Saturday, November 28, 2015

Old Soo Line equipment. Unknown location south of Beaver Dam Wisconsin. September 2002.

I was returning home from a business trip with a former place
of employment I had worked with, doing marketing work.
I had spotted this old line up of stripped former Soo Line
locomotives and old box cars waiting either scrapping
or possible rebuilding near an old wooden train station.
Can anyone identify what town or location this was?

Everett Railroad #11: Return To Steam

A 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad caboose hop in H.O Scale.

A former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad EMD GP 38-2
roadswitcher diesel electric locomotive acquired through
merger in 1972, is viewed operating together with an
orange Illinois Central Gulf side door caboose, at the
Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model
Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
Scenes like this were common on the southside of Chicago,
during the 1970's, in to the mid 1980's on the ICG.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Welcome aboard the "Bus Day" edition of Eddie's Railfan Page!

Here I am, your host and photographer at work.

Trolleybus Archive preview

The Chicago Transit Authority's Route # 80 / Irving Park Road bus line west terminal. Chicago Illinois. Early November 2015.

Located at the Chicago city limits border, at North Cumberland
Avenue and West Irving Park Road.

A southbound suburban Pace Route # 384 bus passing Chicago's Midway International Airport. Chicago Illinois. October 2015.

NYCTM: Vintage Bus Conga Line for the 2015 Atlantic Antic Bus Festival o...

An Alltown School Bus Company Freightliner / Thomas Built school bus. Elk Grove Village Illinois. August 2015.

Ridin' The Bus (San Diego MTS Promotional Video)

New Orleans Pubic Service Company General Motors TDH Fishbowl Windshield "New Look" 40 foot transit bus. New Orleans Louisianna. Circa 1970's era.

From the internet site Northern California Bus Fans.

Monday, November 09, 2015

A westbound Burlington Northern freight train. La Grange Illinois. December 1988.

A northbound Metra local commuter train, arrives at the Healy station. Chicago Illinois. January 2007.

Located on West Fullerton Avenue, near North Pulaski Road.

A 1970's era covered hopper car from the defunct Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad in transit. Franklin Park Illinois. December 2006.

Northbound Metra crossing Techny Road at twilight. March 2009.

A Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad local freight train, crossing the Missisippi River lift bridge.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.


Northbound CN freight. La Grange Park IL. 2007.

The former Milwaukee Transport Company logo up close.

Photographed on the side of a preserved 1924 vintage
electric streetcar that operated in the city of
Milwaukee Wisconsin until 1958.
This artifact and many other historic transit pieces, can
be ridden on and enjoyed, at the East Troy Electric
Railroad and Trolley Museum, in East Troy Wisconsin.

Two unique sizes of small steam trains. The Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. August 2005.

The larger 2 foot narrow gauge steam train (Left) and the
much smaller 14 inch track gauge miniature operating
live steam train.
For more information about this fun and very family friendly
attraction in northwest Indiana, log on to their website at

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!

Coming to you from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

An unusual Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad passenger train.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
November 2015.

Booker T & The MGs - Green Onions *LIVE*

A 1960's era Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad local freight train, passes the junction tower.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale
Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. November 2015.

Grand Trunk Western 2-8-2 steam locomotive # 3735 pulling a freight train. South Bend Indiana. June 1956. louis Rague photograph.

The Grand Trunk Western Railroad, was one of the last
United States railroads to use steam locomotives in
daily operations, well in to the 1950's. GTW locomotive
# 3735, is viewed working out her final years, doing what
this locomotive was built for... hauling freight trains.

Ffestiniog Railway Victorian Weekend 2015

Shortline style railroading in H.O Scale.

The ficticious Oak River Railroad's General Electric 44 ton
center cab diesel switcher locomotive # 130, pulls a short
three car freight train on the club layout.
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,
H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
October 2015.

Midwest Rails in the 1970's

Two Union Pacific Railroad EMD GP 15 light roadswitcher diesel locomotives, performing switching movements at Hayford Junction. Chicago Illinois. May 1987.