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.
Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA.
I took this photo during a May 2011 visit to The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club, or wich I am a member of Myself.
Aside from the many fine examples of modern and classic early vintage diesel powered trains that operate on the club layout, the steam era of American railroading isn't forgotten here either.
Seen here waiting for clearance to depart from the rear staging yard, is a Bachman Spectrum Series 4-6-0 1910 era Baldwin steam locomotive owned by fellow club member Alex.
With markings from the Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad's own subsidiary Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul & Omaha on the side of the cab, and a classic wooden steam era Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad caboose coupled on...It will soon be "Highball" time for Alex's steam era freight train.
The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club, is located at 255 Augusta Boulevard in west suburban Oak Park Illinois. The club meets on Monday and Wednsday nights from 7:00 until 9:00 PM, in the basement of the Oak Park Public Library's Dole Learning Center building.