Friday, November 16, 2012

Classic American freight train cars of the 20th Century.

I took this photograph last week, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.

One of the main things that attracted me to becoming a railfan early on, were the many varieties of equipment and unique color schemes once common on American railroads.

Most of the models viewed here, are steam era prototypes, but actually fit quiete well if one models the 1960's and early 1970's era like myself, or perhaps the 1950's and earlier.

Variety keeps it interesting during any given operating session at the club. Auto racks, Intermodal container cars and Hi cube box cars, are often coupled together with 40 foot ice cooled refeers and wooden box cars. Cabooses are alive and well here on club freight trains most anytime.

Eddie k.

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