Wednesday, August 31, 2016
An Illinois Central Gulf Railroad freight train, crosses the tall steel "Winston Bridge" trestle on the club layout.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Grand Trunk Western Railroad 4-8-4 steam locomotive # 6312. Battle Creek Michigan. August 1953. Dennis Schmidt photo collection.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Welcome aboard the "Bus Day" edition of Eddie's Railfan Page! Coming to you, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!
Recently acquired Big Bus Tours trolley # T 3 from Washington DC inside the garage. Chicago Illinois. July 2016.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
I took this photograph last night, at the Oak Park Society Of
Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in
Oak Park Illinois.
I lived approximately one mile north of the former Illinois Central
Gulf Railroad's Iowa Division Mainline, and the former Gulf,
Mobile & Ohio line just south of it, across the Chicago, Sanitary
and Ship Canal, when I was growing up on the near southwest
side of Chicago Illinois, during the 1970's.
My ICG train shown here, brought back some happy memories.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Here I am, looking out from the cab of a preserved German meter gauge 0-8-0 steam locomotive, at The Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana. September 2010.
For more information about this fun and very family friendly
attraction in northwest Indiana, log on to their internet site at
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Remembering the Chessie System Railroad. A colorful 1970's era northeastern United States railroad, created from the 1972 merger of the Baltimore & Ohio, The Chesapeke & Ohio, and the Western Maryland Railroads.
Before there was today's BNSF Railway, there was the
Burlington Northern Railroad, which was made up
of four railroads that merged together on March 2nd 1970.
The four railroads that made up the Burlington Northern Railroad
were...The Great Northern Railway, The Northern Pacific, The
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, and the Spokane, Portland
& Seatle Railroad. In 1980, the Saint Louis & San Francisco
Railroad Aka "Frisco", was also acquired by the BN and
would soon merge in to this big mega railroad.
This photograph shows how it was like, before these railroads
had formed a big mega merger, when times were much
simpler back in 1967.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hi Everyone! This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
I grew up on the near southwest side of Chicago during the
1970's, and have many fond memories of some of the now
fallen flag railroads of the past, I witnessed first hand back
in those days.
I fondly remember seeing these old Chessie System EMD SW 1
switchers at work, on the southside of Chicago during the 1970's
and perhaps early 1980's. They did everything from switch the
yards, pull local switching freight assignments, and even pull
transfer trains and locals through Brighton Junction.
My Athearn Chessie System northeastern style cupola caboose
that I bought a year ago, now finally has a fitting matching
locomotive to pull it, when I run 1970's era freight trains
at the model railroad club.