Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad logo.


An Illinois Central Gulf Railroad freight train, crosses the tall steel "Winston Bridge" trestle on the club layout.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. August 2016.

Cripple Creek And Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad 2011


An eastbound BNSF Railway intermodal train, passes through Clyde Yard. Cicero Illinois. June 2016.


W B Metra PM express commuter train passing through Berwyn IL.


A northbound Indiana Railroad freight train traveling over the Belt Railway of Chicago. Chicago Illinois. September 2006.


Steam in Spain 141F 2346 in Pajares pass


Westbound Metra express commuter train, passing through the Hanson Park station. Chicago Illinois. December 2006.


The Bustleton branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, circa 1915.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

South Shore & South Bend


A 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad freight train, passes through the junction.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois.
August 2016.

CNJ #113 - Charter to Pottsville


A 1970's era Chessie System caboose hop.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. August 2016.
 
This was typical of the many Chessie System trains I had
grew up seeing on the southside of Chicago, during the
1970's and early 1980's.

An old rusty mining dump car on display. The Mountain View Adventure Center Park. Des Plaines Illinois. May 2016.


A late 1950's / early 1960's era ATSF local enters the tunnel.


Grand Trunk Western Railroad 4-8-4 steam locomotive # 6312. Battle Creek Michigan. August 1953. Dennis Schmidt photo collection.

 
From the internet site Fallen Flags.Org

Santa Fe Odyssey Volume-1


Chicago's Newest Railroad. The "Cicero Central." Stickney Illinois. June 2016.

 
One of several little shortline railroads owned by Watco Incorporated.
Contracted to switch tank cars, at the Koppers Chemical Company
in west suburban Stickney Illinois.

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!

 
Here I am, your host and photographer "Eddie K" at work.
 
Driving the Big Bus Tours "Zoo Link" shuttle trolley # T 8.
Monday, August 29th 2016.

Northbound Chicago Transit Authority 40 foot New Flyer transit bus on North Michigan Avenue. Chicago Illinois. Late August 2016.


How Houston's bus system became a model for mass transit


A Chicago Transit Authority bus stop sign on Stockton Drive, in Chicago's Lincoln Park. Chicago Illinois. August 2016.


The top deck windshield on a 1988 vintage Leyland, Brittish double decker bus inside the garage. Chicago Illinois. July 2016.


Vintage 1953 GM Transit Bus: Faqs & Bus Ride.


Westbound Chicago Transit Authority Route # 77 / Belmont Avenue bus. Chicago Illinois. May 2007.


Westbound Pace bus on Stanley Avenue.


Recently acquired Big Bus Tours trolley # T 3 from Washington DC inside the garage. Chicago Illinois. July 2016.

 
Not in service yet at time of the photograph, and still
wearing Big Bus Tours markings from Washington DC.

Riding 1969 Muni Bus 3287 with Driver Doug - San Francisco Muni Heritage...


A local Chicago area school bus from Dunbar Transportation, getting refueled at the end of the workday. Chicago Illinois. June 2016.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

CHICAGO SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN RAIL ACTION-1970s


A Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad grain train coming at you!

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

A westbound Metra express commuter train and a set of Canadian Pacific diesel locomotives running light, pass each other at the Hanson Park station. Chicago Illinois. September 2007.


Delaware and Hudson Steam


A late 1970's / early 1980's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad freight train.

 
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.

Big Train (From Memphis) John Fogerty with Lyrics


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

James Last - Orange Blossom Special


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.

 
After several years and several more mergers, today
this is the CSX Transportation Company Railroad.

Clover Valley Lumber Co. No. 4, 2-6-6-2T Mallet - April 6, 2013, Niles C...


Kansas City Southern Railroad EMD F7A unit # 32. Shreveport Louisianna. September 26th 1970.

 
Robert Seale photograph.

C & N,W local freight passes through the junction.


Northern Pacific Railroad EMD SW 1200 yard switcher # 130 during the 1960's.

 
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

Me and my brand new Walther's Mainline Series, H.O Scale "Chessie System" EMD SW 1 diesel switcher.

 
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.
 
Thanks.
Eddie K.

Westbound Chicago Transit Authority blue line rapid transit train. Oak Park Illinois. July 2006.


Slow 1970's era ATSF freight passing the depot at Stocton.


A westbound Metra local. Elmhurst Illinois. June 2007.


An eastbound Canadian Pacific Railroad freight train, waits for clearance to depart. Franklin Park Illinois. August 2016.


Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise (Live)


A steam powered Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad freight train, crossing the Missisippi River lift bridge.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O
Scale Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. August 2016.

SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines in Philadelphia


A former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad EMD GP 38-2 diesel locomotive, pulls a 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf freight train, through the Missisippi River lift bridge.

 
Photographed at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale
Model Railroad Club in Oak Park Illinois. March 2014.

A southbound Union Pacific Railroad freight train waits on a hold order. Bridgeview Illinois. Late February 2014.

 
This Union Pacific train, was traveling southbound over
the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, just north of the West
87th Street highway overpass bridge, in southwest suburban
Bridgeview Illinois.
 
Believe me...it was a freezing bitter cold day that day.

Anacortes Tommy Train


An Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad transfer train, crossing the West 127th Street viaduct bridge. Alsip Illinois. Late October 1990.