Action at 16th Street: Amtrak and Metra trains hostling into position for the afternoon rush, along with NS 6920, on hand for a photo shoot with the Amtrak Veterans unit.
Train #17, "The Plug", awaits departure.
On the night of February 11th, an ice storm hit the Chicago Metropolitan area. On the following morning, the ice hangs from the trees as the Recycle job approaches downtown Chicago with a pair of ... (more)
A wide variety at 18th Street, from Chargers to NPCUs, F59PHIs, P42s, even an BNSF freight motor switching coaches.
The Recycle job heads west across the old Rock Island, passing 16th Street Tower. A pair of veterans in the form of GTW SD40-2 5936 and BRC SD38AC 866 lead the way.
An Orange Line train to Midway airport rolls through the "S" curves at the Columbia College of Chicago and past the art covered walls.
The beginning of rush hour approaches as multiple Metra equipment sets await their turn across the maze of switches at Tower A2 to their respective terminals.
One of Metra's new ex-Amtrak F59PHI engines hauls an outbound train west to Elgin.
GTW 5936 and BLE 866 lead R967 on the approach to Bridgeport, heading west out of the city.
On a sunny and bitter cold morning, the Recycle Job heads west through downtown Chicago, about to pass under 18th Street. With a friendly wave from the conductor's seat, the last Grand Trunk Weste... (more)
An inbound Metra commuter train arrives Chicago Union Station with METX F40PH-3 125 and F40PHM-2 185 trailing.
As a young child I used to visit the PR departments of the RR's on the 8th floor of Chicago Union Station. On one of my many visits I was givin a care package from the PRR which included this publ... (more)
EMDX 1606 and 1605 bring X338 around the curve at 35th Street on their way to Kirk Yard.
Metra BNSF Service to Chicago.
Second train of the day to Carbondale, Illinois preparing to depart Chicago Union Station.