Thursday, October 9, 2014

Researching East and West of Proviso

  One big additional feature of the new incarnation of the Geneva Sub will be a more complete rendition of the Proviso Yard and trackage east and west of the yard.  West of Proviso are Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Glen Ellen and Wheaton.  East of the Proviso Yard are Melrose Park, Maywood and River Forest.  While I do not have room to add all these stations to the new layout, I believe I will be able to add two west of the yard and two to the east.  Right now, I am leaning on Maywood and River Forest to the each and Wheaton and Villa Park to the west.
   While back in the Chicago area visiting family, I was able to sneak away for a bit to do some research for the new sections of the layout. Below are some of the pictures I shot.

   Here are some of the Wheaton station and the surrounding area.   The unique station and the curve of the track make this a great candidate to model.

Here are some pics from River Forest.  The elevation of the track with the road underpass would be cool characteristic to model on the layout.

Between Villa Park and River Forest is a bridge crossing the Des Plaines River and a Forest Preserve.  Both, would look great on the layout.

   Finally, here is the small Maywood station which is just down from the Des Plaines River Bridge.  I did not get a chance to make it to Villa Park.  Maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. good picks no more cheating trains after this date now Proviso Yard is just Proviso Yard it won't double as Clinton anymore and Nelson can be rebuilt back to the way it was on Layout 1. Clinton will have to be rebuilt since you moving it to the other side of the layout.