Wednesday, October 05, 2016

CTA trolley and wig-wag signals at Illinois Railway Museum

A southbound Canadian National freight train passing through Hawthorne Junction. Chicago / Cicero Illinois. July 2008.

Traveling over the Belt Railway of Chicago tracks.

AMTRAK E8's, late 1970's... Bonus, AMTRAK FL9's, 1996

A westbound Metra evening rush hour express commuter train, approaching the North Narragansett Avenue railroad crossing. Chicago Illinois. October 2008.

Two locomotives assigned to the CSX Transportation Company's West 16th Street industrial branchline local. Cicero Illinois. October 2008.

Caboose hop departing the yard.

A New York Central Railroad 50 foot single door box car, circa 1960's era.

The prototype New York Central Railroad, began painting
some box cars and various other freight cars and cabooses,
in this color scheme known as "Century Green" begining in
1958, accompanied by the New York Central's "New"
Cigar Band logo.
Roofwalks were outlawed from box car roofs during the 1960's, and
there is evidence that this box car, had recent roofwalk removal itself.

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.

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