Thursday, January 28, 2016

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!

Coming to you, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

Rinky Dink - Dave "Baby" Cortez - 1962

The Axle Roller Rink in Norridge Illinois. Originally "The Hub". Closed in 1985.

Aside from my interests in trains and transportation subjects, I
am also an avid roller skating enthusiast. Here is a picture of
a place my family and I used to go roller skating at during the
1970's, in near northwest suburban Norridge Illinois.
Originally known as The Hub Roller Rink, the Axle Roller Rink
as it was known in later years, was located on North Harlem
Avenue, near West Montrose Avenue, in Norridge Illinois.
The building still stands today, perhaps on borrowed time. It
has since been utilized for other retail store uses.

Steam Locomotive and Freight Train - Tennessee Central Railway Museum HO...

The original Snackville Junction Restaurant on South Western Avenue and West 115th Street. Chicago Illinois. January 1976.

A northbound Metra local commuter train, arrives at the Prairie View station in a snowstorm. Lincolnshire Illinois. Early March 2008.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Your host and photographer enjoying a little wintertime roller blading. Saturday, January 16th, 2016. Mc Cook Illinois.

My first outdoor roller blading session of 2016, thanks to a few
mild 38 to 40 degree days, plenty of sunshine, calm winds
and no snow or ice on the asphalt exercise path.
It was 28 degrees Farenheight outside, but it was worth it!

Wash DC Street Car Line 40NW

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad steam locomotive # 734 at Cumberland maryland. Dennis Herbuth photograph. July 11th, 2010.

From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Alco S 2 diesel switcher # 26 at an unknown photo location circa 1960's era. Florida perhaps?

The railroad we know today as the CSX Transportation Company,
was created during the mid 1980's, in the wake of several mergers
that took place over several years.
One of the predecessor railroads, was the Seaboard Coast Line
Railroad, which was a southeastern United States regional -
railroad company, that operated mainly in Florida and Georgia.
It was originally known as the Seaboard Air Line Railroad.
This photograph was taken sometime after the 1967 merger of
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, and the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad. The locomotive shown here in this rare color late
1960's era photograph, shows SCL locomotive # 26, still -
wearing the now faded 1950's era black and red S.A.L color
scheme used on switcher locomotives, but now features the
new Seaboard Coast Line markings on the side of the hood.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Friends Of Distinction Grazin' In The Grass with lyrics)

My 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train, passing through an industrial district on the club layout.

Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. Friday,
December 18th, 2015.

All Skate at the Lombard Roller Rink.

Hi everyone!
This is Eddie K, your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railfan Page,
inviting you to visit the "New" fun and very family friendly Facebook
photo and discussion open group page "The Skaters Photo Rink."

If you enjoy roller skating, or perhaps ice skating even, then this is
the fun page that you and your family can all enjoy.

Eddie K.

A westbound Canadian National freight train waits on a hold order. Berwyn Illinois. December 26th, 2015.

This train was traveling over the former Illinois Central Railroad /
Iowa Division Mainline, and was parked just east of the Riverside
Drive railroad crossing, in west suburban Berwyn Illinois.

MTH Electric Trains HO New York Central Mohawk

Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad EMD NW 2 diesel switcher # 9510 working Chicago's Grand Central Station circa 1960's era. (Gone - Demolished.)

From the internet.

A winter morning after a light snowfall in Shabona Park. Chicago Illinois. Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.

Eastbound Union Pacific extra. Mount Prospect Illinois.

Western Pacific Railroad steam wrecking crane MWW 37. Oroville California. 1966. Richard Smith photograph.

I found this color 1960's era photograph from the former
Western Pacific Railroad at my Link page
Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right  of your
computer screen at
Although steam locomotives were long gone and very obsolete
on North American railroads by the post war 1950's, purpose
built heavy equipment like the steam powered heavy crane
used for clearing up train accident derailments, held on in to
the 1960's and some cases, the 1970's on many railroads.
Today, most railroads do derailment clean up work with
contract firms such as Hulcher Rail Services, using modern
heavy equipment and mobile cranes.
A number of steam cranes and derricks, can be seen today
at various railroad museums around the nation.
Eddie K.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page!

Coming to you from the city of Chicago Illinois USA!

Attention all skating enthusiasts! Be sure to visit the "New" Facebook photo and discussion open group site "The Skaters Photo Rink!"

Hi everyone! This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer
here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
Not only am I am an avid railfan / transportation photographer, but
I have also been an avid roller skating enthusiast for may years.
On December 27th, 2015...I just started a new site on Facebook
about skating. Not just roller skating...but also  featuring
Roller Blading, Ice Skating, Hockey and perhaps a little
Skate Boarding tossed in occasionally?
If you enjoy skating, be sure to visit my Facebook site
"The Skaters Photo Rink.
This is a fun , family friendly Facebook site, that the whole
family and friends can all enjoy.
Thank You.
Eddie K.

1960's era Santa Fe local freight rolls by.

A northbound freight train passes through Hawthorne Junction. Chicago / Cicero Illinois. January 2007.

Milwaukee Road 261: The High Iron Comeback

The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad logo.

"Great Big Rolling Railroad" 1970's Era Union Pacific Commercial.

Wintertime at the BNSF Railway's Clyde Yard facility. Berwyn Illinois. January 2007.

I took this photograph on a frigid but very sunny winter morning,
back in January of 2007. We are facing southwest from the
adjacent West 26th Street, along the north side of Clyde Yard.
Approximately two years later, the BNSF Railway erected a
large fence along this portion of West 26th Street, blocking
this view of Clyde Yard that I had taken for granted.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

E B CTA orange line train.

Attention Skating Enthusiasts!

Be sure to visit the "New" Facebook photo and discussion
open group page entitled "The Skaters Photo Rink!"
If you are in to roller skating, ice skating, skate boarding
hockey or even roller derby...then this is the fun and
very family oriented Facebook site for you.
Eddie K.

Westbound Metra. Elmwood Park IL. 12-28-2015.

Burlington Northern Railroad EMD SW 7 diesel switcher # 119. Denver Colorado. December 20th, 1979.

Don Boylard photograph.  From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org