Thursday, May 28, 2015

A southbound Metra local commuter train. Des Plaines Illinois. June 2014.


An Alco RS 27 Demonstrator diesel electric locomotive, pulls a 1960's era freight train.

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

Petticoat Junction Opening Titles


The abandoned Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's former Illinois Northern Railroad industrial branchline. Chicago Illinois. January 2015.

 
Operated Monday thru Friday, with a switching local
originating from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railroad's Corwith Yard. This line departed from the
north end of Corwith Yard, crossed the Illinois Central
Gulf Railroad ex Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad crosstracks.
The line then crossed the Chicago, Sanitary and Ship Canal,
crossed the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad's Iowa Division
Mainline crosstracks, curved northeast, and served the once
numerous industries, in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.
The line terminated and interchanged with the former
Burlington Northern Railroad, at South Western and Blue
Island Avenues.
 
The BNSF Railway leased the line in 2001, to the short
line operator Central Illinois Railroad, who switched
the remaining and greatly diminished on line industries
as needed, until going defunct in 2010.
 
The tracks and crossing signals, have since been removed
on the former Illinois Northern branchline.

An old photograph from the former Chicago, North Shore And Milwaukee electric interurban railroad?

 
No. Just a fun outing to the Illinois Railway Museum in
Union Illinois way back in July of 1996.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

C&TL&FCo. No. 1 "Glenbrook" - Nevada State Railroad Museum Public Debut


An early 1980's era Illinois Central Gulf grain train passing through the depot at Stocton.

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

Riding the former Chicago Brookfield Zoo train at the Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. September 2014.

 
The narrow gauge Brookfield, Salt Creek & Western Railroad
circled the outer perimeter of Chicago's Brookfield Zoo in
a counter clockwise direction from 1967 until 1985.
 
After many years in storage, this train can be ridden once
again, at The Hesston Steam Museum in La Porte County
Indiana. for more information, log on to www.hesston.org

Union Pacific Song Slideshow


A 1970's era Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad switching local at work.

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

The crossing gates rise after a train has passed the Wolf Road railroad crosing. Des Plaines Illinois. September 2014.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Midnight at the Hindsdale Illinois, Metra commuter rail station. May 2015.


Two former Illinois Central Railroad diesel locomotives, pull a Canadian National freight train, waiting to depart from Crawford Yard. Chicago Illinois. June 2007. (Gone -Tracks removed in 2011.)


A former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Alco RS 1 diesel locomotive acquired through merger in 1972, pulls an early 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad caboose hop.

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

A Union Pacific maintenance of way crew, prepares to lower the Hi Rail wheels, on a Freightliner maintenance truck. Des Plaines Illinois. November 2011.

 
Photographed at the Wolf Road railroad crossing.

WABASH F7 Train at Monticello IL


The Harlem Avenue Chicago Transit Authority green line station. Oak Park Illinois. New Years Day, January 1st, 2015.


A Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad switching local, passes through Galena Junction.

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

Steam Engine Train...Old Sacramento


Monday, May 11, 2015

It's road construction season once again in the greater Chicagoland area. Please drive carefully.

 
An Illinois Department of Transportation International
dump truck at a local work site in Chicago's northern
suburbs. Photographed at the intersection of Dempster
Street and Waukegan Road, in Morton Grove Illinois.
June 2014.

A 1970's era ICG auto parts train crossing the high steel trestle.


Roller blading fun in Mc Cook Illinois. May 2015.


The 1950's era steam to diesel locomotive transition on American railroads in H.O Scale.

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