Hanging out with friends from CRPA on a foggy Friday night, a Metra glides in toward Union Station. From the Trump Tower on the left to the brick "Fulton Market" building on the right, the skyline... (more)
A friendly wave from a friendly Metra conductor. This is the express to Downers Grove 4:59 train about to leave Naperville at 5:14.
The 4:15 inbound train is framed by Christmas decorated classic lamps during the blue hour.
My 300th RP photo is a westbound empty coal train splitting the new signals turned on just the day before. The signals didn't go on until the train hit the next block west. An earlier eastbound ... (more)
A dead-heading crew watches the loading of the 6:45 inbound train during the morning blue hour.
Minutes after a westbound "z" train passed, the old EBCS West Naperville bridge comes down. Track two is lined up f... (more)
The last train to run under the old CBQ signal whisltes freely past BNSF and tree contract workers. See 357746 to ... (more)
The 1:00 outbound train passes some signalmen.
An empty coal train heads west to be re-loaded.
The engineer of the 5:00 flip climbs down from the locomotive and will walk to the cab car and go back to Chicago during the blue hour.
An eastbound "z" train is dwarfed by windmills in the distance. See 354350 for an earlier view.
The conductor gives the engineer a high ball. Next stop, Chicago.
Just west of Shabbona, there are dozens of windmills dotting the landscape. One of the many eastbound "z" trains is dwarfed by one of them on its way to Chicago.
Passengers wait for their outbound train to highball so they can cross the tracks. With a number board not lit, the headlight, mars, and ditch lights create an awesome display as a winter stom fal... (more)
Dude! Where's my train? An eastbound "z" train is almost completely hidden as it rounds the curve between Lee and Shabbona. The lead locomotive shows signs of some drifts still existing a... (more)