Business Class on Iowa Pacific's Hoosier State is the place to be, as it offers a view like no other on any Amtrak Ran passenger service in the United States. The Hoosier State departs Chicago Uni... (more)
Power from this morning's Hoosier State goes back for servicing, lead by #156, the PHASE I Anniversary Locomotive. I had to redeem myself after my lackluster shot of #145, but now I'm 1st for bot... (more)
Coasting in to Chicago approaching LaSalle St. Station, a Metra Rock Island run passes under part of the famous Chicago skyline as a few lake effect snow clouds hang over Lake Michigan.
The IC afternoon intercity fleet afternoon departures included the JWRiley 4P, Panama Limited 4:30P (all sleeping cars & seen here), Seminole 4:45P, Land O' Corn 5P, & The Hawkeye 7P. Here's a vi... (more)
WSOR's E9s lay over in Amtraks 14th street yard. ISO 100, 10", F/8.
Metra departs Chicago Union Station making its way toward the BNSF's Chicago Sub for a trip out to Aurora, as an Amtrak SW1200R shuffles around some roadrailers.
AMTK engine 197 pulls a cut of cars under the Roosevelt Road bridge. Note the damage on the nose.
A BNSF Business Car special runs out of Chicago Union Station with, Mountain View a Club/Lounge car #28 & William B. Strong a Theater/Lounge car #32.
This Metra backs into CUS to load passengers.
MILW 261 deadheading for layover at BNSF's Western Ave. Yard.
MILW 261 slows as it moves through some crossovers, this make for a great shot with the Sears Tower.
MILW 261 heads out of CUS headed toward BNSF's Western Ave. Yard.
METX 113 and 118 shove their train past BNSF 3533 and a lone Bi-level. A little close eh?
BNSF 3533 is the shop switcher for Metra's 14th St. Coach Yd. Notice the string of private cars in the background.
I miss the time when you didn't have to search for a Phase III paint scheme.