METX #425, Metra's tribute to the Rock Island, leads five engines and eight coaches back to the Rocket House for servicing passing 16th Street Tower, built in 1901.
METX 425 leads an outbound by 16th street tower
The Rock Island lives on! METX 425, the Rock Island heritage unit, leads a scoot west out of town under the old Rock searchlights in Robbins.
Metra's Rock Island heritage unit shoves an inbound commuter train through the interlocking and past the 16th Street Tower in downtown Chicago.
Blast from the past! A Joliet bound Rock Island Line train heads south through 18th Street, lead by the "Don Orseno" Rock Island unit. Taken from a hotel about half a mile away you can a... (more)
The Metra Rock Island heritage unit sits at LaSalle Street Station on protect duty (and display) for the NKP 765 trips.
METX 425 sits in LaSalle Street Station.
One inbound and one outbound from LaSalle Street near downtown Chicago. The outbound is the Metra's Rock Island heritage unit. Looks like Iron Man from the Marvel movies franchise.
METX 425 brings an outbound train west on the Metra Rock Island District.
Metra's Rock Island heritage unit departs New Lenox, passing the former Rock Island depot. The depot will soon be moved about 6 miles up the road from here.
My "target" for the day was to shoot Metra 425 passing this building, and I'd say I achieved that. It's painted in the Rock Island scheme to honor retired CEO Don Orseno.
I hoped for sun, but go... (more)
Metra's Rock Island painted locomotive, in honors of retired CEO Don Orseno, meets an inbound at 16th Street Tower.
Metra's Rock Island heritage unit kicks up some snow as it flies out of the Oak Forest station on Metra's Rock Island District.
Metra's new Rock Island inspired MP36 departs New Lenox on inbound train 412.