One of the few times I'll be happy to see a UP. This guy was able to escape the dead line and bring this UP trackage rights train into Chicago, where the engine will probably be put in a dead line... (more)
Today's Lisle Station is modern -- brick and glass. It also is adjacent to the inbound instead of outbound track.
A solid blue Builder lasted only a few years.
The front portion of the first car contains a generator because the locomotive has no head end power for the gallery cars (double deckers).
Elephant-style eastbound E7As duck under Yender Road.
Two-years old and became BN 2232. Second unit is three-year old GP20 #928 which became BN 2074. Yes this is the Chicago to Aurora raceway.
A NS run through train passes through Lisle.
Eastbound through Lisle on the racetrack.
A pair of Metra commuter trains meet at East Lisle.
I would have never expected to catch a Cascades unit leading the Illinois Zephyr.
An express train is quickly catching up to a train slowing for a stop at the Lisle commuter station. The signal on the right track is green which is for an Amtrak train that will blast past liter... (more)
Note the number boards on the left side, "883" is upside down.
M BRCGAL1 26 didn't have anything that special. M BRCGAL5 26, how ever, has a cool consist. NS D-9 on the point, Warbonnet SD75M second out, and a BNSF H1 D-9 third.
AMTK 380 has two P42's on it today; 158 & 140.