Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Alco RS 1 roadswitcher passes the depot at Stocton.

Growing up in the city of Chicago like I did, light engine movements over any given railroad line is a common everyday sight. This was especially true over the Belt Railway of Chicago, as they were often locomotives returning to a local yard or terminal after dropping off a transfer train at Clearing Yard, or were sent there to ease a motive power shortage. Sometimes they were sent there for work at the BRC's own large locomotive shop for repairs.

My recently acquired Atlas H.O Scale Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Alco RS 1 (American Locomotive Company / ALCO)
is viewed running light on the club layout, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club during a test run.

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