A late-Fall blizzard has hit the Chicagoland area on Veterans Day 2019. And on this day, Chicago Metra train 1264 makes a stop at the Stone Avenue Station in La Grange, on BNSF’s triple-track Chi... (more)
NIRC 1, the oldest operating locomotive in revenue service, does its duties of taking Metra Electric cars to and from Blue Island. Soon enough, NIRC 1 will not hold that title for long. With the 2... (more)
Newly rebuilt F40PHM-3 METX 212 hustles a long commuter train into Western Ave. station. In the background is the famous "Sears" (Willis) tower as well as some other great examples of Ch... (more)
METX #425, Metra's tribute to the Rock Island, leads five engines and eight coaches back to the Rocket House for servicing passing 16th Street Tower, built in 1901.
A lone passenger in full COVID PPE with mask and gloves waits to board a Sunday evening train pulled by Metra's recently-repainted "State of Illinois" MP36. 402, the first MP36 delivered... (more)
Metra/Milwaukee Road Engineer John Appel retires after 52 years of service running trains between Chicago and Fox Lake,IL. for the Milwaukee Road and Metra. John is the last Milwaukee Road prior r... (more)
Metra engineer John Appel guides Milwaukee District North train #2121 under the old Pennsy signal bridge at CP Morgan, located in the near west side of Chicago. Once to the destination of Fox Lake... (more)
Metra MP36 417 pulls an outbound commuter train departing Chicago on a Friday evening over the Milwaukee District. The train is passing under the former PRR signal bridge at CP Morgan as it heads ... (more)
A Chicago Metra F40PHM-2 or "Winnebago" number 219 is flying down the aptly named Race Track during a busy Chicago rush hour. This train is a limited stop express train originating in do... (more)
METX 198 takes a 2 car train after spending the day in Chicago. 198 is the first of many PHM-3s to receive the black roof, instead of the silver roof
An outbound Metra pulls into the Route 59 station to drop off a few passengers.
Due to a lack of ridership, Metra is now only operating one outbound train on the Heritage corridor. The one and only outbound train of the day leaves Lemont bound for Joliet.
Metra F40C leads a rush hour commuter train through Rondout, IL. The train is about to cross the EJ&E diamonds and diverge from the Chicago-Milwaukee mainline to the Fox Lake branch. The train wil... (more)
Metra 173, looking sharp in Metra's latest new paint scheme, shoves an inbound train of out West Chicago - bound for the Windy City itself.