Metra 104, painted in a new scheme honoring the city of Chicago, leads a outbound NCS train past Tower A-2.
By George, It's Pullman Service. Webb Rail's former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built Pullman dome/sleeper 313 (WEBX 801044) is one of 3 Pullman sleeper service cars owned by Webb Rail. A... (more)
Metra 81 heads West out of the city with a outbound.
CNW SD38-2 6656 with transfer at Ash crossing, after Sunset
A cancelled morning flight headed home to Los Angeles from Michigan resulted in me taking an unexpected drive from Detroit to Chicago for an alternate late night flight that still got me home the ... (more)
Rock Island Alco C415 #416 In Fresh Paint gets some work done on it at The Rocket House on the south side of Chicago. This is where the Rocks Passenger power including the commuter power was mai... (more)
A pair of Illinois Central GP40R's, both still wearing deathstar paint, depart Ideal Packaging in Chicago after delivering two boxcars. This job is out of the nearby Glenn Yard and was primarily u... (more)
A deadhead move from Joliet to the Western Avenue Coach Yard sports Metra's newest, the "Honoring Chicago" F40. It's seen shoving past Amtrak's 18th Street Facility on a sunny, but unsea... (more)
Rock Island E8A 650 leaving La Salle Street Station of Chicago
Amtraks unique P30CH 722 switching the yards of the Union Station of Chicago
A Power Full Train. Illinois Central/Canadian National GP40R 3138 (IC, OLS, née-IC 3063 GP40, 8/1969) and Grand Trunk Western/Canadian National GP38-2 4904 (GTW, née-MP 902 GP38-2, 2/1972... (more)
Busiest Railroad Junction In The World? The interlocking at Tower 18 on the Chicago Transit Authority "L” at West Lake And North Wells Streets oversees the movement of Purple, Brown, Pink... (more)
Metra 402 departs the city with a outbound train.
New And Old. On the night of May 3, 2022, former New York Central Railroad 1949 Budd built Pullman obs/diner/sleeper "Babbling Brook" (WEBX 800007) sits in the Amtrak Chicago, Ill... (more)
The "Plug" Juliet-Chicago commuter was popular with railfans in the 1970s because it regularly ran with former GM&O F3s.
My father really lucked out on this one, getting former GM&O F... (more)