On a beautiful spring evening in the western suburbs of Chicago, a westbound Metra computer slices through the former CB&Q signals at CP Fairview, westbound on the BNSF Chicago Subdivision.
Metra 198 leads a outbound Southwest Service train south out of the city.
On a gloomy morning two miles west of Chicago Union Station the commuter rush is in full swing as our special train approaches Western Avenue. Photo from the observation platform of the Warren R.H... (more)
Heading out of Union Station and hazing up the area having just belched out a cloud of smoke.
Charging out of the windy city during the evening rush, this F40 is lookin' good! Photo taken on RR property with permission.
It's rush hour and there's 5 commuter trains in one shot, something not uncommon for this area.
One of Metra's many modified F40PHs pushes a long rush hour consist into Union Station to take on the crowd of commuters building up inside the terminal.
Metra trains are waiting to be called to duty for the evening rush.
A set of vintage Metra electric highliners head north through Homewood. Metra is slowly but surely replacing these with new Nippon Shayro M.Us.
Metra 187 leads a outbound train through LaGrange.
Metra Electric District train #129 has just departed out of its stop at Homewood. In less than a mile, it will make its next stop at Flossmoor.
A northbound Metra electric train zips by, slowing for its stop up ahead at Homewood. Slowly, these vintage, former ICG highliners are being phased out as new cars arrive.
A westbound Metra at sunset.
This tower has since been demolished to make way for another high rise building.
This color scheme is still a bit odd to me. I wonder what they'd look like with a more normal Metra scheme?