Tag Archives: Metra

Travels with Charley: Four-in-One

(Harbert, Michigan) For someone who loves to ride trains, a day with four train rides is absolute bliss. Such was last Thursday when we went to Hinsdale to visit Natalie’s mother.  We thus drove to Michigan City, Indiana and caught … Continue reading

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Suburban Life

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The Rock Island Line

(Chicago, Illinois) When my sister dropped me off at the old station at 99th Street in Beverly on Saturday, I was immediately reminded of many happy memories riding the old Rock Island Line to downtown Chicago as a child.  The … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley: the Englewood flyover and other adventures

(Chicago, Illinois) When I recently booked three activities in Chicago back-to-back over a three-day period, Natalie suggested I stay with my sister in the Beverly neighborhood on the South Side and, as she said: “ride 10 trains in three days.” … Continue reading

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Trainspotting in Hinsdale

(Hinsdale, Illinois) To quote our friends at Trains Magazine, suffice it to say: “one could spend months or years trying to photograph all of Chicago’s rail lines. Most people don’t have that much time, so here is a nominee for the first … Continue reading

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Mellow Metra Moment

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