Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

GTW 6323; 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive; ALCO, 1942; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

GTW 6323; 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive; ALCO, 1942; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: GTW 6323; 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive; ALCO, 1942; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01393
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

LNE 207; 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive; Baldwin, 1936; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983

Friday, January 25th, 2013

LNE 207; 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive; Baldwin, 1936; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: LNE 207; 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive; Baldwin, 1936; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01391
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

AMTRAK 4939; CG-1 Electric Locomotive; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

AMTRAK 4939; CG-1 Electric Locomotive; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: AMTRAK 4939; CG-1 Electric Locomotive; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01392
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

0-6-0T Steam Locomotive; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

0-6-0T Steam Locomotive; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: 0-6-0T Steam Locomotive; Illinois State Railway Museum; Union, Illinois; June 1983
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01390
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

CSL 144; Trolley Car; Pullman Standard, 1908; Double End / Double Truck / Deck Roof / Wood PAYE; Illinois Railway Museum; June 1983

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

CSL 144; Trolley Car; Pullman Standard, 1908; Double End / Double Truck / Deck Roof / Wood PAYE; Illinois Railway Museum; June 1983
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: CSL 144; Trolley Car; Pullman Standard, 1908; Double End / Double Truck / Deck Roof / Wood PAYE; Illinois Railway Museum; June 1983
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01378
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

North Shore Line 2-Car Train, Illinois Railway Museum

Monday, December 24th, 2012

A two-car North Shore line train, resplendent in green, cream and red, pulls out from the main depot at the Illinois Railway Museum. In their day (pre-1963), these interurban trains would take you from downtown Chicago to downtown Milwaukee in 90 minutes flat during the rush hour over CTA and North Shore tracks. Try THAT on I-94. One of the North Shore Line’s famous Electroliners sits in a shed, awaiting funding to get it in condition to run. (The paint is already done, and it’s beautiful.)

MILW 118-C, EMD F7A, Built 1951; Storage Shed; Illinois Railway Museum; Union IL; Undated

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

MILW 118-C, EMD F7A, Built 1951; Storage Shed; Illinois Railway Museum; Union IL; Undated
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: MILW 118-C, EMD F7A, Built 1951; Storage Shed; Illinois Railway Museum; Union IL; Undated
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_06929
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Illinois Central Electric Trains

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Illinois Central Electric Trains
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Image by pixeljones
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180

Is there an S-scale model railroad club in northern Illinois?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Question by rocketman0739: Is there an S-scale model railroad club in northern Illinois?
I live in the western suburbs of Chicago and am considering going into S-scale (American Flyer scale) model railroading. However, it would be nice if I didn’t have to start by diving in and building a layout in my garage–if I could join a club and run trains on their layout, or just have people to talk to and troubleshoot and things. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by holden.shores
Here you go! S-scale has always looked like a neat gauge to model but so far I have just stuck with my HO stuff (mostly because I just have so much of it). All the best with the club, they look like they know their stuff when it comes to S-scale.

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Are there any Model Railroaders out there that collect MTH Illinois Central passenger trains?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Question by Roy L: Are there any Model Railroaders out there that collect MTH Illinois Central passenger trains?
I collect “O” Gauge MTH Illinois Central Cars and engines. I presently have a set of ABA E6’s and E8’s. and a full consist for each engine set.

I also have a Rail King RS2 and about 20 cars of various road names.

Has anyone had quality issues with their MTH Engines? I have had the E6’s and E8’s in the shop at MTH.

Best answer:

Answer by JIM BAKER
Trainorders.com, which requires a modest subscription fee
to be active on, is an excellent source. Otherwise it is free to scan around.
Go to their ‘Model Railroads’ forum.

http://trainorders.com

Also check out < Trainweb.com > for a model railroad forum.

http://trainweb.com

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