What a ride!. A switchman rides the front porch of a couple of ex BN Geep's trundling across the Stephenson expressway to pick up a cut from the yard on the north side of he expressway. O... (more)
A very late running Southwest Chief gets help from a BNSF locommotive while a Sunday afternoon outbound commuter gets ready to stop.
A zoom pan (my first good one!) of one of the many outbounds during a typical afternoon rush.
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CN 5855 pays a visit to the Amtrak Chicago Maintenace facility near Lumber St.
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)
Where's the train? A crew member peers back to check track alignement as a PV from Minneapolis is about to get shoved indoors from one of the "new" yard goats. The SCAL is overhead and the... (more)
A beautiful cloud-free mid May morning day's silence is broken up by a pair of express trains. Whether or not you like passenger trains, there is no "rush" like two express trains passing each ot... (more)
Another busy rush hour as an inbound commuter train clears the crossing and auto and pedstrian traffic is allowed to cross.
Am I west? No, I'm not in the western US, just the west suburbs of Chicago. Go Hawks! "Another DASH-9" pulls up to WBCS East Naperville to let a "suburban" train by before crossing ... (more)
New signals are waiting to be turned on as a Pacer, CSX, and EMP domestic stack train rounds one of the many curves in Wheaton/Glen Ellyn.
Long live the Santa Fe! An eastbound merchandise freight with a Santa Fe lettered warbonnet beats the sunset in Naperville. The WBCS West Naperville signals can be seen in the distance. Al... (more)
An eastbound domestic stack train with Pacer, CSX, and EMP containers rounds the curve between Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. New signals are still covered up that will eventually protect a new crossove... (more)
The defacto yard switcher moves equipment around as a Michigan service train is about to end it's journey. The pile of ties in the background foretell of some work coming up this summer.
A line former F40PH and AMD-102's are inspected by a mechanic under blue flag protection. Notice the mismatched number boards on 90413!