CTA 2400 series cars make a quick stop at Dempster Street on the Purple line. While I am not a huge fan of these cars, their original paint scheme from the 1970's sure looks sharp.
Its 1:57 in the morning along the Brown Line at Chicago Ave as the CTA Historical 2400 series cars make a brief photo stop. With the success of private charters CTA has had over the last few years... (more)
A pair of Soo Line GP38-2s pull a cut of tank cars out of LPG Services at the northern end of the Nitrin Sub.
NKP 765 makes its way west through Franklin Park, passing under the classic Milwaukee Road signal bridge.
MILW 807, a passenger GP9, handles switching chores near Chicago Union Station as afternoon rush hour approaches. The Geep is moving a group of commuter bi-level coaches and cab cars toward the st... (more)
The very colorful dispaly for Franklin Park RR Daze. Engines included a CP GP20ECO, CN EMD E-9A, UP 1989, UP 2001, IHB Genset, and a BRC end-cab switcher with a caboose. The NKP 765 would join the... (more)
Echoing the sights, sounds, and smells of Milwaukee Road passenger and freight trains of the past is Nickel Plate Road 765 coming off of Metra's Fox Lake Subdivision at Rondout with The Varsit... (more)
The Varsity, led by NKP Berkshire 765, crosses the former EJ&E and passes Rondout Tower. Just up ahead, the train will access Metra's Fox Lake Sub.
NKP 765 makes a ferry move down the IHB in La Grange, bound for Western Avenue in Chicago. It would be displayed at Franklin Park Railroad Daze the next day.
Following a crew change in Galesburg, the Northtown Yard (Minneapolis) to Argentine Yard (Kansas City, Kan.) freight soars above the Ottumwa Subdivision at Cameron, Ill. In trail is BNSF 1034 ("He... (more)
NKP 765 arrives into Franklin Park with its deadhead train, passing under the vintage signal bridge. The train will shove back to Western Avenue coach yard to tie up for the night.
SOO 4410 on the B73 Nitrin Local switches Plaines LPG Services at the northern end of the Nitrin Sub.
NS 956 heads into the sunset with its two IAIS Geeps, and two IAIS business cars.
Chicago to Janesville, WI excursion arrives at North Glenview Metra station. routing was Metra Western Avenue yard to Fox Lake, IL and then Wisconsin and Southern to Janesville.