Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Twilight in Bedford Park Illinois. June 2015.


The first "Merger Era" BNSF Railway corporate logo from 1996. Hodgkins Illinois. June 2015.


Northbound Amtrak departure. Glenview Illinois. July 2011.


Bridgeview Fire Department fire engine # 405. Bridgeview Illinois. June 2015.

 
Eddie's Railfan Page salutes and supports all first responders.

Recreating the August 10th, 1972 merger of the Illinois Central, and the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad's in H.O Scale.

 
A photograph that is a scene right out of 1972. The "New"
railroad Illinois Central Gulf, operates a caboose hop with
a former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Alco RS 1 diesel
locomotive acquired through merger, and a former and very
recently repainted Illinois Central Railroad steel side door
cupola caboose complete with ICG markings.
 
This photograph was taken, at the Oak Park Society of Model
Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
OPSME on Facebook.

Johnny Cash - "Wabash Cannonball"


A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train in H.O Scale.

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

A Canadian Pacific Railroad freight train, approaching the Belt Railway of Chicago's West 68th Street Wye Junction. Chicago Illinois. December 2014.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

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


An old 1960's era color photograph, of the Chicago Transit Authority's Howard Street bus and rapid transit terminal facility. Evanston Illinois.

 
This photograph was taken facing west, from the CTA Howard Street
rapid transit station, in north suburban Evanston Illinois.

Suburban Transit General Motors 1950's era TDH transit bus. Oak Lawn Illinois. Circa late 1960's / early 1970's era.

 
One of the more colorful suburban bus companies that served
part of the greater Chicagoland area in the days before RTA
and Pace, was a company based in Oak Lawn Illinois known
as Suburban Transit.
 
These old 1950's era General Motors buses painted in this
unique and colorful paint scheme, served this company in
to the mid 1970's.

The Alamo Trolley sightseeing replica streetcar bus. San Antonio Texas. June 2014.


Philadelphia Trackless Trolleys - SEPTA Action Series


Bus fan's riding aboard a soon to be retired ,rehabbed 1960's era Milwaukee County Transit District GM "New Look" 40 foot transit bus. Milwaukee Wisconsin. May 2000.

 
This was one of several last run fantrips, that was sponsored
by the Omnibus Society of America, in the city of Milwaukee
Wisconsin, during 2000 and 2001. An era was ending.

Southbound CTA Rt# 54B / Cicero bus. June 2015.


First Transit Ford paratransit mini buses on a foggy, rainy early morning. Glenview Illinois. Early April 2014.

 
This photograph was taken at the First Transit / North Cook Garage
facility in Glenview Illinois. This facility closed on April 1st, 2015.

Sunset at the departures termianl. Chicago's Midway International Airport. Chicago Illinois. December 2014.

 
I took this photograph at work this past December, at Chicago's
Midway International Airport around sunset time.
 
My assigned bus, First Transit 2012, 35 foot Gillig # 1201, is
viewed at the departures terminal, as another day is coming to
a close, and soon nightfall will be upon the city of Chicago -
Illinois once more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stopping for a bite to eat on the way home from work. Scatchell's Beef and Pizza. 4700 West Cermak Road. Cicero Illinois. June 2015.


PCC Action at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum


A westbound Burlington Northern Railroad freight train passes through La Grange Illinois. Early March, 1990.


Steam Engines Of The Southern Railways (S.R.)


The San Antonio Zoo Train. San Antonio Texas. June 2014.


An Alco RS 27 Demonstrator diesel locomotive, pulls a 1960's era freight train.

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

Intermodal switching at the BNSF Clyde Yard. 6-2015.


The abandoned Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's ex Illinois Northern industrial branchline. Chicago Illinois. June 2015.

 
The ruins of the West 31st Street railroad crossing, in
Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!



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

Bachman H.O Sound Value Santa Fe Alco S 4 yard switcher.


A northbound CSX Transportation Company freight train at sunrise. Bridgeview Illinois. March 2015.

 
Traveling northbound over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad,
just south of the West 87th Street highway overpass bridge.

"I'm A Girl Watcher" The O'Kaysons 1960s


An Alco RS 27 Demonstrator diesel electric locomotive, pulls a 1960's era freight train.

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

The Chicago city skyline, as viewed from the departures terminal, at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Chicago Illinois. June 2015.


Steam Engines Of The Great Western Railway (G.W.R.)


The San Antonio Zoo train. San Antonio Texas. June 2014.


A Union Pacific Railroad auto rack car, passes through La Grange Illinois aboard a westbound Burlington Northern freight train. La Grange Illinois. Early March 1990.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An outbound Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad commuter train near Clybourne station. Chicago Illinois. 1974.

 
From the internet.

1970's era railroading on the Burlington Northern somewhere in Minnesota.

 
From the internet.

Railfan Weekend on The East Troy Electric 6/14/2009


A westbound BNSF Railway empty unit coal train, passing through Riverside Illinois. May 2015.


A two train meet on the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, in west suburban La Grange Park Illinois. Early March 1990.

 
A northbound Norfolk Southern Railroad transfer train, meets a
southbound Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad freight train, just
north of the West 31st Street railroad crossing.

An 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.

Wilmington & Western Railroad Steam Train


An old 1950's era photo of steam locomotives recently replaced by diesels, waiting to be cut up for scrap?

 
No! Thank goodness not at all!
 
Just a few steam locomotives waiting either a cosmetic or eventual
cosmetic restoration, at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union
Illinois. July 1996. www.irm.org

Great sounding ALCO S-2 on the MD&W


The Chicago Transit Authority Harlem / Lake rapid transit terminal station alongside South Boulevard. Oak Park Illinois. New Years Day, January 1st, 2015.


A Chicago RTA ex Chicago & NorthWestern Rairoad EMD E 8 diesel locomotive idling at Chicago's North Western Station. Chicago Illinois. January 1984.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The old former Illinois Central Railroad swing bridge, over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Chicago Illinois. Monday, June 15th, 2015.

 
Located east of the South Kedzie Avenue bridge, at approximately
what would be West 33rd Street. For many years, this bridge had
served the trains on the Illinois Central Railroad's Iowa
Division Mainline. Today it serves the freight trains of
successor railroad Canadian National.

J. Neils Lumber Company Lima 3 truck Shay locomotive # 5, pulling the caboose train at the Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois. July 1996.

 
For more information on this operating railroad museum,
log on to www.irm.org

2 foot narrow gauge steam locomotive # 242, is viewed arriving at the Hesston Junction depot, at the Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

 
This locomotive originally pulled trains at Chicago's
Brookfield Zoo. After many years in storage, you
can once again ride the old Brookfield Zoo train,
at The Hesston Steam Museum near the border
at neighboring New Buffalo Michigan.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A northbound Grand Trunk Western Railroad freight train crossing West 51st Street. Chicago Illinois. April 1984.


A 1950's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad switching local.

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

American Steam Trains in the 1950's: Chicago & North Western Railroad - ...


A BNSF Railway transfer train crossing West 55th Street on a rainy morning. Sunday, June 7th, 2015.

 
I photographed this BNSF Railway transfer train on my way to
work this past Sunday morning. This BNSF Railway freight, is
viewed crossing West 55th Street near South Central Avenue,
and was enroute to the Belt Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard
in nearby Bedford Park Illinois.