Another day, another rush. Passengers walk away from the train that just carried them from Chicago in less time than it would take just to get on the Eisenhower.
Something old, something new... an outbound commuter train lights up the new WBCS and old WBCS at West Naperville.
One of the three outbound Metra Rock Island trains begins its journey. In the background on the left is the Standard Oil building framed by the 21st drawbridge, Trump Tower and Chase bank.
Obama the....After the 693 coupled on to the "Brick-Gal," it had to pull ahead past the signal with the Dispatcher's permission to be able to access the rear of the train and complete its b... (more)
My 250th RP shot is an eastbound stack train from the Pacific northwest breaking onto the commuter rush scene in beautiful glint light.
The second eastbound coal train in a row passes one of the most interesting signal configurations as the Mendota sub converts signals in preparation for PTC. See Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Sandwich, Illinois, USALocomotive #: BNSF 9321Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 10, 2010
The first of two eastbound coal trains heads east between Earlville and Somanuk. The corn is ready to harvest soon!
Recently shopped F40 embraces the evening sun under the yet-to be installed tri-light signals. See 336934 to see th... (more)
A recently rehabbed F40 works an inbound express as it rushes toward a diverging clear signal. A passenger walks to his spot for the next train. See Railroad: MetraLocomotive: EMD F40PH-3Location: Naperville, Illinois, USALocomotive #: METX 105Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 03, 2010
Two for one! newly rebuilt F40 passes underneath recently raised new signal bridge. See 335878 to see the si... (more)
A familiar name on 10 year old 136 lb. rail.
They're coming down! The second day in the lowered position, the soon to be gone CB&Q searchlights witness one of the last outbounds of the day. A movie crew tears down on the Columbia ... (more)
UP Chicago Service Unit special leaves West Chicago for it's first run of the day to Belvidere.
The "Brick-Gal" is finally on the move, sort of. It's actually pulling up about 30 cars so the conductor can walk the train and finish the brake test. An inbound commuter train heads for ... (more)
The engineer waves at us as the westbound Illinois Zephyr passes a crewvan and the 693 sent to resuce today's BRCGAL. See 33... (more)