A damp, misty evening in the city.
A Metra train heads outbound, with the locomotive already past the camera, leaving only the silvery stream of stainless steel in view.
A double-headed inbound heads back towards Chicago Union station on the BNSF Chicago Subdivision.
Fresh out of Elburn, Metra 142 flies east.
A relic from the Milwaukee Road.
Metra 142 shoves east, approaching its first stop of the evening at La Fox.
Metra 211 kicks up a cloud of dust as it passes over the Loomis Street crossing, which is in the process of being replaced.
Sunset station stop.
An inbound Metra train departs Downers Grove for Union Station as the NSINTW passes westbound on the adjacent track.
An inbound Chicago train is getting ready to depart as a outbound leaves the station heading to Fox Lake.
176 is ready for its next run on this summer evening.
The engineer of a morning rush hour "dinky" looks intently ahead as he nudges his train out of the station stop.
Something old, something new An outbound Metra passes under the CB&Q searchlights and the new Darth Vader tri's at East Lisle. The new signals have recently been turned to face the tracks.
The morning rush hour is in full swing at the semaphore protected former CNW Clinton Street tower. If my memory serves me correctly, Clinton Street was the point at which seven tracks coming in fr... (more)