This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
One of the coolest things that you will ever see at any given session of a model railroad club's operating night sessions, are the chance that you will see an impossible by today's standards, two train meets with equipment from current or long since lost railroads, that were in use several decades apart. Wow!
My good friend and fellow club member Martin Faland of the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club, was operating his 1940's era New York Central Railroad "S' Class 4-8-4 Niagra steam locomotive manufactured by MTH. His train is viewed meeting my 1970's era Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad grain extra freight train, at the Missisippi River lift bridge, at the modeled Illinois / Iowa state line border.
Unfortunately...the huge and powerful New York Central Niagra steam locomotives, were all cut up for scrap by the mid 1950's. The Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad was acquired through merger by the Union Pacific during the mid 1990's as well.
This is a nice photo of a "What If" situation that you won't see on any railroad today.