Thursday, March 31, 2016

Springtime has arrived in the greater Chicagoland area. Bedford Park Illinois. Late March 2016.


Your host and photographer Eddie K, enjoying some early Springtime outdoor roller blading at Bedford Park. Bedford Park Illinois. Late March 2016.


Busy mainline railroading with multiple two train meets, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.


Whiskey River Railway: 16" Steam Railroading


The Galewood Metra commuter rail station. Chicago Illinois. Early March 2010.

 
This depot located on North Narragansett Avenue in
Chicago's Galewood neighborhood, serves Metra
commuter rail passengers on the Metra / Milwaukee
District west line to Elgin Illinois.

E B CTA orange line train.


An eastbound Metra local commuter train, arrives at Elmwood Park Illinois. March 2010.


Wintertime at Rondout Junction and Tower. Rondout Illinois. February 2010.

 
Chicago's Metra commuter rail agency, closed Rondout tower
in 2014. Another era of Chicago's historic railroading past
has come to a close.

MKT Railroad Tribute


A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad switching local powered by a CF 7 roadswitcher, passes the junction tower.

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

Chicago's newest shortline railroad, the Cicero Central owned by Watco Inc. Stickney Illinois. March 2016.

 
A shortline railroad that operates approximately one mile
between South Cicero Avenue and South Central Avenue.
This railroad uses a short segment of the Canadian National's
former Illinois Central / Chicago & Illinois Western line.
 
With an engine borrowed or leased from a sister Watco
company Grand Elk Railroad, the Cicero Central is Contracted
to switch the Koppers Chemical Company refinery in west
suburban Stickney Illinois.

Modern tank cars waiting to be switched, at the adjacent Koppers Chemical Company refinery. Stickney Illinois. March 2016.


An H.O Scale model, of a steam era 40 foot ice cooled steel refrigerator car, from the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad.

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

Santa Fe steam freight yard runby.


Great Northern Railroad EMD SW 1500 yard switchers wearing the GN's 1967 "Big Sky Blue color scheme. Spokane Washington. 1969.

 
From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org

The F Line - Heritage Streetcars in San Francisco


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Leviathan #63 at the Indiana Transportation Museum


Boston & Maine Railroad EMD SW 1 diesel yard switcher locomotive # 1130. George Turnbull photograph.

 
Photographed at Portsmouth New Hampshire.
January 26th, 1972.

A Canadian Pacific Freight Train Passes Through The Lake Forest, IL METR...


Stockton, Terminal & Eastern Railroad 2-6-2 steam locomotive # 3.

 
The state of California, once had many steam powered short
line railroads. some like the Stockton, Terminal & Eastern
Railroad, are alive and well today, now powered by diesel
locomotives and newer equipment.
 
Stockton, Terminal & Eastern steam locomotive # 3, was
built during the 1920's by the Baldwin locomotive works
of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and originally worked for
a couple of lumber companies pulling log trains.
 
It spent it's final working years in the 1940's and 50's,
pulling freight trains and working switching locals,
on the Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad.

Monday, March 07, 2016

A 1950's era Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Zephyr passenger train, crosses the Missisippi River.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
Friday, March 4th, 2016.

Midwest Rails in the 1970's


A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train, is viewed passing the depot at Stocton.

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

Grand Trunk Western Railroad 4-6-2 "Pacific" type steam locomotive # 5043 pulling a freight train. Oxford Michigan. December 26th, 1958. Aurthur Weber photograph.

 
I found this classic late 1950's / End of the steam era photograph
on My Link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the
right of your computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
 
The Grand trunk Western Railroad, was one of the last
North American railroad companies to utilize coal -
burning steam locomotives in everyday operation.
 
Originally built to haul passenger trains, GTW # 5043 is now
viewed working her final years, assigned to freight train service.
Her passenger train assignments are being handled by new
diesel locomotives at the time of this photograph.

Santa Fe steam freight passing an industrial district.


A northbound Union Pacific Railroad freight train, departs from the former Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad Proviso Yard. Northlake Illinois. Late December 2015.


A Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad local freight train, is viewed crossing the Missisippi River.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers, H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
Friday, March 4th, 2016.

Plaster City Narrow Gauge Diesel USG # 112


Saturday, March 05, 2016

Santa Fe steam fast freight passing through Stocton.


C & N,W industrial district runby.


An Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad steam powered mainline freight train races by.

 
This photograph was taken last night, at the Oak Park Society
of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club in
Oak Park Illinois.
 
Just like it was back in the day, My Bachman H.O Scale
model of a 1940's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Baldwin 4-8-4 steam locomotive, hauls a fast freight
train on the club's mainline layout trackage.