I could see the Conrail blue coming a mile away, but the Southern Belle was a surprise. This is the same train seen in Photo ID 244905. How it got from Altoona, PA, to Hodgkins in a day is anyones... (more)
The SD70 on point of this east-bound coal drag lets lose a huge bellow of smoke as it begins to move again after pausing for signals.
A CSX stack transfer stops in Oak Park to wait for east-bound traffic to clear River Forest. Does anyone know how non-UP engines deal with the UP's cab signal territory?
A Chicago-bound CP stack train roars out of Elkhart yard.
A freshly painted NS/ex-Conrail SD40 waits on point of a long cut of freight cars.
A Union Pacific coal drag climbs the hill to Marion Street as the sun sets behind it.
Same trains as Photo 243754, but their positions are reversed. This gives one an idea of how Metra trains navigate the maze of turnouts at this interlocking plant.
It might look like these two Metra trains are on the same track, but the tracks jog to the south after A2.
An outbound Metra departs Oak Park at dusk, passing by the CTA's Harlem/Lake el yard.
A CSX manifest heads west through Oak Park.
A short CSX stack transfer navigates rush hour traffic on the busy UP.
Orange is everywhere at Galesburg
MRL coke train waits in the yard, while a Metra train flys by on the main.