An F59PHI accelerates from its station stop at Western Avenue as it passes the Milwaukee Road searchlights at Tower A2.
Two zebras and a BC Rail make for a great trio of barns as M348 rolls south through Lake Villa.
A pair of orange SD38's, of BLE and EJE flavors, take a stroll through the city, about to pass under 18th Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago.
A pair of Grand Trunk GP9R's, both still wearing Trunk colors, lead the Kankakee local by the 1853-built Illinois Central depot in town. It's also passing the Railroad Museum outside of the depot.... (more)
Shortly after crossing the diamonds with the Indiana Harbor Belt at Argo/Canal, northbound R923 approaches Route 171 in Summit with a classic EJ&E/GTW lash-up.
A crazy leader on the CN, in the form of one of UP's two Olympic units, heads up the hill out of Joliet. Enroute to Kirk Yard with A490, the two EMD's sounded good thundering east.
A great lash-up leads 286 through Tower A20 in Northbrook, approaching the dump to the UP Milwaukee Sub.
At first, I put "Amtrak" into the locomotive portion of the photo details. I guess I'm just not used to these being on Metra yet! Metra #84, still wearing Surfliner paint, is a long way off from h... (more)
CP 286 takes to former CNW rails as a CP SD60 and a GP38-2 lead a Trinity Railway Express F59PH through Des Plaines, closing in on the final destination of Bensenville Yard.
A WSOR MP15AC, now working for Watco's Cicero Central Railroad, switches tank cars at Koppers Inc.
The BLE/EJE combo strolls south through Summit, about to pass under Route 171.
R923 heads back to Glenn Yard after working the Argo industries all night. The attractive orange SD38 combo makes for a great catch in 2019.
Y125 makes its way to the west end of Barr Yard with a GP30 Road Slug leading the charge.
A great catch, in the form of a GP30 Road Slug, arrives at Barr Yard with westbound train Y125.
The conductor keeps an eye on auto traffic as BRC 237 leads its two car pick-up out of Charter Steel. After heading back to the mainline, 237 will run around the rest of its train already parked o... (more)