Evening Metra prepares to blast off on an unreal 96 degree day (plus full humidity)
After bringing in an outbound train, the 179 now shoves back to Chicago as it departs Joliet.
A outbound train slows for the stop ahead in West Chicago.
Blasting towards its next station stop, a mid evening commuter train hustles through West Chicago. Notice that all the lights are on!
Metra 169 departs Glen Ellyn with a inbound train.
A summer thunderstorm looms in the sky as VIA 6408 departs the Stratford Station with some older ex-CN, now GEXR, equipment sitting on the storage tracks.
Running left-hand style commuter ops the UP NW Line, things are done a little different here in Chi Town. On the right-hand side, an outbound takes a green into the station.
VIA 6431 leads seven stainless steel Budd cars off the Dundas Subdivision.
A rare, un-rebuilt VIA Rail F40PH-2 speeds west towards Jasper with "The Canadian".
Metra 183 departs Highlands and passes under the now signal-less CB&Q signal bridge. The new signals were cut over this past weekend.
VIA 75 begins its journey up the Dundas hill after rounding the curve out of Bayview Junction.
VIA 73 rolls under Lemonville Road with Budd cars in trail. The fall colours are becoming evident despite the higher temperatures.
A sure sign of the thanksgiving weekend: A double headed VIA 70 descends the Dundas hill with 6433 and 6431 leading 10 Budd cars, surrounded in fall colours. Number 70 is always double headed on l... (more)