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)
9974 was built in 1953 and became BN 9974.
Metra 401 named for Oliver "Ollie" Tibbles passes under classic CB&Q signals westbound on main one. The days are numbered for these signal bridges, soon they will be replaced with Safetran signal... (more)
With 3 GP30s helping.
There is actually no way to tell if the F3s (the 2nd and 3rd units) are 163BC because two other F3s could have been hooked on that day. Assuming they are, then we have 163A F7A built 1950, 163BC F... (more)
Taken on Dynachrome (ISO 10). The film was so slow that even panning the camera only caught the number board in focus.
Way Freight switching Pepperidge Farm bakery just east Fairview Ave. commuter stop.
An outbound express train rolls through the Belmont Metra Station on its way to Aurora Il on a beautiful fall afternoon.
A lone BNSF GP35 travels westbound through Downers Grove going back to the yard in Aurora.
Long live the BN.
The Saint Paul to Chicago has two cascade green dash 2's today. Note that the second unit still has the BN symbol on the cab!