A Metra train waits to depart for Chicago while a westbound UP intermodal approaches in the distance.
One does not often see four big units on a freight train in Illinois, but here is a nice exception. UP 7923 is on the point of an intermodal coming up out of the Fox River Valley.
The 4:25 train for Chicago departs eastbound from the Elburn Station on the UP Genvea Sub.
The conductor checks his watch, the time it 4:24 pm, one minute until the train departs, even that does not stop the conductor from chatting on his phone as the last passengers board.