First of two mainline excursions offered by IRM out of CUS. It was pouring rain 15 minutes before this....then it began to clear up. Only a few brave souls on deck this morning :-)
The Sunday run of the Nebraska Zephyr departs CUS. Making good time, this train will hit Galesburg in just under three hours.
A CTA train crossing Wells Street bridge over Chicago River.
Minutes after arrival at Union Station from her first day of excursion duty. It was interesting to see the number of passengers detraining from Amtrak trains stop by for a cell phone picture of t... (more)
Congregating. As the hostlers move AMTK 137 into the shop, a gaggle of other Amtrak units (and a BNSF straggler) come together in Chicago. I count 19 locomotives and a few NPCUs in... (more)
An outbound Metra departs Chicago Union Station on a Sunday morning.
An Amtrak shoves it's consist into Chicago Union Station just before the Nebraska Zephyr makes its second appearance of the weekend.
Once a year, Norfolk Southern would have an open house at Calumet Yard that allowed employees' family and friends to tour the yard and facilities. 1986 featured an Operation Lifesaver Display fea... (more)
Departing Chicago Union Station for the first time since 1968, the CB&Q 9911-A is looking great for the all the photographers lined up on the Roosevelt Road overpass.
A damp, misty evening in the city.
One of BNSF's new aces takes a DEEX load for the NS and points east.
The Silver Pilot pulls the Nebraska Zephyr out of Chicago Union Station for its second trip to Quincy, IL.
The Illinois Railway Museum's Sunday edition of the Nebraska Zephyr to Quincy departs Union Station.