Oops!! This girl was looking for the next inbound Metra train to Chicago, peered to the west, turned around to look back east, and was surprised to see this empty coal train running the "wr... (more)
Wooah! How do you move track panels? With front end tractors. During a grade crossing replacement, one of the tractors rear end up-ended suddenly.
A tresspaser with a bike crosses behind a "rescue" ex Santa Fe Dash 9, seemingly oblivious to the empty coal rushing down main 3. See Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Naperville, Illinois, USALocomotive #: BNSF 693Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 23, 2010
The evening westbound Quincy train passes up a special on track 3 to pick up passengers from Hinsdale to CUS. The guy who biked to the bridge is either unaware the special's coming up behind him ... (more)
CN 5855 pays a visit to the Amtrak Chicago Maintenace facility near Lumber St.
In celebration of APL's Grand Opening, the UP put together a special train of all APL containers. APL's Chicago Global Gateway is on the left. Union Pacific's Global 4 Joliet Intermodal Facility... (more)
A conductor gives the highball in one of the first winter storms of the season.
UP 4604 is waaaay back in the distance waiting for this outbound commuter to make it's station stop. This may look normal, but on the ex CNW where left-handed running is the norm, the dispatcher ... (more)
string of brand new SD70ACe's being trailed by an ES44AC
Is she looking at me? Is she calling me in? The conductor on the California Zephyr sees if her crew is ready to depart Naperville for Chicago.
UP Chicago Service Unit special leaves West Chicago for it's first run of the day to Belvidere.
A commuter looks away from the tracks as an express is about to zip past him at track speed. I see this guy walking to the station every morning and from the station every night.
A friendly wave from a friendly Metra conductor. This is the express to Downers Grove 4:59 train about to leave Naperville at 5:14.
The conductor gives the engineer a high ball. Next stop, Chicago.
Passengers wait for their outbound train to highball so they can cross the tracks. With a number board not lit, the headlight, mars, and ditch lights create an awesome display as a winter stom fal... (more)