Three commuter trains are stacked waiting for their time to head east to begin their runs during the blue hour. New signals are waiting for final installation and cutover on the left.
After making their station stop an eastbound Metra rolls by the spring flowers at the Hinsdale station.
One of the two F40C's brought back into service pushes a train past Lake St tower into the north side of CUS while an El train heads east overhead. There are about two days of the year the light ... (more)
A pan of a Metra unit at speed.
The moon rises over an outbound express train and...my bike!
Not your ordinary consist!. Metra only runs multiple unit consists elephant style. Here, Metra's thouroughly washed OLI locomotive is back to back with the 215 on SWS instead of BNSF as i... (more)
What's this?!? It took me a second to gauge what I was seeing. Of the hundreds, nee, thousands of Metra trains I've seen over the past 18 years or so, I have never seen a Metra uni... (more)
Metra's Lakefront Yard sits between the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago and the Museum Campus/Soldier Field. Trains here are ready for the Friday afternoon rush.
Arriving at Joliet's Union station, about to pass UD tower.
One of the recently refurbished units leads into the evening sun.
The evening rush is dying down as the sun sets on Downers Grove/Main St. Station. An outbound train is about to knock down an approach signal as it departs for points west.
Another in the parade of outbound scoots leaves from Chicago's Union station.
Ollie leads an outbound train into Naperville during the rush for its station stop.
Metra 193 whistles and belches its way through a work crew, who take a short break until it's safe to resume roadbed and switch upkeep.