A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year plus any other seasonal greeting to all.
This year a model of Chicago and West Towns Railway locomotive #12 was chosen for the Christmas photo. The #12 spent its life running up and down the streets of Oak Park, Forest Park, Berwyn, Cicero, North Riverside, Riverside, Brookfield, and La Grange.
It was painted yellow with red doors and window sashes. There was little in the way of markings on the locomotive. The car number was covered up by the larger interurban headlights on both ends of the cab.
The model of #12 was built from plans given to me by the late Don Idarius. Don had built a similar model many years ago. A photo of #12 can be seen on page 209 of the CERA Bulletin 138. #12 was normally found at the "Siberian Car Barn" in North Riverside.
This is a better view of my model of #12. It is powered with the older Magic Carpets.
Peace to all,