Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Two trains meet on the Missisippi River lift bridge.

I took this photograph this past January, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.

My 1960's and 70's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad unit grain train to the left, meets fellow club member Chuck Colin's freight train from his own shortline railroad known as the Oak River & South Chicago Railroad on the Missisippi River lift bridge at the Illinois and Iowa state line border.

Chuck's freight train to the right, features a kitbashed 1970's era wide vision caboose, that was rebuilt in to a modern "Shoving Platform " car with the windows and doors welded shut with steel plates.

A nice comparison in H.O Scale.

Eddie K.

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