Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The abandoned Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's "I.N / ex Illinois Northern Railroad industrial branchline. CChicago Illinois. June 1984 and December 2014.
One Chicago railroad line that I consider my "Neighborhood Railroad",
was the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's I.N or former Illinois
Northern Railroad industrial branchline, which would switch the
once many on line factory spur sidings, in Chicago's Little Village
neighborhood Monday thru Friday, during the 1970's and 80's.
I grew up just a few city blocks from this rail line. Hard times in
the wake of the 1996 A,T & S,F and Burlington Northern merger,
would find the BNSF Railroad lease the line to DRS Rail Services
in the year of 2000. The line was eventually cut back to West 31st
Street, and just switched as needed. The BNSF Railway, has since
abandoned this once busy rail line. The reacks and crossing signals
have since been removed.
Interior view of a cupola inside a preserved 1981 vintage Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad wide vision caboose. The Santa Fe Prairie Nature Preserve. Hodgkins Illinois. December 2014.
Monday, December 29, 2014
This will be the final bus day photo edition here at
Eddie's Railfan Page for 2014.
A special thank you goes out, to all the wonderful people
out there, who not only enjoy photos of trains and other
transportation subjects, but have continued to support
my website here since it began in February of 2006.
See you with more occasional bus photos in 2015.
A chartered motor coach bus, heads east on West 55th Street at the intersection of South Meade Avenue. Chicago Illinois.
A Phoenix Transit General Motors TDH "New Look / Fishbowl Windshield transit bus. Phoenix Arizona circa, 1970's?
From the Link Page web site Northern California Bus Fans.
Friday, December 26, 2014
This photograph was found on my Link page Fallen Flags.Org
www.rr-fallenflags.org. Dennis Schmidt photograph.
A BNSF Railway switching local at work. Hodgkins Illinois. Wednsday, December 24th (Christmas Evev day) 2014.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Eddie and friends get together, for a group Christmas pizza outing at Chesdan's Pizza. Orland Hills Illinois. Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.
From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Northern Pacific Railroad 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive # 2177. Dilworth Washington. December 28th, 1939. Gary Everhart collection.
I found this classic American steam era locomotive photograph,
at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right
of your computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
The Northern Pacific Railroad, which is one of the predescessor
railroads that make up today's might BNSF Railway, was a late
user of steam locomotives. Operating them in to the mid 1950's
in daily revenue operations, and in to the late 1950's on steam
powered mainline fantrip chartered excursion trains.
Locomotive # 2177 shown here, was a passenger service engine,
and more than likely, brought many families and relatives on
Christmas holiday visits, to friends and relatives houses from
Minnesota, to the Pacific northwest states.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
An eastbound CSX Transportation Company freight train, passes through Western Springs Illinois at sunset. September 2006.
The Chicago Transit Authority's orange line terminal and yard at Midway Airport. Chicago Illinois. june 2008.
Friday, December 12, 2014
A green block signal at night on the Norfolk Southern ex Wabash Railroad mainline. Oak Lawn Illinois. September 2006.
Fellow club member Henry Kranz's 1950's era Rock Island / General Motors Aerotrain arriving at the Stocton depot.
I took this photograph this past Wednsday evening, at the Oak Park
Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak
Park Illinois. OPSME on Facebook.
One of the more unique streamlined passenger trains of the past, that
once roamed the rails of the greater Chicagoland area, were the light
weight General Motors built Aerotrain streamliners built in the 1950's.
The former Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, used these light
weight streamlined passenger trains, in Chicago to Joliet commuter -
train service, until the mid 1960's. Two partial sets of the prototype -
have been preserved. One is at the National Railroad Museum in -
Green Bay Wisconsin, while the other is at the National Museum of
Transport on Kirkwood Missouri.