My 88th photo of amtrak 89. Submitted this one too early!
NS switching local industries in passenger heaven!
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
This one's for numerologists-number 123 being repositioned at Amtrak's coach yard on a perfect blue sky day!
An outbound commuter train passes Lake St tower and under it's namesake.
WB Chief or Zephyr makes it's way through one of the many snow storms of early 2009.
Freshly painted 1209 waits for Damen Ave to clear before shoving some gons full of scrap metal to the IHB and BNSF Western Ave yard for interchange. Western Ave is next to the blue YMCA building ... (more)
EB ICE grain train on the CP breaks through the morning fog that has plagued Wisconsin/Northern Illinois for nearly two weeks. This shot wasn't possible at this time last year due to the CP's rece... (more)
A clear late winter day allows a nice view of the Chicago skyline. From right to left are the Willis(Sears) Tower, Standard Oil building, Trump Tower and the Hancock.
The "De facto" switcher switches the coach yard, partially seen in the distance.
This is the fourth freight train out of five I saw in just an hour and a half. When snow hits, operations in the Chicago area slows down and can create a flood of activity!
A Low cold system in its last day of an 8 day grip on Chicago generated some awesome weather. A couple of minutes after I took this shot, there was sun rain!
An unusual sight on the Santa Fe for two reasons-a local is working from the EB main and a UP vehicle train. This is the first time I've seen either!