Metra 193 departs Fairview Avenue, heading for its next stop at Main Street.
A westbound manifest lights up the night and my favorite signal bridge.
Daffodils herald the arrival of Spring, and of the next westbound rush hour Metra. The flowering trees along the platform didn't flower very much last year, so I'm hoping 2009 will provide another... (more)
A nice Santa Fe Geep leads the Pepperidge Local east to pick up its train.
With a heavy snow falling, an MP36 boards Chicago bound passengers. The blurred snow almost reminds me of Van Gogh's Starry Night.
An outbound train crosses over from track two to one during the evening rush.
A hot BNSF stack train to the pacific northwest flies by in an attempt to get out of town before the evening rush begins.
BNSF SD70MAC 8958 leads a eastbound coal train through Downers Grove.
Some people have rivers and lakes nearby that provide great reflection shots all the time. We urban railfans have to wait around for our chances. The rain earlier in the day had left part of this ... (more)
A BN Executive SD70MAC leads a westbound empty coal train through Downers Grove in a work zone.
Smoke pours from the lead P42s as the westbound Southwest Chief flies through Downers Grove on Main 2. In a few minutes the train will be in Naperville where it will make its first stop.
A Metra MP36 rests at the Downers Grove station on a Chicago-bound commuter train.
In 1947 the "Train of the Goddesses" (one of the second pair of Twin Zephyrs) hit a bulldozer (which had fallen off a freight train on the middle track) at about 73 mph and then hit this station s... (more)