A four car train approaches Van Buren Street Station.
On a rainy day, one of Rock Island's five BL2s leads a commuter train in Chicago.
R.T. Steinbrenner Photo
Chicago & North Western F7A 412 leads a westbound commuter through fog and haze in 1979.
The ancestor of today's Metra Southwest Service was a single weekday commuter train between Orland Park, IL, and Chicago's Dearborn Station, inherited by the Norfolk & Western from the Wabash. Pas... (more)
Randy Knaub is getting the shot of another ubiquitous Chicago and North Western commuter train about to hit the MILW diamonds at Mayfair in 1976.
This strange flat-faced machine was one of two unique AB6 diesels built by EMD in 1940 for the Rock Island. Basically modified E6 B-units with cabs, they were designed to run as trailing units on ... (more)
BN commuter train passes under the classic searchlight signal bridge as it arrives at its Aurora destination.
One of a parade of evening rush hour commuter trains.
BN 9905 brings a westbound scoot thru Brookfield, IL in October of 1990.
CNW 421 and an E8 are positioning commuter trains at the throat to CNW's Madison Street station for the afternoon rush hour. Dozens of trains will move in and out of this junction in the next coup... (more)