Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Your host and photographer at work. December 2015.
Hi everyone! This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
This will be the final bus day edition of my transportation
blogsite for 2015. I want to thank all of you the readers, for
all the support and input in 2015, and beyond.
Happy Holidays to all.
A northbound suburban Pace bus at the intersection of South Cicero Avenue and West 63rd Street. Chicago Illinois. November 2015.
I took this photograph recently one day at work, back in
November of 2015.
We are facing north on South Cicero Avenue. I was driving
my assigned bus to the arrivals terminal at Chicago's own
Midway International Airport, when I was now being
stopped by a red traffic signal.
Seen through the front windshield of my bus, is a northbound
suburban Pace bus, waiting at the intersection of South Cicero
Avenue and West 63rd Street. This Pace bus, is enroute to the
Midway Airport CTA / Pace transit station ahead.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Here I am, your host and photographer enjoying a little end of the year / late season outdoor roller blading. Mc Cook Illinois. Late December 2015.
Chicago's overcast and very snowless Christmas of 2015. Elmwood Park Illinois. Saturday, December 26th, 2015.
A westbound Canadian National Railroad freight train waiting on a hold order. Berwyn Illinois. Saturday, December 26th, 2015.
I took this photograph on my way top work this morning.
A westbound Canadian National freight train, is viewed
east of the Riverside Drive railroad crossing in west -
suburban Berwyn Illinois, waiting for clearance to
proceed. This train is traveling over the former Illinois
Central Railroad / Iowa Division Mainline.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
This photograph was taken on Friday evening, December 18th
2015, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale
Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
To the left, an Atlas EMD SD 24 roadswitcher, pulls a 1970's era
Santa Fe grain train, while an Athearn, early model round cab
Santa Fe CF 7 light roadswitcher, pulls a local freight train on
the club layout.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
An eastbound Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad transfer train, passes through Hayford Junction. Chicago Illinois. May 1989.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe diesel locomotive # 1310 working the "I.N -Illinois Northern" industrial branchline local. Chicago Illinois. June 1984.
I found this photograph at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org,
which is located to the right of your computer screen at
The railroad we know today as the CSX Transportation Company,
was actually made up from several mergers over several years.
The former Seaboard Coast Line which primarily had operated
in the state of Florida, was one the CSX predecessors.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
An auto parts train pulled by a 1960's era Alco model RS 27 "Demonstrator" diesel electric locomotive, heads in to the tunnel.
Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park. A rare view inside the park, after it had closed for good. October 8th, 2009.
I was passing by the site of the recently closed Kiddieland
Amusement Park in Melrose Park Illinois during my -
lunch break at a previous job I worked at , and was able to
obtain this rare inside the park photograph, thanks to the
kind courtesy of a park maintenance worker who I flagged
down, when I spotted that the south gate was open.
Kiddieland operated here at this site, from 1929 until 2009. It
was the last of it's kind of seasonal family owned amusement
parks from Chicago's past, and had closed for good on Sunday,
September 27th, 2009.
This is how the place looked, before the rides were soon
to be auctioned off, and the pplace demolished in 2010.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Great Northern Railroad EMD SW 1200 diesel switcher # 100, at work on a switching local. St. Paul Minnesota. May 28th, 1968. Dennis Schmidt photograph.
From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org
I photographed this video on my way to work one morning, in late
September of 2015.
My own personal car, was down for repair with major engine block
repairs that had to be done. During this period of a little over a week,
I commuted to my job at Chicago's Midway Airport, via the popular
Chicago Transit Authority blue and orange line rapid transit routes.
Here we are in the very rear of an orange line train, south of Brighton Junction.