Two dozen 3200 series cars in three eight car trains are seen in one shot with the Tower 12 interlocking sandwiched in between. The Brown line train on the left has cleared and is accelerating to... (more)
The first married pair of the Bombardier 5000 series, 5011 and 5012 sit between test runs on track number 1. Deliberately designed as 3200 series look-alikes, the series brings the CTA into the 2... (more)
The two car CTA Historical Train threads its way out of Howard Yard at the north end of Howard Terminal. The Historical Car was to ferry delegates from the APTA convention(American Public Transi... (more)
While the Loop is distinctively Chicago "L", so are the two dozen grade crossings on the "L". No other heavy rail transit system has them. Here a SB Brown Line train dashes out from behind adjacen... (more)
An ICE-1 trainset enters the Hamburg Hbf main station on track nine. Tracks 8 and 7 were used for moves of extra equipment. The Hamburg station is laid out on a curve as are many other stations ... (more)
A southbound Green line train approaches the busiest junction in Chicago, Tower 18 on the NW corner of the famed Loop 'L'.
Here is Orange line action in both directions at the 17th Street flyover interlocking where we catch the front of a loaded outbound rush hour train from the rear of our Loop bound.
Thisis the view from the atrium of the new Howard Street terminal. The Red, Purple and Yellow lines terminate here. Purple line trains operate through to the downtown on weekday rush periods. Th... (more)
This pickup system was first developed in the 1890s and the CTA still uses it today and still uses the open 600 volt third rail. This trolley block is underneath the two Historic Cars, 4271-4272.
Flagman rules are shown in effect...the outside Green line train has passed and the inside Orange line train awaits it's turn through the work zone. The portable track trip would trip the brakes ... (more)
A trolley shoe arc denotes the break in contact with the 600 volt third rail as a special charter for the Illinois Railway Museum composed of 40 year old cars originally manufactured by the Budd C... (more)
An inbound Pink line train rumbles across the junction at Tower 18 at Lake and Wells STs.
A westbound Green line train, in the middle of a nonstop run of over a mile between Clinton and Ashland stations, seems to be fleeing from the downtown buildings ablaze at sunset.
A northbound Blue line train has exited the subway two blocks back and enters the Damen station on the O'Hare branch along side Milwaukee AV.
A northbound Red line is on the sweeping curve as it dashes beneath a Metra commuter train just south of 63rd ST station.