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Railfanning At Chicago's Roosevelt Avenue
An NPCU (Non-Powered Control Unit) built from an F40 allows for push-pull mode on this train.
This was either a Hiawatha train or an Illinois service train.
A Michigan service train with P42 #75 on the lead.
Two Metra F40's on a commuter train leaving Union Station.
A couple private cars at Amtrak's coach yard. The car in the foreground is the "Northern Sky" owned by Northern Sky Charters. It's a former Union Pacific vista-dome car built by ACF in 1955. The car behind it is 1948 Budd-built "Sierra Hotel" vista-dome car. That car was built for the original California Zephyr.
The great Chicago Skyline featuring the Willis Tower!
Santa Fe Business Car #56.
Metra's main coach yard.
Amtrak's Chicago maintenance facilities.
  After spending about an hour at Roosevelt Ave, I walked back to Union Station. While on the way back, I stopped by a CVS/Pharmacy to pick up some "consumables" for the trip including the all important staples (Diet Pepsi, Chex Mix, Mixed Nuts and Tic Tacs). I had enough time for lunch so I picked up a copy of USA Today (if eating alone, I need something to read!) and went to some Chinese Restaurant inside the Union Station food court. I went back to the Metropolitan Lounge and picked up my luggage. The Texas Eagle was now boarding shortly after 1pm for sleeping car passengers. It's time to go to San Antonio, check out the link below!