Northbound Saluki heads over the St Charles Air Line shortly before arriving at Chicago Union Station.
One of Amtrak's new SC44 Chargers (built by Siemens) leads the early morning northbound run of the Saluki towards Chicago.
Starting its 300-mile trek to Chicago, Amtrak's "Saluki" accelerates out of the ex-Illinois Central yard, with the old steam-era concrete coal bunkers still standing in the background. ... (more)
Carbondale to Chicago "Saluki" runs past the old Illinois Central station in Champaign on a Saturday morning run.
The "Saluki" on its 310 mile run from Carbondale to Chicago exiting the Illinois Central station in Mattoon, Illinois.
Descending the SCAL from the CNIC to the BNSF, an Amtrak short-haul nears the end of its' journey, minutes away from Chicago Union Station.
The Saluki arrives in Chicago, coming in over the St. Charles Air Line. It will head down the ramp to the west, then back into Chicago Union Station.
The inbound Saluki hits the hump in the St. Charles Air Line that helps it clear Canal Street, which in turn is over the Canal Street Wye. Below, a Metra train awaits the afternoon rush.
The northbound Saluki creeps over the Chicago river and onto the St. Charles Air Line shortly before arriving at Union Station. Shot taken from the 9th floor of 329 W. 18th Street.
Temperature in the air was about -5F, with a wind chill around -25F. Water temperature of the Chicago River South Branch appears to be right around 32F. The Saluki rolls in just a bit late.
Beating the clouds at their own game, this shot turned out far better than it would have with sun. Under threatening skies, the southbound Saluki makes its way into Rantoul next to some MOW... (more)
Amtrak P42 22 heads over the St. Charles airline on its way to CUS.
The inbound Saluki slips below the St. Charles Airline, where it rolled just minutes before.
The Saluki, incoming on the St. Charles Air Line. The city is unmistakable from this vantage point.
The Saluki backs around the Canal Street Wye, and toward Union Station.