NIRC 1, the oldest operating locomotive in revenue service pulls a single electric bi-level by the soon-to-be unmanned BI Tower. The tower itself is rumored to be closing soon, and may be torn dow... (more)
NIRC 1, the oldest operating locomotive in revenue service, does its duties of taking Metra Electric cars to and from Blue Island. Soon enough, NIRC 1 will not hold that title for long. With the 2... (more)
NIRC 1, the oldest unit on Metra’s roster, sits with a couple bi-levels at Burr Oak Yard in Blue Island, IL.
NIRC SW1 1, Metra 425 and NIRC 3 head light eastbound through New Lenox.
The oldest operating diesel outside of a museum in the country, NIRC SW1 1, leads the wheel job through Blue Island. It is pulling a string of retired former IC highliners.
NIRC 1 leads a power move east past the New Lenox depot. This classic Rock Island depot may soon be demolished.
Metra's NIRC SW1 1 tows a new Metra F59PH west through the West Pullman neighborhood
NIRC SW1 1, the oldest operating diesel in revenue service outside of a museum in the country, heads light past the Blue Island electric depot.
The "Wheel Job" brings a few bilevels down the main. Veteran NIRC 1 would then shove back to make a drop off. Built as the IC 9016 in December 1938, she's still earning her keep!
After picking up a bad ordered bilevel in Joliet, the NIRC 1 and 4 head for the 47th Street Shops in Chicago, passing Hickory Creek in Mokena. The little NIRC 1 began life as the IC 9016, back in ... (more)
According to the engineer this is the oldest locomotive in Chicagoland, buit in the year 1939.
metra shuttle train at windsor Park Sta.
diesel shuttle train due to station construction on metras south chicago line
Due to the snow storm the other day, this switch job wen.t on duty at noon today instead of 1900 the previous day
NIRC 1 brings a ICG painted Metra electric car from the KYD Yard to Blue Island for wheel work. Note that this SW1 does not have couplers it has special stubs to connect with the electric cars.