Metra #402, freshly painted to honor the State of Illinois and Milwaukee Road heritage unit #405 work together to shove from the Western Avenue Yard to Chicago Union Station. After taking on passe... (more)
METX 402, the newly painted MP36 honoring the state of Illinois, and the 405 Milwaukee Road heritage unit lead an outbound train past Rondout Tower.
This just in! Honoring the State of Illinois...and the six counties that Metra serves. MP36PH-3C #402 rolls under the endangered Rock Island searchlights in Robbins as it shows off its brand new p... (more)
Metra 405 when it was just another commuter unit. Now the 405 is Metra's Milwaukee Road heritage unit.
Holding out for Monday, back when blue was bountiful.
Metra 217 pushes Milwaukee District North 2140 over the Mill Creek bridge on it's way inbound to Chicago.
Good afternoon, Chicago! From high above Tower A-2, we see a Metra train making way into the heart of downtown, shortly after departing the old Chicago & North Western coach yard at California Ave... (more)
A dwarf searchlight stands guard on the east leg of the wye to the UP Rockwell Sub that runs off the connection at the Tower A-2 Junction. This classic signal still serves after decades as an inbo... (more)
A bad ordered bilevel car was ready for pick-up at Joliet's Washington Street Coach Yard and NIRC 3 got the call to head west from 47th Street to retrieve it. The old Milwaukee Road veteran slows ... (more)
Metra SW1200, NIRC 3, leads 3 cars as it diverges from the St. Charles Airline to the Metra Rock Island District at the 16th Street Tower junction, crossing over CN's Freeport Sub. These cars, inc... (more)
Metra 405 heads light under the signal bridge at CP Morgan.
Metra Milwaukee Service west to Elgin passes under the Pennsy style signals at CP-Morgan 1.5 miles west of Chicago Union Station. The signals have been replaced but the bridge remains.
Inbound and outbound Metra trains meet just east of Tower A-2 during a Friday evening rush. A venerable F40 passes by one of the newer former Amtrak F59PHI's.
An inbound Metra train speeds through Tower A-2, passing underneath a set of CNW searchlights under a classic signal bridge. The train in the background is departing the coach yard for downtown.
One of Metra's former Amtrak Surfliner F59PHI's shoves an inbound commuter train towards downtown during a Friday evening rush. The train is passing under a former CNW signal bridge at the Tower A... (more)