On a clear spring day, iconic Chicago Union Station looms over Jackson Boulevard and Canal Street. Construction began on the current station in 1913 and it officially opened twelve years later on,... (more)
An inbound Metra train is on final to Chicago Union Station, preparing to head on in.
A bird's eye view of the Amtrak Chicago Yard (left) and Metra Coachyard (right). The 1/8/12 edition of the California Zephyr backs into Union Station prior to its departure, while the S... (more)
I think I got a little lucky with getting all of these together. METX 427, METX 426, METX 423, and METX 419 pose together for my picture.
Chicago Union Station: Truly the heart of the Amtrak System. Trains depart here for just about every corner of the country: Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, San Antonio, Los... (more)
Outbound Milwaukee North train taken from Randolph Street bridge.
Metra F40PH-3 #105 leads an outbound SouthWest Service train out of Chicago Union Station on its way to Manhattan Illinois
Amtrak's Phase II heritage unit sits inside Union Station on National Train Day.
A younger railfan takes a good look at the Pennsylvania Railroad E unit, while attending National Train Day in Chicago.
"Hey, Hank, does our train seem light today?"
Last autumn, or so, 4 GATX GP38-2s showed up in Amtrak's Chicago facilities, apparently to assist in some work trains and rehabilitation of the coach yards. In February, GATX 2604 is shuttling a ... (more)
Today's California Zephyr back into CUS for loading. Hopefully they've kept these cars on the heat pipes ...
Train 302, inbound from St. Louis, heads in after a cold cross-state trek. Unit 35 is hostled back into service.
An unknown Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI train passes the monumental Pennsylvania Railroad freight house, as it prepares to leave CUSCo. property on its way East.
With the sears tower and a multitude of skyscrapers that constitute the Chicago skyline in the background, a Amtrak Saluki heads for Union Station.