Metra trains wait out the commuter’s work day laying over at the BNSF/Metra coach yard along Canal Street (since CB&Q days, nicknamed the Zephyr Pit) at Chicago, Illinois, in a view from Rooseve... (more)
When inspecting Burlington Northern’s busy First Sub of the Chicago Division, you still have keep one’s wits about you, even on a weekend when there are fewer commuter trains. The track inspec... (more)
An inbound Metra commuter train off the BNSF line to Aurora, Illinois, is about to pass under the signal bridge at Roosevelt Road approaching Chicago Union Station on November 11, 2019. Amtrak’s... (more)
Metra trains wait out the work day laying over at the BNSF/Metra coach yard along Canal Street (since CB&Q days, nicknamed the Zephyr Pit) at Chicago, Illinois, as seen from Roosevelt Road on a sn... (more)
On the afternoon of November 8, 2017, the conductor of a Metra/BNSF commuter train waits for his passengers to arrive and board the train parked on Track 4 at Chicago Union Station.
Behind windows tinted in green, commuters wait to depart Chicago Union Station riding Bi-level Metra trains homeward on November 8, 2017.
Metra’s 14th Street coach yard along Canal Street, the old “Zephyr Pit,” is full of commuter trains during midday on November 8, 2018, waiting for the evening rush hour. In the background, a... (more)
After hauling trainloads of commuters to Chicago Union Station, a group of Metra bi-level trains lay over at the railroad’s 14th Street coach yard along Canal Street (since CB&Q days, nicknamed ... (more)
Commuters rush to their trains bound for home at Chicago Union Station on the afternoon of November 8, 2017.
At dawn on November 9, 2017, an eastbound Metra commuter train flies past the glowing platform lights at Naperville, Illinois, on track No. 2. The view is through the door window on the lower leve... (more)
What used to be the standard bi-level cab car has now become a rare sight.
At the start of the evening rush.
One of the new cab cars leads an evening rush-hour train past the staging yard along Front St. West.
A Roger Puta Photograph