One of Metra's F40PHM-2's leads an outbound commuter train as it departs Union Station and takes the BNSF Chicago Sub towards Aurora.
Inbound to Chicago, METRA train 1272 departs its station stop at Western Springs, Illinois.
Metra 189 leads a outbound express train through Western Springs.
One of Metra's many modified F40PHs pushes a long rush hour consist into Union Station to take on the crowd of commuters building up inside the terminal.
A ballast regulator is working on smoothing out the ballast on track 3 as the 1:00 outbound "suburban" whistles freely in this QZ.
A late afternoon inbound commuter train heads in to CUS, just next to the Willis(Sears) Tower in the background on the left.
The morning car traffic has lightened up as has the commuter train rush. Some light snow fell overnight, but only enough to make the roads wet in the 5th snowiest February and 7th snowiest season ... (more)
Inbound commuter accelerates toward Chicago under heavy exhaust smoke!
This dinky heads for the afternoon Dinky/Amtrak parade via BNSF, to the left up the St. Charles Air Line a BNSF coal train is stopped at a red board as the hostler husles power around for the rest... (more)
Inbound train heading into Chicago Union Station.
Santa Fe Bluebonnet GP50 3192 prepares to head back into the yard with its cut of cars. Meanwhile, Metra 189 leads its outbound towards the Aurora Transportation Center.
$250 for the crossing, but death to an unfortunate man who crossed the tracks right about where the train is in the photo just a few hours earlier.