With temperatures outside well below the freezing mark it has prompted me to keep warm inside and revisit some pictures from last summer. In this scene, it is a quiet late August evening in Chicag... (more)
Norfolk Southern's interchange train rolls through Downers Grove on the BNSF Chicago Subdivision with a pair of Dash-9s and priority merchandise traffic for Northtown, Minnesota.
A pair of CSX GE's and a GP38-2 rest outside the Collinwood Diesel Terminal in Cleveland, Ohio.
Built in August 1979 as SCL 7039, this unique unit was rebuilt from a C30-7 into a GE RCPHG6 and renumbered CSX 9303 for remote control service. On the way to Chicago we made a stop at Cleveland's... (more)
Class leader Metra 200 shoves an inbound train 21 miles back to Union Station on the BNSF Chicago Subdivision.
An outbound Metra train from downtown Chicago approaches Washington Street in Downers Grove with 105 in the lead, blasting the horn to warn the BNSF MOW crew working near the rails of its arrival.
Headed for IHBs Riverside Yard, UP 6039 accelerates a short mixed freight train through La Grange ducking under BNSF's Chicago Subdivison and East Ogden Avenue with a quartet of power and a friend... (more)
A La Grange Park ambulance provides an interesting juxtaposition to the Metra cabcar bringing an inbound train into the station.
A western competitor in the form of Union Pacific 5842 races a train of baretables through La Grange on BNSF's busy Chicago Subdivision.
A double-headed inbound heads back towards Chicago Union station on the BNSF Chicago Subdivision.
NS 9160-8429 lead a merchandise train through the park-like suburb of La Grange on the BNSF Chicago Subdivsion, commonly known as the "Racetrack".
The IAIS BISW shoves across the Metra bridge at Blue Island
A pair of BNSF GE's bring an autorack train through Blue Island in perfect evening light.
After a lull in traffic, the action begins at Blue Island once again as a UP powered autorack train meets a CSX stack train passing in the opposite direction on the IHB. In the background the cros... (more)
Amtrak 16 leads a 7 car train out of Chicago Union Station with the impressive skyline in the near distance.