Tag Archives: Metra

Travels with Natalie

Four Great Train Rids in One Day by Charles McKelvy You’re probably going to think we’re nuts by suggesting that you take four trains in one day, especially when you can hop in the car and get to your destination … Continue reading

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Travels with Natalie

We took four trains–two on the South Shore Line between Michigan City and Chicago, and two on the Metra/BNSF line between Chicago and Hinsdale–in order to visit Natalie’s family Friday.  More on our travels later, but here now are some … Continue reading

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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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