City railfanning is always fun, especially in Chicago. Buildings of different shapes and sizes can create various shadows, contrasts, and even lighting. Nowadays, most if not all of the train traf... (more)
Nice to see a couple of standard cab GP38-2's working the yard in South Chicago on this beautiful day back in April.
Looming high is the Sears Tower in the background as Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" 2-8-4 No. 765 sits at La Salle Street Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois on June 18, 2017 with the J... (more)
It's an electrifying Friday night in Downtown Chicago!
UP's M-ELNP (Elkhart-North Platte) sported one heck of a consist as it entered Proviso Yard. Two BHP Billiton SD70ACe's trail dead in tow behind the UP and CSX units. They're bound for Progress Ra... (more)
Metra equipment lays over before the evening rush.
Metra smokes up coming out of Union Station. Metra had some of the smokiest F40s I've ever seen on this trip.
How many folks realized that there was an Illinois High-Speed Rail decal applied to some Amtrak equipment? It was news to me until I saw it as well. The sticker denotes Chicago to St. Louis, whic... (more)
I attended the METRA 47th Street repair facility open house in Chicago. On my way back to Lasalle Street Station I timed the ride back perfectly along with seat selection and the 765 Rock Island R... (more)
Chicago, circa 765
CP Tec Train heads south on the seldomly photographed Beverly Branch of the Rock Island District at 99th Street.
CP's Geometry Train is seen testing Metra's Rock Island District as it heads south by 16th Street Tower.
Southbound Turboliner at Mayfair Junction.
Northbound out of Markham Yard. ICG 1204 was built by EMD in 1950.
A familiar site outside Union Station. This unit can be seen shuffling around Metra cars seemingly nonstop before every afternoon rush hour.