Metra F40C 611 pushes a inbound out of Bensenville. It would have some mechanical issues at the next station at Franklin Park that would sideline it for about a month.
An express pours it on as the local slows under the signal bridge holding the classic C&NW E type heads.
METX 168 shoves on the rear of inbound train 814, possibly the most photographed train in the Chicago, as 7 RP photographers get their own angles. Railroad: MetraLocomotive: EMD F40PH-2Location: Lake Forest, Illinois, USALocomotive #: METX 168Train ID: METX 814Photo Date: April 24, 2010
Metra F40PH #100 departs Itasca and heads towards Elgin
Passing blooming trees and a locomotive bell on display, Metra 168 accelerates out of the Lake Forest station, shoving a train toward downtown Chicago on this increasingly foggy evening.
METRA trainsets lay silent in the Elgin coach yard, awaiting tomorrow's rush of passengers into Chicago.
He's not asleep! An outbound "flip" rushes to probably Downers Grove to flip back to the city. The conductor will give instructions to the engineer to proceed back east to the station platf... (more)
An outbound express pours it on as it blasts past Highlands and is about to leave Hinsdale in it's dust.
Metra F40PH-2 #133 pushes an inbound train, and meets with an outbound train led by F40PH-2 #140
An inbound commuter train meets the morning sun.
Here's a companion to shot number 322266. Frequent RP contributors Andrew Blaszczyk, Christopher Blaszczyk, Travi... (more)
RailPictures.Net contributor Travis Dewitz grabs a shot of a Northbound Metra, while contributor John Ryan stands back to observe the arriving train slice through the thick fog.
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.