Departing Metra’s Stone Avenue Station in La Grange, Illinois, is train 1264, making its way from the western suburb of Aurora to downtown Chicago on November 11, 2019. This six-car mid-day train... (more)
Newly rebuilt Metra 206 sits at Blue Island along with F59PH 99 and NIRC SW1200 3.
Metra 206 leads a outbound down the Beverly Branch in Chicago.
An outbound train has just terminated and is waiting further assignment at UD on this hot July evening. Prior to 2014, Rock Island District trains would cross the diamond to terminate at another p... (more)
METX 206 comes to a stop in Joliet with an outbound train.
METX 206 flies under the Rock Island-era cantilever and searchlights at Interchange as it heads to Joliet with a train full of rush hour commuters.
Metra 206 leads a outbound train past Joliet UD Tower and into Union Station. Metra trains no longer cross the diamonds here or use Union Station as their stop.
50 degrees for the middle of December isn't bad and the water wasn't to cold either as I waited for the Metra inbound to Joliet
Metra 206 highballs west through the forest. Next stop: New Lenox
It just wouldn't be a trip to Chicago unless I checked another tower off my list. By the looks of it, I doubt 16th Street has seen much change since the commuter trains read Rock Island on the fla... (more)
Pushing in behind 16th Street tower, toward LaSalle Street Station.
A Metra westbound approaches its Robbins station stop as it ducks under the ex-Rock Island signal bridges.
F40PHM-2 206 heads west approaching its next stop at Hickory Creek.
Metra 206 rounds the corner at New Lenox and heads for Joliet, during the rush.
.Metra 206 F40PHM-2 pushes real hard out of Joliet and heads for Chi-Town.