An inbound Milwaukee district scoot rolls under the Pennsy signals on a crisp evening.
Preparing for an on-time departure for Fox Lake, the CUS carman takes down their Blue Flag Protection as one of Metra's Diesel Dinosaurs looks on. Recent power shortages due to rebuildings on F40P... (more)
This is one of two Metra's F40C that was recently reactivated and now the second one has also been reactivated. Nice to see back in action.
Metra's 611 pushes a rush-hour inbound by the Zenith water-tower, a famous land-mark of the Elgin line.
When Metra retired its fleet of F40Cs in 2004, it kept two, 611 and 614 in storage should the need for their use ever arise. Five years later, the time has finally come. A reactivated 611 charges ... (more)
Metra 611 leads an express train towards Elgin. Thanks, Brandon!
Metra's 611 highballs through Cragin.
Recently reactivated F40C drags her train west at Grayslake.
Metra 611, one of two remaining F40C motors, is back in action solo, taking a rush hour scoot up the C&M.
From this angle, we can see distinctly the difference in length between the six axle F40C and its four axle cousin. The two Metra F40C units are the last six axle passenger units used in revenue s... (more)
Last day of the year, last day before retirement. Metra reactivated the 611 just for the engineer's last night of service. Enjoy your retirement Sir!
In Chicago for the WGRF, Mike Abalos (may he rest in peace) was right beside me shooting the parade, one train after the other at Western Avenue.
Sunset on the F40C, literally and figuratively. Fortunately, this unit was one of two F40Cs that stayed on Metra's roster after the rest of the fleet was retired.
After nearly three decades of service, time was running out for Metra's F40C fleet in 2003.
Metra F40C 612 is shoving on the rear of an eastbound commuter train at Tower 12 in Franklin Park, Illinois on Halloween 1999.