Good afternoon, Chicago! From high above Tower A-2, we see a Metra train making way into the heart of downtown, shortly after departing the old Chicago & North Western coach yard at California Ave... (more)
Metra 143 shoves into OTC.
A few days after Chicagoland's biggest snowfall of the year, METX 143 shoves four cars to the city on a very cold day.
Train sets spend the night in Waukegan awaiting the morning rush hour.
A dead-heading crew watches the loading of the 6:45 inbound train during the morning blue hour.
An eastbound Metra commuter train has just trundled across the diamonds at Turner Junction on its way through West Chicago.
Morning fog adds mystery to a familiar scene, as METX 143 shoves an inbound train into the mists. In the distance, the headlights of an CTA train shine through, and much further away we can see th... (more)
I've been trying to use my wide angle lens more. I think the results have been interesting.
Note the horizontally oriented signals on the CNW era signal bridge in the distance. The two signal bridges at each end of the Oak Park station are some of the last such signals on the Geneva sub.
The 4:25 train for Chicago departs eastbound from the Elburn Station on the UP Genvea Sub.
The conductor checks his watch, the time it 4:24 pm, one minute until the train departs, even that does not stop the conductor from chatting on his phone as the last passengers board.
Engines being serviced before being activated again.