West of Western Ave. station the Brown line ramps down to surface operation on the ground still powered by the third rail. Two train meet on the incline.
A rerouted Red line train rolls through the curve at 40th St and S. Wabash Ave.
Opened in 1897, Chicago's famed Loop elevated is still in service in 2018. This eight-car Orange line train has just left Library/State and Van Buren station with a Pink line follower in the backg... (more)
The four-track northside main goes into sweeping curves at Loyola and a southbound Red line train approaches us.
A northbound Green line train passes two leftover railcars staged in the 61st St. upper yard. The two Budd 2200 series cars were stripped of seating and were converted into locker room facilities ... (more)
CTA Red line rerouted to the old south incline with the Dan Ryan route closed for rehab. In the background is the Alley 'L', Chicago's first elevated, now used by the Green and Orange lines. Some ... (more)
Action in Altgeld interlocking shows a rerouted Brown line with Roosevelt signs going ahead of a standing Red line train with 95th St. signs. All four tracks are signaled for reverse moves with tr... (more)
In 2016-2017 the CTA fielded four specially wrapped railcars to celebrate the Cubs and their MLB Worlds Championship. The quartet is shown rounding the reverse curves near Halsted St. and North Av... (more)
In 2006 the CTA ran two car trains, a practice frowned on today. It was Sunday and the express track was available for a lunch/photo stop. By 2014, the Boeing 2400 series were retired from service... (more)
A northbound Green line train enters the C&WI bridge with 50 year unused railroad passenger platform canopy below where a second Englewood railroad once to be.
A Pink line train approaches its berth mark at Clinton/Lake station which is just across the street of the CTA headquarters at 567 W. Lake Street.
This southbound Green line train approaches us after crossing the south side alley in the 4800S block.
This inbound Blue line train passes under the Pink line elevated in the middle of the Eisenhower Expressway. Chicago has three expressway median operations.
Chicago elevated has mainly travelled on private ROW rather than over streets. An example is this SB Green line train rounding the curve on the bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway at 59th St.
Chicago elevated has mainly travelled on private ROW rather than over streets. An example is this SB Green line train near E. 38th St. on the south side.