In the winter spirit still, I figured I’d update the “People Make The Trains Run On Time” gallery here on the blog.
This is from the winter of 2008, as a snowstorm moved through Chicagoland, dumping tons of the white stuff on the landscape surrounding Elburn, IL, and its ‘out in the country’ Metra station. This Metra conductor stepped out of his train briefly to an empty platform, and quickly waved a highball to his engineer up ahead before stepping back into the relative warmth of the gallery car. The swirling wind produced by the motion of the train had caked the stainless steel sides of the cars with a crust of ice, giving this scene the feeling of the cold winter day that it was.
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