Eddie K's 1960's and 70's era Santa Fe freight train entering the swing bridge., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph a few years ago, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
One of the really cool things about being a member of an operating model railroad club, is the ability to recreate some happy memories you had watching the trains you observed in your town or city many years ago.
I was born in Chicago Illinois during 1962, and lived near the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad on the southwest side of the city.
My train shown here, recreates a typical Santa Fe local or transfer freight train from the 1960's and early 1970's era. The locomotive is an Athearn model of an EMD model G P 35 roadswitcher diesel electric locomotive introduced in 1963 as part of EMD's 2nd Generation line of then "New" Hi Tech diesel locomotives. The locomotive is painted in the Santa Fe's blue and yellow "Book Ends" color scheme which was used from 1960 until 1972. The cars in tow are typical American freight cars from the 1960's and 70's era.