Just after leaving Chicago Union Station, an outbound Milwaukee Lines Metra train begins to curve across Canal Street with the Chicago River and the city's famous skyline in the background.
With three trains in view, the 1:00 pair of Metra trains are about to pass through rush hour only stop Highlands as a freight train can be seen in the distance.
An outbound train leaves the city behind as it crosses the Canadian National at 16th Street on it's way to Joliet Illinois.
Protecting the backward move into the siding north of Route 176.
Getting the F40C's was one of the goals of this trip. Never thought the 614 would still be in service 19 years later! Shown in its previous darker blue paint scheme. Built May 1974 as MILW 54, you... (more)
Metra train number 2115 crosses the Des Plaines River on its way to Libertyville's station.
Metra train number 2117 crosses the Des Plaines River as it closes in on Libertyville's station.
An inbound Metra makes its way towards its next station, Lake Forest.
Metra 115 leads an outbound commuter to Aurora under the old CB&Q signals at the West end of Eola Yard.
As a storm prepares to descend on a hot and humid Chicago, 107 pulls out of the north end of Union Station with another train full of homeward bound commuters. See more at www.youthwith.fotopic.ne... (more)
A Metra BNSF train roars out of Union Station heading for the racetrack with the Sears tower rising tall on the horizon.
Last of the six axles Once the passenger fleets of America were ruled by C-C and A1A type units. No more, along with the their ill fated SDP40F bretheren, these were the last purpose built ... (more)
A inbound Metra train blurs under the signals at the seldom used Metra Highlands station. While the signals in Naperville have fallen, the section between Downers Grove and Hinsdale have yet to be... (more)
A recently rebuilt F40PH pushes the 1:00 train east as a an outbound manifest freight is about to pass through.
Sears, Willis.... Whatever you want to call it, its a reasonable bet that this is one of the most pictured skyscrapers in railroad photography.