The vintage "Grossdale" depot stands proud on this calm September night, watching traffic comprised of both Metra commuters and BNSF freights pass by on the BNSF Chicago Subdivision "Racetrack" behind me. This station was built in 1889 for the city of Grossdale (which became Brookfield 16 years later), established by Samuel Eberly Gross, and stood on the Racetrack overseeing commuter operations until it was moved across the tracks to the north side in 1981, now filled with artifacts of Brookfield's local history.
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding sunset to sunrise surprises!)