The Long West drags its deliveries over the Metra diamonds.
Milwaukee district north train passes thru the "out".
A fast Hiawatha kicks up dust scooting between abandoned CNS&M abutments. The autos on the left clarify the age of this photo. At the time of photo Milwaukee trains were painted in UP colors.
Amtrak Hiawatha train from Chicago flies across the EJ&E on it's way to Milwaukee.
A late Long West pulls under the old North Shore for head room before backing around the wye and dropping cars for the CP at Rondout. Its nice to see a daylight J train up north here, all be it wi... (more)
In a historic scene, DM&E 6200 east thunders through Rondout in run 8, slamming the EJ&E diamond, passing the vintage tower, and grabbing the paper work hung low by the on looking tower operator.
Interesting train-set heads west towards Milwaukee.
Another detour runs east on the CP thru Rondout.
An ICE detour scurries past Rondout tower on this cool spring morning in northern Illinois....
A pair of J road units idle in a completely empty Rondout yard.
Two SD40-2s lead a freight north through the fog on the C&M Sub.
For my first day visiting Chicago I took a Milwaukee road commuter to Rondout. I found enough action to keep me interested all day. This Switcher was working a local in a small yard south of the t... (more)
Duting this period, Milwaukee road was using the Union Pacific paint scheme on passenger units. UP was using the Milwaukee for passenger service in and out of Chicago.