Z Chicago - Portland highballs past the Fairview Ave Metra Depot.
Outbound Suburban departs Downers Grove for Aurora on a high green.
A BNSF Peterbilt hi-railer shoves on a short string of gondolas as the track gang begins the day.
The track crews take over main 3 as traffic heads through Belmont.
Loaded coal heads east through Belmont on its way to Pleasant Prairie, WI via the CP.
The Illinois Zephyr flies through Belmont on its way from Quency to Chicago on a nice late summer morning.
Sunset at Belmont Avenue as a Santa Fe C44-9W splits the Q signals.
This is why I love Chicagoland... where else can you get four moving trains in a single shot?! Three Metra Trains and one Amtrak...
last train into the city...
Metra - The Way to Really....Advertise? The first revenue 'wraps' Metra has allowed, this cabcar and two coaches now sport lovely shades of purple and large photos of people that should mak... (more)
Busy times on the Racetrack. An eastbound BNSF loaded coal has a clear signal at Fairview interlocking as it chases a Metra train towards Chicago. The crossing gates in the distance are act... (more)
Three H1 Dash 9's on one train, that's pretty neat.
westbound METRA commuter train departing Belmont, IL station
Note the two private cars at the end of the train. The last car is a Louisville & Nashville car.
A nice surprise brings up the rear of #6 this afternoon.