Monday, February 29, 2016

An inexpensive used Life Like H.O Scale 0-4-0T "Dockside" steam locomotive, pulls a short freight train across the tall steel trestle.

I took this photograph recently, at the Oak Park Society of Model
Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
What would normally be considered a cheap, toy train set type
of locomotive, turned out to be a surprisingly good performer
on the club's large model train layout. With a two car freight
train in tow, which was typical for a small industrial steam
locomotive switcher like this back in the day, this little engine
put on a mighty fine performance that night.
A prototypical short line that once owned a similar 0-4-0T
steam locomotive , was the Illinois Midland Railroad.

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