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 during a May 2011 visit to The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
I grew up on the near southwest side of the city of Chicago Illinois USA during the 1960's, 70's and 80's.
Sometimes, a unique model from a local Chicago railroad will show up at any given operating session.
The defunct Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, was a railroad that called the south side of Chicago home prior to 1980.
Although I would occasionally see locomotives and cars from the Rock Island growing up in Chicago during the 1960's and 70's era, I could never recall seeing these olive green Rock Island box cars at all back then. The lettering style graphics, indicate that this prototype is from the 1960's and early 1970's era.
If anybody has any information about these olive green Rock Island boxcars...I would greatly appreciate it.