One very nice thing about Naperville and the Chicago area in general. Set up for a shot, and then try it a bunch of times and come out with one that works. I think I got the one I was looking for.... (more)
Red light district The rush hour is winding down as these two Metra Northwest Line trains await departure with their red marker lights still blazing.
An inbound Metra passenger train flies towards Chicago Union Station as a low cloud base hangs just above the downtown skyline including Trump Tower. The train is just in the outskirts of downtown... (more)
Nearing the end of its Chicago to Aurora trip, Metra 201 passes by the Eola Yard.
Fly Over- CN makes good use of it's EJ&E by-pass route through Chicago. M342 jumps over a westbound BNSF Aurora Sub Scoot, at Eola.
The days were numbered for searchlight signals on this day, now new Safetran tri-light signals are in place ending an era of former CB&Q searchlights at this location.
Metra 183 departs Highlands and passes under the now signal-less CB&Q signal bridge. The new signals were cut over this past weekend.
611 approaches its station stop at Franklin Park, enroute to Elgin.
Metra 108 leads an outbound scoot past tower B-17, a living relic of the Milwaukee Road.
My second best fall color shot. An inbound train runs through the Hollywood stop as a couple of trees are in peak color. Another inbound is behind in the distance.
My best fall color shot. The mid day Metra has just left Hinsdale.
Metra 611, one of the last two operating F40C's on Metra's roster, pushes east with an afternoon rush hour train.
An outbound train from the city makes a station stop at Hinsdale Illinois.
Metra #116 speeds past Manheim Station at Bensenville.
METX 404 approaching Belmont on a very nice fall day in the west suburbs.