"Don't rip out of here like a bat outta hell." Presumably this is to remind the pilots of Metra trains not to get too hot because of the coming interlockings with CN and BRC.
Metra MP36 417 pulls an outbound commuter train departing Chicago on a Friday evening over the Milwaukee District. The train is passing under the former PRR signal bridge at CP Morgan as it heads ... (more)
A pity this view has been lost to development.
A Metra train pauses in front of the Railroad Park that allows for safe railfanning with an old Milwaukee Road caboose and tower to keep you busy when there are no trains running.
After enjoying a trackside lunch at a little drive-in called Shorty's in Wood Dale, my Dad observes an outbound scoot head west towards Elgin.
Leaving a cloud of snow in its wake.
Metra inbound service passes the new plant at B12.
Rolling east by the Manheim Road flag stop. The Chicago skyline from 14 miles out.
As UP's E9 951 rests at the Franklin Park Railroad Dayz, Metra 417 puts the hammer down out of the depot.
An outbound Metra in the fresh snow.
An inbound Metra passes the ex-Pennsy CPL's, possibly the only accessable PRR signals that are in a safe neighborhood of Chicago.
417 sits waiting for the Highball from the conductors.