Out right ahead of a passenger special, Metra #2149 ducks under the PRR position lights at Racine Avenue on Chicago's near west side. Special thanks to Chris Guss, Sayre Kos and Paul C. Buff for t... (more)
Operation Lifesaver 214 heads west towards the Aurora Transportation Center.
On a late, hot, August afternoon, the conductor on the 6:30 train makes sure no one else is boarding before giving the highball.
Clear for blocks. Disappearing into the muggy haze, an inbound is a pair more from Downtown. Escaping into the 'burbs of northern Chicago, #152 works up the dynamics as it slows into Jeffer... (more)
Running left-hand style commuter ops the UP NW Line, things are done a little different here in Chi Town. On the right-hand side, an outbound takes a green into the station.
Chicago's second major snow event of 2012 has Metra 111 running ten minutes behind schedule, much to the dismay of the few passengers on the westbound platform whom have no shelter from the snow a... (more)
Metra 107 leads a rush hour train through Elmwood Park on Main 2.
An inbound Metra train is on final to Chicago Union Station, preparing to head on in.
Closing in on the "end of the line", for the BNSF Metra service anyway, the 115 passes the 209 holding her train on main 2.
A couple of passengers wait for a modified scheduled outbound train from Chicago as it lights up the post Blue Hour sky.
The Dinkies. Three Metra gallery cars sit in the Milwaukee Road side of Union Station. Amtrak's territorial photography policy, so evident just a few yards away on the PRR side, se... (more)
A outbound Metra MD-N train ducks under a very nice Pennsy signal bridge at Racine Avenue.
Metra 191 heads back to the city.
I think I got a little lucky with getting all of these together. METX 427, METX 426, METX 423, and METX 419 pose together for my picture.
Metra 112 leads a outbound train up the hill into Westmont. Note that the new signals by the curve at Clarendon Hills are now cut in.