The one thing that always captures my interest about Chicago is the complete maze of tracks you'll find there - here a Metra train weaves its way through said maze, and past the 16th Street Tower.
A Metra train on the old Rock Island approaches the diamond with the old Illinois Central at the still-manned 16th Street Tower.
Metra 203 departs 80th Avenue with a inbound train.
Metra 203 leads a outbound train into Joliet Union Station for a stop. Once the new platform east of the diamonds is completed, Metra trains will no longer stop here at Union Station.
A St. Patrick's Day rush for downtown Chicago.
A Metra train crosses the bridge in Blue Island.
Heading south with reverse commuters, to pick up the later morning downtowners.
Two PHMs run elephant style across the Airline.
Metra 203 heads toward the sheds until rush hour, passing by the 10 diamonds controlled by 16th Street Tower.
The buildings on the left are going up where nothing stood for years. This property once served as the leads into Grand Central Station and LaSalle St. Station (visible tracks to LaSalle St. Stat... (more)
Metra 203 and another F40 pass a set of Highliners at the only location on Metra where diesel and electric service meet directly
Metra 203 splits the signals at New Lenox Station about to round the curve with an inbound.
Metra 203 slows down for its stop at Joliet Union Station.