Led by a former Amtrak SDP40F converted to a SDF40-2, the daily transfer between the Santa Fe's Corwith Yard and the IHB's Blue Island Yard after a classic Chicago snowstorm. Tom Golden photo.
Conrail SD60 #6816 and B36-7 #5045 are departing the yard in Blue Island, IL at the same time in November of 1986 while a third train will leave when they clear.
A Rock Island Distract RTA train makes a stop at Vermont Street Station in Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
WB Rock Island Train on the main at Blue Island
For what has been a perpetually bland operation, Chicago's Metra roster has become fairy diverse in a hurry. Here, three different faces of the roster lay over in the ex-Rock Island yard in Blue ... (more)
Penn Central power waits at IHB engine track
Switching at Barr Yard Chicago
Yard power wait at engine track
639 waits at Blue Island engine terminal.
653 waits at Blue Island Round House with a mate.
Westbound waits to double to its train.
Passenger E's wait at the Blue Island Engine Terminal
Rock Island West Bound holds the main waiting to double to their train.
Chessie 903639 (ex-C&O 3639) brings up the rear of a freight in Blue Island, IL in October of 1986.
Really old and really new. Iowa Interstate GP10 #451 leads a freight that includes some brand new Metra locomotives thru Blue Island, IL in November of 1991.