A Low cold system in its last day of an 8 day grip on Chicago generated some awesome weather. A couple of minutes after I took this shot, there was sun rain!
With smoke rolling in from a northern Minnesota fire, Chicago has been cast in an unusual haze. An outbound rolls past Western Ave yard having left Chicago just a couple of blocks from the iconic... (more)
An outbound Metra commuter train reflects in a large pool of standing water from the previous day's heavy rainfall.
Getting up the normal time for work on my day off paid off! A westbound coal train beats the morning commuter rush and CHCPTL, which had to wait until after the rush, and seems to come out of the... (more)
An eastbound coal doesn't attract the attention of a woman waiting for an inbound Metra. The platform is nearly rebuilt on the north side as a Metra employee inspects it on the right. The conduc... (more)
On a hot, hazy morning, a passenger awaits to board the first outbound train of the day.
A stack train goes by "stack." A storm brews as an eastbound stack train heads toward Chicago. I was waiting for SP 4449.
The JB Tower operator gives a wave to a northbound CN train as it crosses the UP and Washington St.
Something old, something new! An outbound train rushes toward West Hinsdale under the recently installed new signal bridge. Similar to WBCS East Naperville, the new signal heads are laying... (more)
Work continues on the Belmont underpass. Main three is going to be right under the photgrapher. The station platform is on top of main three currently. It used to be further to the right and ca... (more)
Looking like it has a a broken nose, a Dash-8 DPU on a southbound intermodal train crosses under CTY ES bridge.
A northbound intermodal train races towards Vernon siding at first morning's light to clear for two more intermodal trains to pass it southbound.
An outbound Metra flies through Highlands which sees service only during the rush hour. The new tri-light signal bridge was lifted earlier in the day after being delivered earlier in the week on ... (more)
An outbound train leaves the city as it's dwarfwed by some of the skyscrapers inluding Trump Tower. The former Pennsy bri... (more)
A Pacing shot of train 1249 between West Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills.