Chilly in October? Perish the thought. A westbound intermodal train featuring ample power, including the odd NS C40-9W, rolls into the plant at Fairview Avenue.
MP36 415 heads through Wood Dale with train 2223. This was the first time I had ever seen so many modern ADA-compliant cars on a single train.
The first of only twenty-eight straight F40PHs in Metra's fleet, class unit Metra 100 leads a newer MP36 and westbound train 2231 out of Wood Dale.
Somehow Mike Potter and I had a catch on this cold October evening. Seen here is locomotive 426 with train 2227. Don't wear shorts and a T-shirt in October in Chicago.
As an Amtrak train flies through town on No. 2 track, locomotive 190 shoves 1267 east toward Chicago.
Amtrak train 3 rolls west through Eola. Another endangered paint scheme, Phase IV, is worn by the third unit.
Pessimism on the part of the congregation in Eola today suggested that this westbound signal bridge would be long gone by the end of the year. Over two years later, it still stands.
Yes, ladies and germs, BNSF freight trains really do run late sometimes!
With all due respect to MPI's marketing people, who actually got Metra to buy 20-odd of these, a Panzer with one working track could outrun this thing.
At last, BRCGAL pulls out of Eola.
Framed by a pair of trees, an unidentifiable suburban train rolls west behind locomotive 402.
People told me I was throwing my money away on that 500mm F/8 lens. Whatever... Scanned from ISO 400 print film.
A true telesmash, a westbound suburban blows west down No. 2 track between Maple Avenue and Washington Street overcrossings in Downers Grove. Scanned from ISO 400 print film.
Two units hold their train as it descends the hill outside Naperville with about 100 loads in the early evening on a fine September day. Unfortunately, this negative magically disappeared in Janua... (more)
An unknown suburban train heads east out of La Grange early on a fine August afternoon. Scanned from ISO 400 print film.