What you see here is still under investigation, the aftermath of two CTA trains colliding head on at about 20mph right at the Harlem Ave station.
The 2200 series cars navigate the yard at Forest Park for the last time before heading back to Rosemont on the final run.
The CSX switches Ferrera Pan Candy in Forest Park along the Altenheim Sub.
A 2200 and 2600 waiting for their next assignment in the pouring rain.
Mt Burkhardt- The WC main spanning the CNW E/W main, was a high spot in the area. Always a pain to pull heavy trains over the seperated crossing, the location became known as Mt Burkhardt, as Burk... (more)
Using a pair of Canon 580EX ii speedlights, this was my first outing and second attempt at this kind of photography. These 2200 series cars are currently being retired as the new 5000's arrive on ... (more)
A very unusual train: a northbound drag of CSX coal empties on a line that hardly ever sees northbound traffic sits dead on the law.
Detail of the horribly mangled track of the west spur of the Forest Park branch. If it weren't for the new freight cars left on the line, a casual viewer would probably assume that no train could ... (more)
The Forest Park job backs down the decrepit branch line track. In spite of the horrible track conditions, the train actually went down the line at a relatively fast clip.
A string of el cars snakes around the loop at the CTA's Des Plaines yard. At one time, this facility was shared with the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin interurban railroad.
A very early morning 442 train heads down the old B&OCT. At one time, the Chicago Great Western, Soo Line, B&OCT, and Chicago Aurora & Elgin all crossed right here.
A pair of GTW GP38's back down a rickety old branch line that was once used as an interchange track between the ICG and the CGW.
NS 8877 rolling past a tree in peak colors.