Thursday, October 22, 2015

Santa Fe CF 7 powered freight train.


An early 1950's era Southern Pacific Railroad photograph, promoting their colorful "Daylight" streamliner passenger trains.


Three Dog Night - Mama told me not to come 1970. In loving memory of Corey Wells. 1941 -2015.



One of my all time favorite music groups I had grown up listening
to when I was a kid growing up in Chicago during the 1960's and 70's,
was the vocal music group from Los Angeles California known as
Three Dog Night.

I was a big fan of Three Dog Night from the "Get Go" if you know what
mean. I was only 7 going on 8 years of age, when I first heard their big
hit single "Celebrate". I was hooked on this group after hearing that song!

Three Dog Night spanned the carts from 1968 until 1975. Eventually, after
several attempts at recording new albums and songs, the group eventually
reunited  and toured doing pretty much rock and roll music oldies concerts.

Sadly, we lost lead vocalist Corey Wells yesterday, at the age of 74. His
raspy and soulful voice, always inspired me.

Rest in peace Corey. I loved you and your friends at Three Dog Night.
You guys were always an inspiration for me either on or off the charts.

Thank You for some really great music when I was growing up.

Eddie K.

A very ornate American steam powered passenger train from the 1860's and 70's era.


Lehigh Valley Railroad EMD SW 1 diesel switcher locomotive # 118 at Bethlehem Pennsylvania. October 24th, 1976.

 
I found this photograph at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org,
which is located to the right of your computer screen at
 
One of the six bankrupt northeastern United States
railroads that made up Conrail after purchase /
"Bail Out" by the United States govorment in 1976,
was the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
 
Here is one of their former locomotives, still wearing
dark red and gold Lehigh Valley markings, after
the formation of Conrail.

The Best of Soo, Volume 1


A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train pulled by a CF 7 roadswitcher diesel electric locomotive, exits the tunnel onthe club layout.

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

E B CTA orange line train.


A westbound BNSF Railway transfer train, passes by near Chicago's Midway Airport. Chicago Illinois. April 2015.

 
A borrowed Kansas City Southern Railroad locomotive, leads
this BNSF Railway transfer train, that is viewed heading
westbound past South Kilpatrick Avenue, traveling over
the Belt Railway of Chicago tracks.

An Alco RS 27 demonstrator diesel electric locomotive (1960's era) pulls a long auto parts train on the club layout.

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

Friday, October 09, 2015

Fort Smith Trolley in Arkansas


A 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad freight train crossing the tall steel Winston Bridge trestle on the club layout.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.

A two car Chicago, North Shore And Milwaukee Railroad interurban train near Libertyville Illinois. June 1952.

 
I found this photograph on my Link page New Dave's Railpix,
which is located to the right of your computer screen at
 
 
This two car Chicago, North Shore And Milwaukee Railroad
electric interurban train, is viewed crossing a high wooden
trestle on the railroad's Mundelein branch, near Libertyville
Illinois during the early 1950's era.

1970's era Santa Fe freight train.


A Norfolk Southern Railroad freight train, crosses Grand Avenue. Elmwood Park Illinois. October 2015.

 
Traveling over the Canadian Pacific ex Milwaukee Road west line.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Arcade & Attica Railroad Train Departs Curriers Depot


A 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf freight train in H.O Scale.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.

Grand Trunk Western Railroad EMD SW 1200 diesel switcher locomotive # 1518. Photographed at the GTW Elsdon Yard. Chicago Illinois. October 29th, 1977. J.R Quin photograph.

 
I found this photograph from the now long gone Grand Trunk
Western Railroad / Elsdon Yard facility at my Link page
Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right of your
computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
 
This photograph is very special and very dear to my heart, as
I was attending my freshman year semester at nearby Curie
High School just a half a mile west of here, at the time that
this photograph was taken by J.R Quin back in 1977.
 
I was beginning to explore the GTW Elsdon Yard on occasion,
and it was one of my favorite railfan haunts, in the days before
I owned my first camera. Sadly, the GTW closed Elsdon
Yard in October of 1983. However...I did take photographs
here during the final week of operation in 1983.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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


Foreward interior view, inside a 2012 Gillig 35 foot transit bus, used in airport rental car shuttle service. Bedford Park Illinois. May 2015.



                                Notice the convenient, on board luggage racks for suitcases.

Roy Clark "Thank God And Greyhound"


The Rental Car Shuttle bus boarding station in the arrivals terminal, at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Chicago Illinois. December 2014.


A Day In The Life Of A Vancouver Bus Driver in 1965


Baltimore Transit Company Brill electric trolleybuses. Baltimore Maryland USA. Circa 1950's era.



I found this historic bus photograph from the Baltimore Transit Company at my Link page
Tom's Trolleybus Pictures, which is located to the right of your computer screen at
www.trolleybuses.net.

The city of Baltimore Maryland, featured electric trolleybus operations from 1938
until 1959. Electric city streetcars operated in Baltimore until the year of 1963.

Two buses heading south on Cicero Avenue.


A Chicago Transit Authority , Route # 62 / Archer-Harlem bus idles at the west terminal. Chicago Illinois. December 2014.

 
Photographed at West Archer and South Neva Avenues, in
Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

A scene from the early days of the Illinois Central Gulf merger, circa 1972 in H.O Scale.

 
I took this photograph this spring, at the Oak Park Society
of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in
Oak Park Illinois.
 
The Illinois Central and the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroads
merged on August 10th, 1972, thus becoming the
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
 
In this recreated scene from the early days of the merger, a
former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad EMD GP 38-2
roadswitcher diesel, pulls a recently repainted former
Illinois Central side door caboose with the "New"
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad markings.

Drone Day at Hesston Steam Museum


Western Pacific Railroad Alco S 2 switcher # 554 switching at Oakland California. 1965. Richard Smith photograph.

 
I spotted this photograph at my Link page
Fallen Flags.Org

Long Island Railroad commuter train at Nostrand. February 28th, 1970.

 
This photograph was found on my Link page
"New Dave's Railpix."

herb alpert - rise 1979


Chessie System EMD GP 15 light roadswitcher diesel electric locomotive # 1508, working a local freight train. Hamilton Ohio, 1984. Eric Clark photograph.



This photograph was found on my Link page Fallen Flags.Org
www.rr-fallenflags.org

Riding the CTA orange line # 3.


A mixed train crosses the tall steel Winston Bridge trestle on the club layout.

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

Friday, October 02, 2015