Welcome aboard "Eddie's Railfan Page". I have been having so much fun searching My old photographic archives, that I had totally forgotten that this blog site is now officially "One Year Old", and still speeding down the mainline!
On Febuary 8th 2006....Eddie's Railfan Page made it's debut.
This page proboubly wouldn't have happened, if it weren't for My great friend "Tom" from My links page "Toms photos and comments", who encouraged Me to start up My own railfan blog site. Tom had remembered, how I was always going on location with a 35mm camera back in the 1980's and early 90's, and caputuring many Chicago area railroad photos back then.
This photo was taken looking down from the Laramie Avenue bridge in west suburban Cicero Illinois USA, in June of 1985.
Seen here coming out of the west, is an elderly 1950's vintage EMD SD-9 diesel roadswitcher, working at the Burlington Northern Railroad's "Clyde Yard' on a hot June afternoon. At some point during the 1990's, this old overpass bridge was rebuilt with tall chain link fencing, and is now very difficult to shoot good railfan photographs. In 1995, the Burlington Northern and the Atchinson,Topeka & Santa Fe merged, and became todays BNSF Railway.
Thanks Tom for helping Me to preserve this period of Chicagoland Railroad history.