Thursday, March 31, 2016
A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad switching local powered by a CF 7 roadswitcher, passes the junction tower.
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.
An H.O Scale model, of a steam era 40 foot ice cooled steel refrigerator car, from the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad.
Great Northern Railroad EMD SW 1500 yard switchers wearing the GN's 1967 "Big Sky Blue color scheme. Spokane Washington. 1969.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad EMD GP 35 diesel electric locomotive # 3505. Unspecified location. November 1974. Gary Overfield collection.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's "I.N - ex Illinois Northern Railroad" industrial branchline local at work. Chicago Illinois. June 1984.
Locomotive # 131o, is viewed switching the once numerous -
industrial spur sidings, in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood
on the near southwest side of Chicago near West 28th Street east
of South Kedzie Avenue, during much better times.
This portion of the old I.N branch today, has been abandoned
and the tracks have since been removed from this once busy
industrial branchline operating out of Corwith Yard.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Boston & Maine Railroad EMD SW 1 diesel yard switcher locomotive # 1130. George Turnbull photograph.
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.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
A photograph from the early years of Conrail. Chester Massachusettes. November 1979. Michael Leahy photograph.
Monday, March 07, 2016
A 1950's era Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Zephyr passenger train, crosses the Missisippi River.
A 1970's era Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad local freight train, is viewed passing the depot at Stocton.
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.
Saturday, March 05, 2016
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.