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?
Ramping up for rush hour.
If you visit Roosevelt road, both a wide angle and telephoto lens will come in handy.
Gotta love some variety with those Nathan P1235R4A horns Metra has on their F40s and some cab cars.
A classic set of former Illinois Central Gulf highliners heads south, slowing for the station stop at Hazel Crest.