Monday, November 07, 2011
This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
My railfan photo slideshow that I was hosting this past Saturday at the Franklin Park Public Library, was a big success. Many people had turned out for the event, and much enthusiasm was definately in the air in the library's community room.
The video entitled "The CTA EL and other electrics", was a big hit at the event, and much input was drawn from a visiting patron named Frank Bruno, who just happened to be a retired former CTA employee from the early years beging around the late 1940's.
Mr Bruno's memoirs about the early CTA days, begining with working on electric streetcars, later buses and finally becoming an instructor...really shed some light about the Chicago Transit Authority from an insiders point of view.
The show turned out to be absolutely wonderful, and I would like to extend a special "Thank You", to all of the visiting patrons, and to the new Library adult program director Michelle Mitchel, for giving Me the opportunity to host this historic Chicago area transportation photo slideshow.