Monday, November 07, 2016

The sun is setting on Eddie's Railfan Page, and an era is now coming to a close.


Hello everyone. This is Eddie K, your host and photographer 
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.

After a good ten and a half year run, I have decided to soon
discontinue posting my original Eddie's Railfan Page here 
at Blogspot.com for several reasons.

A few years ago, Blogger.com decided to officially "Sever"
their business relationship with Flickr photo page, which 
has made it difficult for myself, as most of my photographs 
are actually saved to Flickr, and are easier to access.

Sometime after the ending of Blogger.Com's partnership with 
Flickr photo page, I began Eddie's Railfan Page # 2 @
Facebook.com, with better than expected results.

E Mails and comments have become few and far between 
at my Blogspot.com site, sometimes extremely "Sporadic"
at best.

Between a much larger reader / fan base, and the fact that 
Facebook has become the best user friendly option for myself,
Eddie's Railfan Page, will be moving to my Facebook 
site officially in the upcoming weeks ahead. Here is the
link to my Facebook Eddie's Railfan Page site.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793457380705605/

So readers, please...save as many of the photos that I have 
posted since 2006, here at my original Eddie's Railfan 
Page site here at Blogspot.com

I hope to see and hear from you @ Facebook.

Thanks.
Eddie K.

The sun is setting on Eddie's Railfan Page, and an era si coming to a close.


Hello everyone. This is Eddie K, your host and photographer 
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.

After a good ten and a half year run , I have decided for several
reasons, to discontinue posting Eddie's Railfan Page here at 
Blogspot.com in the upcoming weeks.

A few years ago Blogger.Com, decided to unfortunately sever
their business relationship with Flickr photo page, which has made
it difficult for myself, as most of my photos are saved to Flickr.
Also...few if any people out there, actually respond to my original
Eddie's Railfan Page here at Blogspot.com. E Mails and comments
are very sporadic at best. My other site Eddie's Railfan Page # 2 @
Facebook, has made my hosting experience more user friendly,
and there is a much larger following @ Facebook.

Eddie's Railfan Page, will be moving to Facebook in the 
upcoming weeks, so please, save as many of the photos 
you have come to enjoy here at my original site.

Here is the link to my Eddie's Railfan Page site
@ Facebook.com, and I hope to see you there.


Thanks.
Eddie K.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Eddie's Railfan Page, is nearing the end of the line.

 
Hello everyone. This is Eddie K, your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
 
I began Eddie's Railfan Page, in February of 2006. After a good
10 and 1/2 year run, I have decided to eventually discontinue
posting here at BlogSpot.com in upcoming weeks, and will be
moving to my more active and more interactive with the public
site "Eddie's Railfan Page # 2" @ Facebook.
 
Eddie's Railfan Page, was a good way for me to channel my
creativity, share photographs and stories, and eventually
meet a few of my dedicated readers. Unfortunately...due to
a lack of reader's input and comments, and a declining
number of members...Facebook is the better choice.
 
Please stay in touch at my Facebook site.
 
Thank You.
Eddie K.

Friday, October 28, 2016

CA & E Through Villa Park & Elmhurst


A steam powered Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe freight train.

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

An eastbound Chicago Transit Authority yellow line / Skokie Swift rapid transit train, crossing Crawford Avenue. Skokie Illinois. February 2009.


The Newleywed Game hosted by Bob Eubanks. A show I grew up with and absolutely loved watching on television.

 
One of my all time favorite television shows that I had grew
up watching, was the original "Newleywed Game", hosted
by Bob Eubanks.
 
I was born in 1962, and the show itself, made it's debut
in the year of 1966. Although I was too young to actually
understand the show when I was a kid during the 1960's,
I vaguely remember watching the original daytime
Newleywed  Game with my Mother and Grandmother,
and all having a good laugh together in the living room.
 
The Newleywed Game was a fun, interactive, live game
show , where sometimes funny or sometimes embarrassing
things would happen on air, with the newly married couples
that were contestants on this game show.
 
I would watch the later versions of this show, hosted by
Bob Eubanks, during the 1970's and 80's, and would
still always enjoy a good laugh.
 
I have been married ten years now, and If my wife Cheryl
and I would have appeared on that show...who knows?
I might have got smacked in the head with the answer card. L.O.L!
 
I have a wonderful wife, and happy memories of growing
up watching the original Newleywed Game show too.
 
Here is the Newleywed Game television theme song, just
click on to this link below.
 
 
Thanks.
Eddie K.

Otto Perry's Santa Fe


The Memphis Main Street Trolley. Memphis Tennesee. September 2007.

 
Here is a photograph that I took one morning, during
our September 2007 vacation to Memphis Tennesee.
 
This little 4 wheeled replica electric streetcar, is viewed
heading northbound on Main Street in downtown Memphis,
heading toward the intersection at Madison Avenue.

Winter Steam Trains Galore | Dampfeisenbahn im Winter | HD Train Compila...


A westbound Union Pacific Railroad empty unit coal train, crossing North Kilbourn Avenue. Chicago Illinois. September 2006.


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.