A northbound train stops at Great Lakes depot. This is a highly cropped version of a broader scene, which explains the grain. But I like the cropped version because it highlights the people, and t... (more)
Contained banks of batteries for switching industrial sidings without overhead.
North Shore cars on the CTA as seen from another train. 'L liners may have been the pride of the fleet, but most trains on the line were comprised of these cars. View may be from 12th St., MP 0 ... (more)
A line up of switch engines and way freight power stand ready in the morning. At that time Butler Yard had engines working both ends of the yard and way work on the Lake Shore Division and the Fox... (more)
Efficient "high speed" rail. No switching at the terminal. Inspection pits in the station. Equipment turns fast!
This was the substitute train for one of the Electroliners that day. The middle car was a diner, unpowered with no trolley pole. These cars were called Silverliners because of their paint scheme... (more)
A night scene at the North Shore Terminal in Milwaukee on a cold winter evening in 1963.
A brace of North Shore steeple cabs gets ready for a days work while a CNW pushpull flies by headed for Chicago. This is Pettibone yard just north of the Great Lakes stop on the Skokie Valley lin... (more)
High Speed Rail (on a budget)