AMTK 136 rests between runs at Amtrak's Chicago maintenance facility during the Blue Hour. See 309588 for a daytim... (more)
Rail recently replaced and rail repalced awhile ago show the differences in how to mark rail replacements.
One of four flat spots from a Metra unit spinning it's wheels with the brakes still applied.
Inbound commuter passes work trucks associated with signal replacement at West Naperville. See 313927 for a recent ... (more)
A WB "z" train passes by workers putting in the new cantilever signal to replace the CBQ bridge. In the consist is a Ferromex unit and KCS "Belle." See Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Naperville, Illinois, USALocomotive #: BNSF 4928Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: January 30, 2010
A WB empty coal train passes by workers putting in the new cantilever signal to replace the CBQ bridge. see 312892 ... (more)
"Next stop, Clarendon Hills." WB Metra 1249 stops under the rising moon as two trains are seen back a mile or so. The train has just stopped and the doors are about to open as indicated by the re... (more)
WB Vehicle train glides through a window of opportunity before the commuter rush really hits as the last glimmer of light is about to fade. This is a pretty rare move as usually it's an inbound "Z... (more)
The headlights of UP 4604 can be seen in the distance as it joins the main and begins its trip west. See photos 311300more)
This is the fourth freight train out of five I saw in just an hour and a half. When snow hits, operations in the Chicago area slows down and can create a flood of activity!
A closer view of photo 310958 as it rolls to a stop and passengers wait to board.
An EB "Z" train heads east past the Chana station sign for Chicago from the PNW.
The BRC KCK takes "center" track on it's way west. For awhile, before winter, it was running on track 3 nearest the platform I'm standing on. See another view at photo Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Hinsdale, Illinois, USALocomotive #: BNSF 4493Train ID: BRCKCKPhoto Date: January 08, 2010
Third of three trains in about 10 minutes as this was the second commuter(running on the wrong track) before UP 4604 in photo <... (more)
Here's the UP 4604 I mentioned in photo 311306. He came out of Proviso on track two after the inbound Metra used th... (more)