With the mid-July sunset still a little less than an hour away, Iowa Interstate's nightly Blue Island to Council Bluffs road freight very slowly creeps out of the former Rock Island Burr Oak Yard ... (more)
A IAIS geep leads BICB west through New Lenox.
With a global pandemic still raging on and Metra running at reduced capacity due to low ridership, the company started somewhat of an "Ad Campaign", if you will, to welcome back passenge... (more)
A 1954 classic! The former Milwaukee Road 2048, now operating for Metra as the NIRC 3, makes its way off the St. Charles Air Line and onto the Rock Island District at 16th Street. Its train of thr... (more)
Iowa 501 leads a daylight BICB west through New Lenox.
Inbound and outbound Metra commuter trains meet at 16th Street Tower on the Rock Island District during a Friday afternoon rush. Both trains are powered by MP36PH-3S locomotives, with 416 sporting... (more)
This just in! Honoring the State of Illinois...and the six counties that Metra serves. MP36PH-3C #402 rolls under the endangered Rock Island searchlights in Robbins as it shows off its brand new p... (more)
Metra SW1200, NIRC 3, leads 3 cars as it diverges from the St. Charles Airline to the Metra Rock Island District at the 16th Street Tower junction, crossing over CN's Freeport Sub. These cars, inc... (more)
Metra 204 leads a outbound train past Blue Island Tower.
SIBI heads east out of Joliet with a GP38-2 in charge. The classic EMD was making quite the racket as it made its climb out of the Joliet River Valley.
Iowa 152 and 504 thunder east out of the Joliet River Valley as they make way over Hickory Creek on the east side of town.
Metra 209 leads an outbound train into Vermont St in Blue Island.
Metra 204 departs New Lenox with an inbound.
NIRC SW1 1, Metra 425 and NIRC 3 head light eastbound through New Lenox.
Clear of Bridge 407 and the diamonds at UD Tower, three Iowa EMD's are giving it all they got as they lug the eastbound SIBI out of Joliet on the old Rock Island.