Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Recreating the August 10th, 1972 merger of the Illinois Central, and the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad's in H.O Scale.
A photograph that is a scene right out of 1972. The "New"
railroad Illinois Central Gulf, operates a caboose hop with
a former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Alco RS 1 diesel
locomotive acquired through merger, and a former and very
recently repainted Illinois Central Railroad steel side door
cupola caboose complete with ICG markings.
This photograph was taken, at the Oak Park Society of Model
Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
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Saturday, June 27, 2015
An old 1960's era color photograph, of the Chicago Transit Authority's Howard Street bus and rapid transit terminal facility. Evanston Illinois.
Suburban Transit General Motors 1950's era TDH transit bus. Oak Lawn Illinois. Circa late 1960's / early 1970's era.
One of the more colorful suburban bus companies that served
part of the greater Chicagoland area in the days before RTA
and Pace, was a company based in Oak Lawn Illinois known
as Suburban Transit.
These old 1950's era General Motors buses painted in this
unique and colorful paint scheme, served this company in
to the mid 1970's.
Bus fan's riding aboard a soon to be retired ,rehabbed 1960's era Milwaukee County Transit District GM "New Look" 40 foot transit bus. Milwaukee Wisconsin. May 2000.
First Transit Ford paratransit mini buses on a foggy, rainy early morning. Glenview Illinois. Early April 2014.
Sunset at the departures termianl. Chicago's Midway International Airport. Chicago Illinois. December 2014.
I took this photograph at work this past December, at Chicago's
Midway International Airport around sunset time.
My assigned bus, First Transit 2012, 35 foot Gillig # 1201, is
viewed at the departures terminal, as another day is coming to
a close, and soon nightfall will be upon the city of Chicago -
Illinois once more.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The abandoned Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's ex Illinois Northern industrial branchline. Chicago Illinois. June 2015.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
An outbound Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad commuter train near Clybourne station. Chicago Illinois. 1974.
A two train meet on the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, in west suburban La Grange Park Illinois. Early March 1990.
An old 1950's era photo of steam locomotives recently replaced by diesels, waiting to be cut up for scrap?
No! Thank goodness not at all!
Just a few steam locomotives waiting either a cosmetic or eventual
cosmetic restoration, at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union
Illinois. July 1996. www.irm.org
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The old former Illinois Central Railroad swing bridge, over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Chicago Illinois. Monday, June 15th, 2015.
J. Neils Lumber Company Lima 3 truck Shay locomotive # 5, pulling the caboose train at the Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois. July 1996.
For more information on this operating railroad museum,
log on to www.irm.org
2 foot narrow gauge steam locomotive # 242, is viewed arriving at the Hesston Junction depot, at the Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. Saturday, September 27th, 2014.
This locomotive originally pulled trains at Chicago's
Brookfield Zoo. After many years in storage, you
can once again ride the old Brookfield Zoo train,
at The Hesston Steam Museum near the border
at neighboring New Buffalo Michigan.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
A second hand Atlas Santa Fe EMD SD 24 roadswitcher, pulls
a lengthy freight train at the oak Park Society of Model Engineers
H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. OPSME
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers
H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
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