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.
Fellow club member Mitch, decided on this particular night, to operate His late 1960's era Illinois Central Railroad EMD roadswitcher on a passenger train.
I grew up on the near southwest side of Chicago during the 1960's and 70's era, and I could remember seeing the Illinois Central and after 1972, the succesor Illinois Central Gulf Railroad locomotives in this orange and white color scheme.
It was an atractive color scheme, but unfortunately...it did not weather well. By the 1980's, many ICG locomotives in this color scheme looked very weather beaten and badly faded.
Still, it was a nice color scheme while it lasted.