Saturday, July 16, 2011
The Oak Park IL Society of Model Engineers.
I photographed this digital live sound video recently, during a visit to The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
The Illinois Central and the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad had merged on August 10th, 1972, and became the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
Seen here crossing the swing bridge on a yet to be scenicked river scene on the club layout, is My own circa 1972 early merger era representation, of an early ICG switching local freight train.
My Life Like Proto 2000 EMD SW 9 switcher locomotive in pre 1967 Illinois Central colors and markings, along with a Gulf, Mobile & Ohio wide vision caboose...help to capture the look and feel of the early days of the ICG as it may have looked like around 1972 or 1973.