Metra 214, the Operation Livesaver unit, makes a stop in LaGrange. This was the last unit built just down the road from here at EMD's LaGrange plant before all production was moved to London, ON.
The often overlooked, unique detail of Metra 214...
Operation Lifesaver 214 heads west towards the Aurora Transportation Center.
An outbound express rushes past a local making its stop whose passengers have already dis-embarked from the train.
Wrapping up a station stop at Highland Park the train in the foreground is about to depart while another heads towards Chicago in the background.
Not your ordinary consist!. Metra only runs multiple unit consists elephant style. Here, Metra's thouroughly washed OLI locomotive is back to back with the 215 on SWS instead of BNSF as i... (more)
What's this?!? It took me a second to gauge what I was seeing. Of the hundreds, nee, thousands of Metra trains I've seen over the past 18 years or so, I have never seen a Metra uni... (more)
An afternoon outbound train comes to it's stop at Western Springs.
Metra 214 West nears the end of its morning run.
The Canal Street Wye gets heavy action. Outbound BNSF Line Metra on the left, inbound in the middle. On the right, the terminated Empire Builder backs around the wye to re-orient north, wash, and ... (more)
Metra 214 is one of two that is an Operation Lifesaver unit.
Metra 214, the OLS Unit, makes good speed into Joliet leading 5 cars.
This time 214 had an engineer! It came back. It rounds the corner as it approaches Joliet Station.