The outbound 7:00 express heads toward the setting sun as light power heads toward Cicero.
An eastbound coal doesn't attract the attention of a woman waiting for an inbound Metra. The platform is nearly rebuilt on the north side as a Metra employee inspects it on the right. The conduc... (more)
Minutes after a westbound "z" train passed, the old EBCS West Naperville bridge comes down. Track two is lined up f... (more)
The last train to run under the old CBQ signal whisltes freely past BNSF and tree contract workers. See 357746 to ... (more)
Having cutover Main three Friday, today's task is main two. Is it me, or is the signalman choking up?
Having cutover Main three Friday, signla crews get ready to remove the searchilight on Main 2. AMT 380 is the last train to pass under the signal before it's removed.
An empty coal train heads west to the coal fields and is the last train to go under the old searchlight signals before their replacement cutover began.
Signal crews get ready to pull wires in perparation of cutting over main 3 to the new tri-lights. Begining with AMTK 380, eastbounds used main one for loading and unloading.
This was my attempt at the sun setting over the tracks. I was a few minutes late from my dentist appointment! :( The very tip of the sun can be seen setting over the tracks. On the plus side, t... (more)
The local maintenance crew watches on as another load of coal passes an outbound "dinky."
The westbound Illinois Zephyr fades into the sunset as the soon to be installed tri-lights loom over the soon to be sunset CBQ searchlights.
Something old, something new... an outbound commuter train lights up the new WBCS and old WBCS at West Naperville.
The sky after a severe thunderstorm creates an eerie orange cast over the soon to be reaplced CBQ signals.
The end of the beginning. The last of stacked inbound "suburbans" is leaving as the next inbound approaches in the distance. The car in the distance beyond the next block signal is River Rd... (more)
Three commuter trains are stacked waiting for their time to head east to begin their runs during the blue hour. New signals are waiting for final installation and cutover on the left.