Sunday, May 31, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
A former Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, ex Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe caboose on display. Bridgeview Illinois. May 2015.
This local Chicago area photograph, was discovered at my
Link page "New Dave's Railpix", located to the right
of your computer screen.
Soo Line Railroad EMD SW 1 yard switcher # 320. Oshkosh Wisconsin. August 1973. Sam Carlson photograph.
This photograph, was found at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org
located to the right of your computer screen at
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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
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.
No. Just a fun outing to the Illinois Railway Museum in
Union Illinois way back in July of 1996.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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
Sunday, May 24, 2015
A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train crossing the tall steel trestle.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Reliving the electric interurban railroad era, at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois. July 1996. www.irm.org
Friday, May 22, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,
H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
OPSME on Facebook.