The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club. Oak Park Illinois USA. July 2011., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photo during a July 2011 visit, to The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
1972 was a year that saw at least two large North American railroad mergers.
The Baltimore & Ohio, the Western Maryland Railroad, and the Chesapeke & Ohio had merged in 1972, and thus became the Chessie System Railroad. Many years and many other mergers to follow, the Chessie System would become the CSX Transportation Company by the mid 1980's.
This 40 foot early 1970's era Chessie System box car, was photographed on a factory diorama scene on a shelf above the main club layout.