Monday, March 03, 2014

A model of Chicago's Grand Central Station passenger terminal. ( Prototype demolished during the 1970's.)

Although most of the members including myself at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club are in to operating freight trains, passenger train operations are alive and well here as well on occasion.

An impressive model on the club layout, is the very large Grand Central Station from Chicago Illinois, which was mainly owned and operated by the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. This was a smaller passenger terminal located immediately south of downtown Chicago along the Chicago River, and had closed for good in 1969. This building was demolished at some point during the 1970's, and a portion of the property today has been redeveloped for condominium housing.

One of the club's Oak River Lines passenger trains, is viewed parked waiting underneath the period trainshed at the terminal, while a model of a 1970's era White Freightliner cab over tractor, is parked in the foreground.

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