Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Alco RS 1 # 1108 parked near the cement plant.

Hi everyone!
This is Eddie K, your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railfan Page.

I am an avid model railroad enthusiast, who unfortunately isn't blessed with the space to build a model railroad where I live at. Darn!

Luckilly for me, there are the nice people at the nearby Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club, who have helped me and other model railroaders, by offering the opportunity to run my equipment on the club layout, inside the basement of the Oak Park Public Library's Dole Learning Center building at 255 Augusta Street in Oak Park Illinois. I have been a member since 2011.

One of my favorite Chicago railroads I model from when I was growing up in the windy city during the 1970's era, is the early merger era Illinois Central Gulf, which was created from the August 10th, 1972 merger of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, and the former Illinois Central railroads.

many of the ICG's early trains, featured older and newer locomotives wearing the factory paint schemes from both predecessor railroads, like on my Atlas model of a 1941 era Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Alco RS 1 roadswitcher early diesel electric locomotive. The ICG operated these for the first 5 years or so of operation, and several wore the original G,M & O paint and markings like my model, while other ones were repainted in to the ICG's orange and white color scheme.

Eddie K.

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