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Prototype railroading refers to photos and images of real trains. Modelers often collect photos of favorite trains to use as a modeling reference.  Today's model trains closely resemble the real or "prototype" trains the model is based upon.



Oak Park Train Photos Hopper Cars

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ble hopper carI found a hopper unit train sitting in Oak Park IL facing West on the old B&O heading into Forest Park.  The open hoppers were the older drop bottom hopper cars and had moderate weathering.  Some of the cars were rebuilt and reinforced sides.  The overall makeup of the train had a mix of BLE and CSX cars with CSXT motive power on the front end. I included photos where I was looking down into the car to note the colors for weathering. Click on the images below for a larger photo.

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BLE - Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company

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BLE - Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company

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YARR - Youngstown and Austintown Railroad Incorporated

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YARR Youngstown and Austintown Railroad Incorporated

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