Metra MD-N inbound train 2156 prepares to depart the Northbrook Metra station as an outbound 'scoot' approaches.
An Amtrak Hiawatha meets an outbound Metra Milwaukee West before arriving in Chicago Union Station
METX 413 shoves an inbound deadhead back to Chicago.
Metra #413 leads an outbound commuter train as it passes under the Pennsy signal bridge at CP Morgan shortly after leaving downtown Chicago. Locomotives:METX 413 MP36PH-3S
Metra MP36 413 leads a outbound train over the infamous Grand Avenue crossing in Elmwood Park.
a Metra commuter train, less than a mile from Union Station, begins its journey on the Milwaukee line sporting its MILW stripes as tribute to the former railroad that graced the line.
A Metra train for Elgin powers up with a bit of smoke as it departs the Franklin Park station.
This color scheme is still a bit odd to me. I wonder what they'd look like with a more normal Metra scheme?
A little exhaust blows out as this Fox Lake sub train departs Prairie Crossing.
Metra MP36 413 pushes its inbound into CUS.
Ahhh... the smell of well used brakes, the last arrival of the evening before the clouds rolled in.
A pretty shot that nearly ended ugly: As soon as 413 cleared the crossing, the pedestrian on the right walked onto the grad crossing, got to Main 2, saw the train on Main 3, paused AND THEN CROSSE... (more)
Outbound and inbound trains pass each other just north of Union Station.