Chicago Trip

These photos were taken during a two week vacation in Chicago during the summer of 2004. The photos are presented in the order they were taken. There are more photos from this trip in the railroad signals section.


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View south from the Sear's Tower. The line running left to right is the newer Orange line "L" which makes a non-revenue connection to the red line. The older green line is at the top left. Also visible is a Meta train on the Rock Island District.
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North Union Station.
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Michigan City.
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Michigan City.
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Randolph Street Station.
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Aurora.
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Downers Grove.
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Downers Grove.
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North Union Station.
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C&NW Station.
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C&NW Station.
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C&NW Station.
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C&NW Station.
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Joliet.
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LaSalle Street Station.
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Clinton Station on the Blue Line
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The "single track" on the way to Fox Lake.
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Fox Lake.
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Racine Station on the Blue Line.
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Montrose Station on the Blue Line.
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Southeast corner of the "Loop".
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Van Buren Street Station Entrance. This is an original designed by Hector Guimard and formally used on the Paris Metro.
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Roosevelt Road Station. I love the feeling of this simple, weathered, dilapidated, worn out, old wooden station. It provides a striking contrast to the near by skyscrapers.
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The Southwest Chief backs into Union Station as viewed from Roosevelt Road.
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Aurora bound train leaves Union Station.
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Amtrak train viewed from Roosevelt Road.
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Metra trains staged for the evening rush. Viewed from Roosevelt Road.
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Trains enter and leave LaSalle Street Station.
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The evening rush at Union Station.
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Inbound Aurora Line train. Viewed from Roosevelt Road.
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Howard Station on the Red Line.
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Skokie
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Howard Station on the Red Line.
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Howard Station on the Red Line.
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Wilmette was my "home away from home" while I was in Chicago.
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Trains negotiate several grade crossings near the end of the Brown Line.
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Belmont Station on the Red Line.
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View looking south from Belmont Station on the Red Line.
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Trains leaving the north concourse of Union Station Pass Canal Street. The Green Line "L" passes overhead in the distance.
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Ashland Station on the Green Line, looking West.
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Approaching Ashland Station on the Green Line.
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Wilmette.
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Highwood on the Kenosha Line.
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Downer's Grove.
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Downer's Grove.
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Downer's Grove.
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This express train has no intention of stopping at Downer's Grove.
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Downer's Grove.

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