The one thing that always captures my interest about Chicago is the complete maze of tracks you'll find there - here a Metra train weaves its way through said maze, and past the 16th Street Tower.
The Willis née Sears Tower dominates the view of Chicago, as seen from Amtrak's railyard in the city.
Climb on up! Amtrak's yard in Chicago is always a photogenic spot.
Nicknamed "The World's Largest Switch Engine" amongst local railfans, one of the South Shore's three 800-series motors is seen shuffling cars at Burnham Yard. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of Chicago Short Line switchers along with a former Santa Fe caboose are seen parked in front of the State Line Generating Plant in Chicago. Tom Golden photo.
Everything is black. A pair of former Penn Central F7As are hooked to a former Penn Central Geep as the set of black units are staged in an equally dirty, grimy Colehour Yard. Tom Golden photo.
Running right on time a solid set of chocolate and orange roll past the Amtrak facilities at 18th street, between multiple Amtrak moves that were taking place at the same time.
Amtrak train 390, the Saluki, pulls off the BNSF connection track to back into Union Station to unload. This train left Carbondale, IL, on the CN at 07:30 this morning. The train is scheduled 309 ... (more)
A pair of F40PHs bring a train out from Union Station while a single Amtrak switcher awaits its next assignment. Tom Golden photo.
A sole Amtrak SDP40F, in Phase I paint, is seen negotiating the diamonds at 21st Street Interlocking. Tom Golden photo.
Ready. Set. Go. Metra's evening rushhour lineup sits near Amtrak's Chicago and Metra facility near downtown.
An afternoon Metra commuter is posed in front of the Chicago skyline in a typical spring day in the windy city.
ATSF 3119 has just crossed the South Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL in January 1972. This was still during the period when the Santa Fe stored and prepared the trains they ran for Amtra... (more)
Train 23, The Grand Canyon
A Roger Puta Photograph