Metra's new CNW heritage unit heads inbound to Chicago on a extra photo run, crossing the Fox River. Metra 402 trails for the occasion.
It's a quiet evening on the Harvard Subdivision as the nightly local has already passed, but splitting the ex-CNW searchlights in Clinton, WI here is Comet Neowise as it smokes through the night s... (more)
The night goes on as the intermediate searchlight signals in Sharon, Wisconsin rest.
UP 1430 dashes south past a set of searchlights in Clinton, Wisconsin with local LPS15 as the sun sets. The 1430 had a short stint running this local back and forth between Janesville, Wisconsin a... (more)
Metra F59PHI 79 expresses west through Des Plaines with train 643.
UP 1158, in cotton belt paint, leads an extra LPS15 north through Lawrence and between the CGW searchlights. This is the first train 1158 has led on the Harvard.
UP SD40N 1950 leads a grain train west under the signal bridge at Seeger. ATS has since been retired, and pilot units are no longer required here.
UP SD40N 1972 leads a grain train west past Arlington Park.
Star trails at Control Point Seeger in Des Plaines, IL. Despite the light pollution, stars still shine through.
It is the dead of night, and all is quiet on the Union Pacific Harvard Sub. Not a sound was to be heard, save for the infrequent passing car or truck and of course our camera shutters. With it bei... (more)
UP SD40N 1948 leads a grain train west through Mount Prospect.
After clearing the connection at Seeger, the engineer begins to open it up as westbound grain empties pass by the nicely restored CNW depot in Mount Prospect.
Metra 126 makes a stop at Arlington Park with inbound train 662 as the annual fireworks show takes place.
Fireworks from Arlington Park explode over an inbound Metra making a station stop.
UP SD40N 1914 holds at Central Ave in Mount Prospect with a eastbound grain train.