An inbound Metra heads to Chicago Union Station under stormy skies.
While the rest of Franklin Park sleeps, a CP road freight for Toronto departs Bensenville Yard for the east.
Metra 173 leads an outbound scoot by the farthest western crossing on the commuter railroad's system at Milepost 49.23 of Union Pacific's Geneva Subdivision.
Blasting from out of the darkness, a Metra West line train heads for Big Timber Road in Elgin. NOTE: Taken on CP/Metra property with permission.
Fresh from a cosmetic makeover at their Western Avenue shops for National Train Day, this old Metra soldier earns her keep, transporting commuters outbound to Fox Lake, IL., just as she has been r... (more)
Afternoon rush at River Grove.
A view from the Yardmaster/Trainmasters office on the north side in Chicago Union Station. This office has been here as long as I can remember as my first time in it was in the Milwaukee Road days... (more)
The classic CB&Q Signal Bridge at the Belmont Metra Station is nearing the end of its life, as the new signal is nearing completion.
Metra 114 races across Main St in the morning rush.
METX 196 leads a westbound commuter through the suburb of Downers Grove, west along the BNSF "Racetrack". The CB&Q search light signals still guide BNSF and Metra commuter trains through the heavi... (more)
An inbound Suburban flies past Fariview Ave.
An inbound Suburban flies past the unique and iconic Fariview Ave. station in the early morning hours. All flips are done here now since taking Main St out of service.
Another Metra passenger train thunders across the diamond past Rondout Tower north towards Fox Lake. Panned hand held at 1/10th.
The 4:48 PM inbound train picks up its passengers during a winter rain.
Prior to the afternoon Metra rush, a westbound commuter led by a fresh F40PH rebuild blasts through Hinsdale on the BNSF mainline out of Chicago.