Four blue and gold SD40-2's head east through Bedford Park on final to BRC's Clearing Yard.
Service on an Amtrak train with Ge P30CH 722
The quartet of blue and golds holds at the Mars Metra station. Seconds later, a lunar signal aspect would appear and the 2-470 train would head into the 4 Lead of Galewood Yard to await a crew van... (more)
With a fresh crew and signals all the way into the Ladder Lead (Track 9) of BRC's Clearing Yard, the quarter of blue and gold SD40-2's are looking mighty fine on this beautiful afternoon.
Federal, state and local officials today celebrated the opening of the $142 million Englewood flyover, a major railroad bridge that has eliminated a significant source of train delays on the south... (more)
Taking Commuters Home, above Chicago and Northwestern, below the Milwaukee Road
An outbound Metra train from Chicago's Northwestern Station passes Clinton Street Tower and the ex-C&NW semaphore signal bridge.
The last phase III F40PH (now a cabbage) peaks through the pillars of Chicago Union Station while a Metra consist waits in the background. If you look closely this could be 1990.
When new, Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific SD45T-2's were delivered by the Rock Island from Chicago. It was not uncommon to find the new engines running revenue for the Rock Island alongside Rock... (more)
This final shot of the series shows Mike's solution to finding the right location to shoot from. Amtrak personnel were kind enough to move an F40PH into position to give Mike the elevation needed ... (more)
Alco RS2 rebuilt with a new prime mover from EMD and reclassified as an RS2m by the Rock Island.
Rock Island E8A 661 sits near the throat of LaSalle Street Station with bilevels commuter cars that will eventually go to Joliet.
Mike tries using a step ladder for getting the height he wanted for the Trains cover photo. This did not work, so Amtrak offered another solution. Too follow soon...
Transfer Caboose 01757
This third shot of a series (see image 500799 and 500967) shows engine 507 repositioned at Amtrak's service facility in Chicago for the Trains magazine cover shot. Amtrak was very cooperative in p... (more)