Monday, April 20, 2015

A former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Alco RS 1 diesel locomotive acquired through merger in 1972, leads an early 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad local freight train.

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

San Francisco's Cable Cars (in HD)

A tow boat and barges heading east along the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. April 2015.

Photographed from the South Harlem Avenue bridge at the
Chicago city limits. Chicago, Summit and Lyons Illinois.

Chicago Railroads in the 1960s DVD Trailer

A two locomotive, three car Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad switching local. Chicago Illinois. February 2015.

Slowly approaching the West 55th Street railroad crossing west
of South Central Avenue, near Chicago's Midway International
Airport on an overcast winter afternoon.
This train was traveling over the Belt Railway of Chicago, and
was returning to the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad's Argo Yard,
in nearby southwest suburban Summit Illinois.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

An early Conrail switching local at work, circa late 1970's era.

From the internet.

A former G,M & O Alco RS 1, leads a 1972 merger era ICG freight.

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad EMD yard switcher diesel locomotives at work, circa 1970's era.

I found this photograph from the defunct Rock Island
Railroad on the internet. (No location given.)
Two Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad EMD SW 1
yard switcher locomotives, are viewed at work coupled
M.U (Multiple Unit) together.
The engine to the left, is wearing the late 1960's era -
maroon and yellow color scheme, while the locomotive
to the right, wears the bright red and yellow color
scheme introduced around 1970.

A westbound Chicago Transit Authority blue line train, passing Oak Park Avenue. Oak Park Illinois. July 2006.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Coming soon to the Larry and Mike Show, on Comcast, Public Access Channel 19 in the greater Chicagoland area, Eddie K on Roller Blading and Roller Rinks!

Hi everyone, this is Eddie K, your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
I will be appearing soon on "The Larry and Mike Show", on
Comcast Public Access Channel 19 in the greater Chicagoland
area in upcoming weeks. The show air date to be announced.
It turns out, that some interest has been expressed recently,
about my roller skating and outdoor roller balding activities.
We will be doing a show about roller blading, with some on
skate runby footage of me, at West Park in Des Plaines Illinois.
Stay tuned for further details.
Eddie K.

A westbound BNSF Railway transfer train heading to Clearing Yard over the Belt Railway of Chicago. Chicago Illinois. Wednsday, April 15th, 2015.

Riding the shay powered steam train at the Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. August 1984.

I took this now rare and historic photograph, during an August
1984, Railroad Club of Chicago fantrip excursion to the Hesston
Steam Museum in northwest Indiana.
One year after I took this photograph, the museum's engine
house building burned to the ground on the opening day
weekend in May of 1985. The museum's 1927 built Shay
steam logging locomotive sown here, suffered bad damage,
and the wooden cars in this photo, were destroyed by the fire.
This very family friendly operating museum attraction, has
since rebounded very nicely. The Shay locomotive has since
been mechanically restored as well.

The Santa Fe in the 1980's

The Chicago Transit Authority's orange line terminal yard, at Chicago's Midway International Airport. April 2015.

Two freight trains meet on the mainline curve.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. January 2015.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad local freight train approaching Cass Avenue. Westmont Illinois, circa mid 1960's.

CSX Freight Trains

Philadelphia Suburban Transit 1940's era double ended suburban PCC electric streetcar. photographed on Orange Street at the end of the line. Media Pennsylvania, circa 1970's.

CB&Q 504 with Freight/Caboose train at IRM

CB&Q 504 with Freight/Caboose train at IRM
to view this video, please click on the link shown below.

Preserved Southern Pacific Railroad 0-6-0 steam locomotive # 1221. On display at Demming New Mexico USA.

The Southern Pacific Railroad, operated steam locomotives
in regular service, until the mid 1950's. The SP had also
preserved many steam locomotives for display at various
museums and on line towns that were served by the SP.
Everyday average work horse steam locomotive # 1221,
was donated to the town of Demming New Mexico in -
1960, after many faithful years of terminal and switching
work on the railroad.

A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train, passes over the big bridge.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. OPSME on
Facebook. January 2015.
The locomotive, is an Athearn H.O Scale model, of a Santa Fe
EMD CF 7 light roadswitcher diesel electric locomotive.

Friday, April 10, 2015

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

If you enjoy photographs of buses, be sure to also check
out my other bus site "Bus Fan's Boulevard" on

Milwaukee County Transit System

The Chicago Transit Authority bus terminal at South Kedzie Avenue and West 63rd Place, in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood. Chicago Illinois. December 1985.

LAMTA SCRTD Flxible New Look buses 1961-1993

Greyhound, Canada motor coach bus. Circa 1970's era.

From the internet site "Northern California Bus Fans."

Memphis Street Railway Pilman Standard electric trolley bus. Memphis Tennesee. Circa 1950's era.

The city of Memphis Tennesee like many other cities in
North America, experimented with electric powered
trolley buses. The electric powered trolley buses, operated
in daily transit service in Memphis Tennesee, from 1931
until 1960.

Roy Clark "Thank God And Greyhound"

RTA (Chicago area) 1974 General Motors 35 foot fishbowl windshiled transit bus.

One of the most succesful North American transit buses
from the 1960's and 70's era, were the General Mottors
Corporation's TDH Series "New Look" or "Fishbowl
Windshiled buses, introduced in 1959.
The former West Towns Bus Company in Chicago's
western suburbs, had acquired severAL 35 foot TDH
models, and ordered more after the Chicago RTA was
formed and began operations in 1974. These buses lasted
in service, until retired in 1993.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

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

Springtime was just mere days away on the calendar, when I
took this photograph one morning at sunrise, in southwest
suburban Bridgeview Illinois.
A northbound CSX Transportation Company freight train that
was traveling over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, is viewed
waiting on a hold order, just south of the West 87th Street
highway overpass bridge on a cold late winter morning.

The Lawrence Welk Show: Dance To The Bunny Hop!

Hi everyone!
This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railan Page.

Happy Easter once again. To help celebrate this annual springtime event,
lets have a little fun. Here is an old 1950's era video clip from the
Lawrence Welk Show. Lets form a line, and do "The Bunny Hop" dance.

A late 1960's / early 1970's era Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad caboose hop crossing the Missisippi River lift bridge.

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

The Chicago Transit Authority's orange line rapid transit terminal yard. Chicago Midway International Airport. Chicago Illinois. March 2015.