The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club. Oak Park Illinois USA. May 2011., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photo recently, at The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
It's the early 1970's again on the former Illinois Central Railroad. Well....at least in H.O Scale anyway.
My train shown here, has a Life Like Proto 2000 Series EMD SW 9 yard switcher locomotive in pre 1967 Illinois Central colors and markings. The 40 foot Hi Cube box car coupled immediately behind the locomotive, is wearing the bright oarange Illinois Central color scheme with the "Split Rail" corporate logo that the I.C introduced in the year of 1967, to help modernize their image.
Illinois Central freight trains like this, were a comon site in the city of Chicago Illinois during the late 1960's and early 1970's era.