A Metra Electric train approaches the Van Buren Station, the first stop on its run out of downtown Chicago, on a misty night in the Windy City.
Union Pacific 1433 navigates a maze of switches as it shuffles a lone bilevel Metra car at the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago. The signals shine brightly on this dismal day.
Looking like a scene from the opening credits of "Hill Street Blues," a Metra train emerges from the Ogilvie Transportation Center to begin its trip to the Chicagoland suburbs.
Two Metra trains meet at the Lake Forest station in the northern part of Chicagoland. The train on the left is inbound to Chicago, while an outbound train approaches on the adjacent track. Since t... (more)
Magic Time- Be here at exactly 17:15 Monday thru Friday, when 3 outbound CNW scoots race out of O.T.C, and mix it up among staged inbound train sets. The spectacle is an impressive colliding mass ... (more)
Morgan Meet- Pennsy Sentinels and skyline salute Fox Lake inbound, as outbound with "New" METX 99 sneaks in the frame.
One of the newest additions to the Metra roster leads an outbound express through Franklin Park on its way out to Elgin.
This weekend I had the honour of attending CRPA's annual conference in Lake Forest as one of three docent scholars. Prior to the event and in between presentations, I made a point of getting track... (more)
Storms roam across the western sky in northern Illinois as an inbound Metra train to Chicago arrives at the La Fox station on June 20, 2015.
One of Metra's "New" F59PHs leads train 2237 under the Pennsy signal bridge at CP Morgan in Chicago.
Metra West Line train 2237 slides into Bensenville with F59PH 99 in charge. It appears the fine folks at Western Avenue have worked the bugs out of the former GO Transit motor and hopefully it wil... (more)
An outbound train departs suburban Elmwood Park while the Sears Tower stands tall in the distance.
Metra 102 races into Lemont with the new midday Heritage Corridor train 915.
New (to Metra) F59PH on Metra North Central Service (NCS) Train 115