Note the galley cars (double deck) required electricity but the E-unit only had a steam generator. Thus the Q added generators to some single level cars. The last car in this train has the gener... (more)
Note the galley cars (double deck) required electricity but the E-unit only had a steam generator. Thus the Q added generators to some single level cars as shown here.
A day of clouds, the sun pops out for 10 seconds just in time for the Warbonnet leader of CHCSSE to be lit up. 60 seconds after the picture was taken it began to rain.
A coal train snakes its way around the curve through the Lisle Metra station as an inbound is stopped in the distance on the south platform. The curve in the track is from the 50's and 60's when ... (more)
An outbound "suburban" passes by the beginning of fall color as it leaves Lisle.
An inbound "suburban" in the distance waits for an express to snake its way to track two.
On a higher than average warm fall day, an eastbound Z train catches the draft at the tail end of the morning commuter rush. The seems to greet the Santa Fe marked warbonnet with a cheery "Good Mo... (more)
Trifecta! As the fall colors start to show, an outbound "Z" train is flanked by an inbound "Z" train and an outbound "Suburban" train. You would think this happens all the time. It does,... (more)
The Illinois Zephyr
I'm surprised the engineer was doing as quick as he was with the crews still at work.
The Southwest Chief passes crossover work at East Lisle in preparation for Belmont Ave crossing work. A loaded coal train has just crept by east on main 2.
Amtrak begins its journey towards California.
BN E9 9916 shoves an eastbound dinky out of the Lisle station on Track 3, headed for Chicago. Since this photo was taken, the Track 2 - 3 center platform has been removed, the frame station locat... (more)