What a Metra DPU? Not really, the 416 had a mechanical failure so the 2129 pushes 2125's train out to Fox Lake.
Cab detail shot.
An eastbound freight heads thru Rondout in the late afternoon sun.
Todays westbound Hiawatha features two and a half engines...
No container surfing today, as this new GEVO slides an eastbound double stack train under the signal bridge and past the Metra Fox Lake cutoff on its way to Bensenville.
A "Baby 8" crosses over as it passes below the Northshore bike trail.
A northbound Metra passes a signal bridge near Rondout Tower on its way towards Fox Lake.
A crewless 21 train sits in the yard at Rondout.
As the 660 uses the wye for switching, Amtrak 332 blows by with its next stop in Glenview.
"Ease it back", delivering cars to the CP behind the tower.
The conductor walks thru the switch stands as 660 switches in the yard. A nice orange reflection on the railhead in front of the loco. Every bit of the 400mm here.
Having picked up the Waukegan cars, the local heads back west...
128 shoves her train as it is crossing over to two main.
The J streaks by the tower to make its delivery....approx 9:20 pm.