Shortly after clearing the diamonds at Joliet, a pair of IAIS GP38-2's and an ES44AC open it up, eastward at the outer edges of the Metra Yard.
BORE (B&O Rock East) with 250 cars rolls up to the 191st St. crossing. Trains this size on the New Rock Sub were normal during this period as were the GP15T's.
Metra 207 leads its outbound train out of Mokena as it heads west for New Lenox and Joliet.
The weekly Iowa Interstate ethanol train heads east through Tinley Park, powered by IAIS 501 and 705.
Metra 180 picks up speed out of Mokena as it heads for its next stop at New Lenox.
An outbound Metra train highballs through Robbins. Note the vintage Rock Island cantilevers in the distance.
Tonight's Blue Island to Council Bluffs manifest rumbles through the Midlothian Metra station.
Metra 407 departs New Lenox after making its station stop. Next stop: Front Street in Mokena.
Metra MP36 407 departs Hickory Creek after making its station stop.
BICB heads west through New Lenox behind Iowa 507 and 702.
With a friendly wave from the engineer, Iowa SD38-2 154 and ES44AC 503 lead the BICB west through Mokena.
Metra 409 arrives into Hickory Creek for its stop, enroute to Joliet.
Iowa 501 and 712 lead the daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs road freight west through Mokena.
The inbound train from Ottawa sees daylight coming into Chicagoland after being held for the morning Metra rush.