 2006.


The Bustleton branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, circa 1915.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

South Shore & South Bend


A 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad freight train, passes through the junction.

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

CNJ #113 - Charter to Pottsville


A 1970's era Chessie System caboose hop.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. August 2016.
 
This was typical of the many Chessie System trains I had
grew up seeing on the southside of Chicago, during the
1970's and early 1980's.

An old rusty mining dump car on display. The Mountain View Adventure Center Park. Des Plaines Illinois. May 2016.


A late 1950's / early 1960's era ATSF local enters the tunnel.


Grand Trunk Western Railroad 4-8-4 steam locomotive # 6312. Battle Creek Michigan. August 1953. Dennis Schmidt photo collection.

 
From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org

Santa Fe Odyssey Volume-1


Chicago's Newest Railroad. The "Cicero Central." Stickney Illinois. June 2016.

 
One of several little shortline railroads owned by Watco Incorporated.
Contracted to switch tank cars, at the Koppers Chemical Company
in west suburban Stickney Illinois.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Welcome aboard the "Bus Day" edition of Eddie's Railfan Page! Coming to you, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

 
Here I am, your host and photographer "Eddie K" at work.
 
Driving the Big Bus Tours "Zoo Link" shuttle trolley # T 8.
Monday, August 29th 2016.

Northbound Chicago Transit Authority 40 foot New Flyer transit bus on North Michigan Avenue. Chicago Illinois. Late August 2016.


How Houston's bus system became a model for mass transit


A Chicago Transit Authority bus stop sign on Stockton Drive, in Chicago's Lincoln Park. Chicago Illinois. August 2016.


The top deck windshield on a 1988 vintage Leyland, Brittish double decker bus inside the garage. Chicago Illinois. July 2016.


Vintage 1953 GM Transit Bus: Faqs & Bus Ride.


Westbound Chicago Transit Authority Route # 77 / Belmont Avenue bus. Chicago Illinois. May 2007.


Westbound Pace bus on Stanley Avenue.


Recently acquired Big Bus Tours trolley # T 3 from Washington DC inside the garage. Chicago Illinois. July 2016.

 
Not in service yet at time of the photograph, and still
wearing Big Bus Tours markings from Washington DC.

Riding 1969 Muni Bus 3287 with Driver Doug - San Francisco Muni Heritage...


A local Chicago area school bus from Dunbar Transportation, getting refueled at the end of the workday. Chicago Illinois. June 2016.