Saturday, June 20, 2009
Eddie K on a September 1985 20th Century Railroad Club of Chicago excursion.
A fellow railfan snapped this photo of Me on a 20th Century Railroad Club of Chicago mainline steam excursion. It was a very uncomfortably "HOT" Sunday, September 7th 1985 mainline steam excursion. Our group traveled from Chicago to Sterling Illinois, over the Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad "West Line", wich today is now the Union Pacific Railroad since 1998.
It was a very hot 100 degrees Farenheight that day with plenty of humidity. Our locomotive was restored Nickle Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire type steam locomotive # 765 from the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. ( Indiana.)
Here I am on the return leg of the trip enroute to Chicago Illinois at around sunset.