Taken at 11:17pm, nasty storms blew thru, Lightning crackles across the sky.
Two C&NW cabs reside here, rare because neither are vandalized.
Staged for the Monday run west, the ABA set of f-units sits under an especially bright moon.
This ex-UP switcher still lives on in middle Illinois. She was last painted at NLR in July of 1991, not so bad for almost 20 years worth of weathering.
This is the tundra.... it is frozen.
The Challenger tied down in St Louis, with the Gateway Arch in the background.
The 192 brought a little variety to the Hiawatha trains at the time.
Two of the prettiest noses... A quick night shot from the photo shoot that wasn't, storms rolled through and cancelled the evening.
One of the "Big" Metra units drags 4 cars out to Fox Lake.
The Division St. switcher curves back on to the street running enroute to Big Bay Lumber.
The Division Street switcher pulls out in to the intersection of Cortland and Kingsbury on the way to the lumber yard.
The 261 simmers in Chicago overnight. The filming of a movie brought her into town at the time. 1.6 seconds exposure.
Two Hiawatha consists are tied together for the trip to Chicago after some mechanical issues this morning left one train stranded at Sturtevant.
Built as MILW 168 in 1967, just looking at the paint, that is heritage. Even some of her original 168 is showing through on the dynamic brake blister.
Metra pushes into CUS as Amtrak is pulling out, passing construction work under the old "airline".