On an unseasonably warm November night, Amtrak's Pere Marquette waits for it's 6:00 AM departure. The Vernon J. Ehlers Station is just over a year old and a vast improvement over the old depot.
A Green Line Train bound for Ashland/63rd, approaches State/Lake station. It's previous stop Clark/Lake can be seen in the distance. Take from the Wit Hotel.
The "New and Improved" Hoosier State crosses the south branch of the Chicago River.
On a frigid February morning an SD60F waits for permission to lead an empty coil train out of Gibson Yard. This train is most likely bound for US Steel in East Chicago.
Metra train 509 travels the short distance between La Fox and Elburn. The train will turn right back towards the city after stopping at Elburn
A Brown Line train bound for the Loop passes a Kimball Bound train at Hubbard Ave.
A Brown Line train bound for the Kimball begins its journey through the s-curve near the intersection of North and Clybourn
A Brown Line train bound for the loop rounds a set of curves near the intersection of North and Clybourn.
A late arriving Q335 passes under the eastbound signal at Godfrey. The days are numbered on this old school C&O style signal bridge, as CSX continues it's signal replacements on the old Pere Marqu... (more)
Shortly after sunset during the "Blue Hour", an inbound train from the western suburbs arrives under the pristine Chicago skyline.
CP 241 flies past the grain elevator at CP 448 as the golden sun peeks through after a cloudy and dreary day.
The second to last outbound train to Elgin streaks under the position light signal bridge at Racine Ave.
The surviving Pennsylvania style position light signals at Racine Ave. displays a clear indication for the last inbound train of the night.
Amtrak 172 leads an on time NB City of New Orleans across the Kankakee River and into the station.
The newly painted Amtrak Veterans unit leads a train for the first time since being unveiled. This was quite a nice surprise and a great way to top off the Independence Day Weekend. Also a special... (more)