Departing Chicago Union Station during the evening rush
An outbound Metra train heads west on the BNSF Race Track.
Number 2143 has the brakes applied as it glides over Milwaukee Ave and enters the station at Libertyville.
Number 2143 has the brakes applied as it glides over the east end of the siding and enters the station at Grayslake.
Starting the second half of the Milwaukee Ave. "S" curve, the 427 brings her train into Libertyville's station.
One of two F40C's crosses the former EJ&E line at Rondout Il on it's way to Deerfield.
A Metra train crosses the bridge in Blue Island.
Commuter consists crowd the tracks surrounding the Metra shops, awaiting the evening rush. Seen from the south side of the Skydeck, atop Chicago's Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. Make room for th... (more)
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.