There isn't just one train! The next group of commuters waits to board thier train as the next couple of trains are in the distance. The end of a surprise WB train can also be seen in the ... (more)
NIRC 5 holds the siding in Orland Park, tied down for the 4th of July weekend.
A very late running Southwest Chief gets help from a BNSF locommotive while a Sunday afternoon outbound commuter gets ready to stop.
A zoom pan (my first good one!) of one of the many outbounds during a typical afternoon rush.
The end of the beginning. The last of stacked inbound "suburbans" is leaving as the next inbound approaches in the distance. The car in the distance beyond the next block signal is River Rd... (more)
One of the "new" units brings her train into Grayslake.
A westbound suburban departs The Zoo Stop in the late afternoon.
A beautiful cloud-free mid May morning day's silence is broken up by a pair of express trains. Whether or not you like passenger trains, there is no "rush" like two express trains passing each ot... (more)
Another busy rush hour as an inbound commuter train clears the crossing and auto and pedstrian traffic is allowed to cross.
Metra 2158 is waiting at Grayslake for the 2149 to arrive at 8:15 pm. The 2158 is one of the few trains that turn at Grayslake and heads back to Chicago Union Station. This 2158 train set arrived ... (more)
A stormy sky threatens Chicago as the METRA rumbles past the Amtrak Locomotive Facility at 18th Street.
An inbound train flies by on it's way back to the Loop on a frigid evening.
A Metra outbound commuter train pulls into the station in downtown Mokena in this 10 second exposure.
An outbound commuter train passes Lake St tower and under it's namesake.