M337 crosses Metra's Rock Island District at 16th Street in Chicago.
An outbound Rock Island District smacks the diamonds at 16th Street while M337 holds for a window.
METX 425 brings an outbound train west on the Metra Rock Island District.
Metra Rock Island train 323 crosses the CN ex-IC line at 16th Street Tower. The tower is still manned by Metra Personnel. This junction has more lines than meets the eye, The CTA Red Line passes r... (more)
An outbound Metra train passes 16th Street Tower.
An inbound Metra train for LaSalle Street Station crosses the diamond protected by the 16th St. Tower outside downtown Chicago. The tower stands over the crossing of Metra's Rock Island District o... (more)
RI533 slaps the scores of St. Charles Airline Diamonds on #1 main on a late night run for Joliet, IL. 533 is the last train out of LaSalle Street and brings an end to Metra's weekday operations fo... (more)
Metra 180 looks like it has not been in warm weather for quite some time. After dropping off early commuters, it heads back afield into a brittle cold morning.
Heading south with reverse commuters, to pick up the later morning downtowners.
A CN train off the Iowa division pounds the diamonds at 16th Street. To the right we can see the massive bridges of the St. Charles Air Line (active) and the B&O (inactive and fixed in raised posi... (more)
Two PHMs run elephant style across the Airline.
Amtrak 8838 and two others await their turn across the Metra Rock Island District tracks, an interlocking controlled by the 16th Street Tower. An in-delivery BNSF SD70ACe trails.
Metra 203 heads toward the sheds until rush hour, passing by the 10 diamonds controlled by 16th Street Tower.
Inbound on left passes outbound on right. The new Trump Tower is visible under construction on the far right.