Passing blooming trees and a locomotive bell on display, Metra 168 accelerates out of the Lake Forest station, shoving a train toward downtown Chicago on this increasingly foggy evening.
METRA trainsets lay silent in the Elgin coach yard, awaiting tomorrow's rush of passengers into Chicago.
He's not asleep! An outbound "flip" rushes to probably Downers Grove to flip back to the city. The conductor will give instructions to the engineer to proceed back east to the station platf... (more)
An outbound express pours it on as it blasts past Highlands and is about to leave Hinsdale in it's dust.
Metra F40PH-2 #133 pushes an inbound train, and meets with an outbound train led by F40PH-2 #140
An inbound commuter train meets the morning sun.
Here's a companion to shot number 322266. Frequent RP contributors Andrew Blaszczyk, Christopher Blaszczyk, Travi... (more)
RailPictures.Net contributor Travis Dewitz grabs a shot of a Northbound Metra, while contributor John Ryan stands back to observe the arriving train slice through the thick fog.
Three commuter trains are stacked waiting for their time to head east to begin their runs during the blue hour. New signals are waiting for final installation and cutover on the left.
After making their station stop an eastbound Metra rolls by the spring flowers at the Hinsdale station.
One of the two F40C's brought back into service pushes a train past Lake St tower into the north side of CUS while an El train heads east overhead. There are about two days of the year the light ... (more)
A pan of a Metra unit at speed.
The moon rises over an outbound express train and...my bike!
Not your ordinary consist!. Metra only runs multiple unit consists elephant style. Here, Metra's thouroughly washed OLI locomotive is back to back with the 215 on SWS instead of BNSF as i... (more)