A Metra train departs Marion street, as a young passenger marvels at the engines waiting on the middle track. These engines and their manifest have been stranded here the past few days due to floo... (more)
An outbound scoot passes under the old Soo Line flyover. In the distance back at Marion Street, a freight waits for flood delays to clear.
A pair of ACes sandwiching an SD70 run light across the maze of track at the Kedzie interlocking. Thanks to a steady low wind, the air is remarkably free of haze and the city skyline can be seen v... (more)
A surprising visitor to Chicago, three MRL engines sit tied down with a coal train in Galewood.
The linemen guarding the platform emerges after the smoke has cleared to make sure nothing is on fire, before returning to his truck and heading to the next stop.
The rail grinder sits stopped, waiting to reverse directions for the trip back east towards Chicago
"You don't want to breath that stuff" was the advice the UP linemen gave to the passengers at the Oak Park station. Most of them, alarmed by the smoke and sparks took cover. I stayed out until the... (more)
A UP manifest pulls out for headroom. Eventually it will pull out and get on the IHB for Proviso.
One of IHB's two SD20s waits for traffic to clear so it can return to home rails.
A yard job comes off the Chillicothe.
Though the skyline is far different than when 261 took Hiawathas out of Union Station on a daily basis, the giant smoking beast looks strangely at home.
Morning fog adds mystery to a familiar scene, as METX 143 shoves an inbound train into the mists. In the distance, the headlights of an CTA train shine through, and much further away we can see th... (more)
An inbound Metra slowly approaches out of the early morning fog