Friday, August 28, 2015

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!

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

A former Grand Trunk Western Railroad EMD roadswitcher waiting on a hold order. Franklin Park Illinois. August 2015.


1970's era 60 foot auto parts box cars in transit.

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

South Shore Line Streetrunning - Michigan City, Indiana


A short two locomotive, three car Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad local freight train, returning to Argo Yard. Chicago Illinois. February 2015.

 
This train was photographed traveling over the Belt Railway
of Chicago tracks, at the West 55th Street railroad crossing
near South Central Avenue.

Mainline Steam over the Cumbrian Fells in 2014 .


A 1950's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad freight train passes by.

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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

 
Here I am, your host and photographer at work. August 2015.

VINTAGE 1957 GREYHOUND BUS COMMERCIAL


The Chicago Transit Authority / Pace -Midway Transit Terminal on West 59th Street. Chicago Illinois. June 2015.


A northbound Pace Route # 423 bus. Morton Grove Illinois. April 2009.


MTA Museum Buses: New Looks 7340,1059 & Mack C-49 6259


A West Towns Bus Company 35 foot GM TDH fishbowl windshield transit bus, picking up passengers at South Harlem Avenue and West Cermak Rioad. Berwyn / Riverside Illinois, circa 1960's era.


A Chicago Transit Authority articulated transit bus, pulling in to the off street terminal at West Belmont Avenue and North Halsted Street. Chicago Illinois. April 2015.


Midway Airport parking lot shuttle bus.


First Transit 2008 Ford E 450 Super Duty paratransit mini bus. Park Ridge Illinois. December 2009.


Chicago Entertainment Tours, Freightliner limosuine conversion bus. Bridgeview Illinois. January 2015.

 
Transportation to and from the Horseshoe Casino in
nearby Hammond Indiana.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Modern Belt Railway of Chicago EMD Hybrid Genset diesel electric switcher # 140 at work in Clearing Yard. Chicago / Bedford Park Illinois. Friday, August 21st, 2015.

 
The "Newest" in state of the art contemporary locomotives, is
viewed switching cars at the Belt Railway of Chicago's huge
Clearing Yard facility. This photograph was taken, from the
east side of the South Cicero Avenue overpass bridge.

Western Railway Museum's Members Day - September 15th, 2013


Pacific Electric interurban train traveling on the Long Beach Line. Los Angeles California. March 1959. John Devore photo collection.

 
I found this California electric interurban railroad photograph
at my Link Page "New Dave's Rail Pix", which is located to
the right of your computer screen .
 
A two car heavyweight Pacific Electric Railroad interurban
passenger train, is viewed traveling on the company
mainline, to nearby Long Beach California.
 
The Pacific Electric Railroad operated until 1961.

A 1970's era Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad freight train passes by.

 
I took this photograph earlier this year, at the Oak Park
Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad
Club in Oak Park Illinois.  OPSME on Facebook.
 
A Walther's "Trainline Series" C & N,W EMD GP 15
light roadswitcher diesel electric locomotive, pulls a
cut of leftover 1960's and some newer 1970's era freight
cars past our camera location on the club layout.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad


A 1960's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train passes by.

 
I took this photo a few weeks ago, at the Oak Park Society of
Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park
Illinois. OPSME on Facebook.
 
In a scene right out of the early to mid 1960's era, An Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Alco S 4 yard switcher diesel
electric locomotive still wearing the Santa Fe's 1950's era
black and silver "Zebra Stripes" color scheme, pulls a cut of
colorful 1960's era American railroad box cars on the club's
huge model railroad layout.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Welcome aboard "Eddie's Railfan Page !"

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

A Bachman Sound Value Series H.O Scale Santa Fe Alco S 4 yard switcher, pulling a cut of 1960's era American railroad box cars on the club layout.

 
In a scene out of the early to mid 1960's era, An Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe Railroad Alco S 4 switcher still wearing the 1950's
era Santa Fe black and silver "Zebra Stripes" color scheme,
is viewed pulling a cut of colorful 1960's era box cars, at the
Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model
Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. OPSME on Facebook.

RockIsland Railroad


The orange Kenosha Wisconsin, ex Toronto Transit Commision PCC streetcar heading east on 56th Street. Kenosha Wisconsin. September 2000.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!

 
Coming to you from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

Metra at sunrise. Morton Grove IL. Aug 2011.


Baltimore Transit Company streetcars at the Harford Road Yard. Baltimore Maryland, Circa 1950's era.

 
I found this photograph at my Link Page "New Dave's Railpix"
located to the right of your computer screen.
 
The Baltimore Transit Company, operated electric city
streetcars or trolleys until 1963, and electric trolley
buses until 1959. This photograph, is a behind
the scenes photograph, from the back yard of one
of their streetcar barn / maintenance facilities during
the final decade of service.

A southbound Canadian National freight train, waits on a hold order along South Central Park Avenue near Hayford Junction. Chicago Illinois. August 2015.

 
Just recently, I paid a short visit to one of my old railfan haunts
I used to hang out at during the 1980's. Good old Hayford
Junction, located at West 75th Street and South Central Park
Avenue, in Chicago's Ashburn neighborhood.
 
Seen here idling on the former Grand Trunk Western mainline
just north of West 79th Street, is a southbound CN freight
train, that had just crept through the interchange a few city
blocks north of here at Hayford Junction. This train was in
the process of departing from the Belt Railway of Chicago
Clearing Yard, and once given the green signal, will soon
be heading toward places like Detroit Michigan.

Allentown & Auburn - Steam in Kutztown


The former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad lives in H.O Scale!

 
This late 1960's or early 1970's era caboose hop from the
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, was photographed in
2014, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
OPSME on Facebook.
 
Happy memories from the G,M & O as well as other
fallen flag railroads of the past, even today's modern
railroads and equipment, can be seen operating at
this pleasant Chicago area model railroad club.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!

 
Coming to you from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

Here I am, your host and photographer roller blading in a local city park at twilight. Mc Cook Illinois. July 2015.


A former Grand Trunk Western Railroad EMD roadswitcher diesele electric locomotive waiting on a hold order. Franklin Park Illinois. July 2015.

 
Photographed just south of the Grand Avenue underpass viaduct.

Chicago, Aurora & Elgin 409 & 431 at the Illinois Railway Museum 7/4/15


An old Grand Trunk Western Railroad photograph taken in 1971. This might be at the GTW Elsdon Yard facility.


Roaring Camp


The Westbound evening Amtrak Illinois Zephyr regional passenger train. Brookfield Illinois. April 2007.


Norfolk & Western J-class #611 test run, Spencer to Greensboro NC, May 2015

An eastbound BNSF Railway freight train. Riverside Illinois. April 2007.