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  1. British Rail Class 142

    Does anyone have any information about Union Pacific's Chicago Terminal Low Line?

    Hi, I'd like information about the line mentioned in the title, such as if it's currently used or not, and how frequently it's used. I've been searching the internet for months and have found no information about it at all. If anyone has any information about it, please respond to this post. If...
  2. AMTK 518 B32-8WH

    AMTK 518 B32-8WH

  3. J

    Leaving Chicago Union Station

    Hello! Here is my view as our Amtrak Southwest Chief leaves Chicago Union Station. I hope you enjoy it! Leaving Chicago Union Station
  4. Passing on the left

    Passing on the left

    Lead by 8815, a Westbound passes an East bound on the middle track.
  5. Departing Elkhart

    Departing Elkhart

    An NS freight passes the Amtrak station at Elkhart, Indiana
  6. J B tower West Chicago

    J B tower West Chicago

    A CN heading northbound on the old EJ&E tracks crossing the diamond of the UP Geneva Sub at J B tower in West Chicago ILL.
  7. Amtrak Chicago

    Amtrak Chicago

    A nite shot of the Amtrak maintenance and yard faculties in Chicago.
  8. The L

    The L

    The L train in downtown Chicago at Lake and Wells Street.
  9. DSP5589


    This is a shot of engine 2259 heading Southbound over what used to be a road. The crossing signs are still in place, but the road was removed. It used to be kind of neat to park your car so close to the tracks and head over to the diamond for a few hours of train watching.
  10. DSP5560_02small


    Canadian National #2259 Southbound by the old J tower. I was told this tower will be torn down when the tracks are turned from 1 main to 2. Photograph it while you can. This is obviously a few seconds earlier then another shot that I posted. They have different color processing applied. I was...
  11. DSP5564_03


    CN #2259 Southbound in West Chicago, Illinois
  12. Chicago


    The Amtrak locomotive lineup viewed from 18th Street.
  13. NS 068 Limited Special

    NS 068 Limited Special

    Headed east just west of Laporte, IN on the NS Chicago line.
  14. La Fox

    La Fox

    A westbound Metra train passes under the La Fox, IL overpass.
  15. Elburn Metra

    Elburn Metra

    A Sunday afternoon finds a group of Metra engines resting at Elburn, IL on the former CNW west of Chicago.
  16. West Chicago

    West Chicago

    Four Union Pacific GP15-1's pull an autorack train east through West Chicago, Illinois. January 2008.
  17. DSP2483_03


    One of many on a productive day of shooting along the UP tracks going through Elmhurst, IL
  18. Interurban #714

    Interurban #714

    Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee #714 built by Cincinnati Car Co. 1926 . Taking riders on the main line IRM.
  19. UP EMD Duo over the Sandy River Bridge

    UP EMD Duo over the Sandy River Bridge

    UP SD70ACE #8363 East leads an hot intermodal train eastbound from Brooklyn Yard to Chicago, IL. It is rather rare that I got to pace a train eastbound out of Portland leaving Brooklyn Yard. Union Pacific has made Brooklyn Yard strictly an intermodal facility while Albina is going to handle...
  20. SP 4449

    SP 4449

    SP 4449 makes its way through downtown Chicago after cutting off its train. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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