Smokin’ in the Windy City. Metra 100 (F40PH-3) is the nominal class unit, and was originally built in 1977 by EMD as an F40PH. Seen here on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 under the tri-light signal bridg... (more)
An outbound Metra commuter train passes by the 16th Street Tower on the Rock Island District and crosses over the diamond with CN's Freeport Sub and the St. Charles Airline.
Cold November Rain!!! Metra 100 stops on a cold dreary evening at Highlands Station. When I think of Chicago commuter operations this tends to be the image I think of.... cold, wet, dreary and j... (more)
METX 100 in its RTA themed wrap hauls NCS 119 north at Wheeling, IL.
Metra's first F40PH now rebuilt as a F40PH-3 leads an outbound train under the Rock Island searchlight signals at Robbins Illinois
What year is it??? Except for more skyscrapers in the skyline and less siding on the dilapidated 16th Street Tower, this photo could pass for 1977. This unit was built less than a month before I... (more)
METX 100 in an RTA wrap leads an outbound thru Arlington Heights, IL.
After hauling a load of commuters to Chicago Union Station, Metra F40PH-3 No. 100, specially-wrapped in RTA (Regional Transportation Authority) colors worn during Metra’s formative years, trundles... (more)
Metra 100 in its RTA wrap departs 119th St in Blue Island.
Before sunrise early on the morning of November 9, 2017, a Metra commuter train headed for Chicago pauses at Highlands, just east of Hinsdale, Illinois. Powering today’s train is Metra F40PH-3 No.... (more)
Metra 100 in its RTA wrap departs Hinsdale with train 1272.
Metra 100, sporting its RTA inspired wrap leads outbound train 303 into Blue Island, passing Iowa Interstate 513, the Rock Island heritage unit.
On a beautiful summer evening, METX 100 brings an outbound commuter train into Galewood, Illinois. Months later, this unit has been wrapped and looks nothing like this.