On a chilly but clear evening in Aurora, IL, the sun is about set over the city, including Metra's fleet of bilevel commuter cars in its yard.
In light snowfall, three Metra F40PHM-2s await their next runs to Chicago.
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Metra yard at sunset.
The Metra yard at night with an eastbound BNSF Z train in the distance.
The Metra yard is covered in snow.
Metra cab cars await their commute turns in heavy snowfall.
'Fox in the henhouse!' Tucked in between the veteran E9's, the new Metra 'Winnebago' tries to blend in. So soon the E's will be gone from the 'Racetrack'.
End of a long day at the Aurora Metra yard on the BNSF line
A roster shot of METRA 151 as it rests in the Harvard Yard/METRA train prep area. It is named the Leo J. Cusik.
Metra 114 & 112 ran the doubleheader on Friday night. 427 also ran a local on Friday, but now it is Saturday, and they all get the day off.
The yard is alive with 423 idling away. From left to right: METX 423, METX 210, METX 114 & 112, and METX 427. Taken with permission.
A "Crandall Cab" E-unit (rebuilt from a UP E9B) idles in the bitter cold at the Metra yard in downtown Waukegan.