While I still think of this job as the Huntington Beach Local, the LOA32A is officially called the "Costa Mesa Local" these days, even on days like this one, when it headed west and south towards ... (more)
A Metra train pauses in front of the Railroad Park that allows for safe railfanning with an old Milwaukee Road caboose and tower to keep you busy when there are no trains running.
A Metra train for Elgin powers up with a bit of smoke as it departs the Franklin Park station.
When Ralph Budd and Edward Budd teamed up to create a modern streamliner that would run faster and cheaper than anything on the CB&Q rails, they came up with this beautiful train set, which ran al... (more)
A Metra deadhead move switches to the lead for 14th Street Yard after having dropped its passengers at Union Station.
The day's first eastbound Lincoln Service train nears the end of its run as it closes in on the platforms at Union Station in Chicago.
A Metra set heads towards 14th Street Yard after detraining its passengers at Union Station.
A Blue Line train departs the Rosemont station on its way to O'Hare, passing the Rosemont Yard and Facility.
The Pittsburg to Kaiser coil train comes over Summit while the Los Flores Fire burns out of control behind it.
A pair of Matra People Mover cars makes a stop at the Hilton Hotel across from Terminal 2 at O'Hare Airport.
A venerable Budd 2600 Series el car awaits repairs at the CTA's Rosemont facility in the median of the Kennedy Expressway.
New York Central and Hudson River's pride, #999, built in 1893 and the first locomotive travel at 100 miles per hour, sits now in the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago.
The Pioneer Zephyr sits entombed in the parking garage of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago IL. It's a beautiful train in a beautiful museum.
The Blue Island Switcher works on a dreary day, switching cars in Evans Yard (hidden behind the train and trees.
A Markham Yard switcher waits word to move again under the long signal bridge that dates from when all these tracks where IC. This switcher works in A yard then moves over to F Yard for out bound ... (more)