192 and 197 lead the double header into Belmont for their stop.
A westbound grain train appears out from behind an eastbound coal train with all-new hoppers.
An extra inbound train throttles up and heads past Belmont. Main Street will be his last stop and then it's "HIGHBALL" from there to Chicago!
An interesting lash-up consisting of a CSX SD50, a CEFX SD40 and an H1 SD40 cross over Washington Street at a slow pace.
CSX GEVO ES44DC 5218 is second out on this westbound intermodal, while BNSF 4758 is in charge and a UP C40-8 trails the GEVO.
UP 4740, a clean SD70M, and an H2 Dash 9 lead a very colorful westbound stacker past Belmont.
After getting the green, the conductor is just about to board the flip-back to Chicago
West bound empty Detroit Edison coal train crawling through Downer's Grove.
A pair of rare visitors lead CNIKCK west in the late afternoon (around 3:45, but it seems so much later now...). The conductor gave me a look like he had never seen a railfan before.
The crew of today's M-BRCGAL is lucky. If they had waited another 10 minutes to come through, they would have been sitting in a siding with Metra fever. :)
Metra 183 slows for its stop at Main Street crossing over Washington Street.