An inbound departs after boarding passengers at National Street Station in Elgin, while an investigation is going on with the outbound on the left. Apparently they struck a pedestrian here... howe... (more)
A Metra outbound blasts towards Harvard on the UP Northwest Line, which will be the furthest west the train will go before heading back to Chicago.
Metra 121, wrapped in Northwestern Medicine colors, leads a outbound train into Des Plaines.
METX 9 a former Cotton Belt unit (SSW 2590) works a ballast train used to dump rock at the Edgington Street grade crossing rebuild project in Franklin Park.
This scene is long gone, with a massive sky scraper built over this portion of the exit from the north platforms of Chicago Union Station. But 17 years ago, if one showed up in the longer days of ... (more)
METX 123 shoves an inbound train to the city after making a station stop at Franklin Park.
Metra F40 109 shoves an inbound commuter train as it pounds across the diamonds at the Tower A2 interlocking, where the Milwaukee District crosses over the Geneva Subdivision. The tower here is on... (more)
METX 90, Metra's C&NW heritage unit, glides into Woodstock, IL leading train 657 for Harvard.
Metra 174 arrives into Woodstock with a outbound train.
METX 98 one of six F59PH locomotives on the Metra roster shoves on an inbound train to the city after a station stop in Franklin Park.
On April 17, 2009, Metra MP36PH-3S No. 411 leads a westbound Metra commuter train out of Chicago and is about to pass under Roosevelt Road.
Metra's CNW heritage unit leads train 647 into Woodstock, passing the old CNW depot in town.
Metra 134 shoves a train towards Chicago as it pulls out of Lake Forest. The unit has a fresh paint job due to being rebuilt recently. The conductor told us that he thought that this was the uni... (more)
"Don't rip out of here like a bat outta hell." Presumably this is to remind the pilots of Metra trains not to get too hot because of the coming interlockings with CN and BRC.