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  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Non-stop to Main St

    The first express of the afternoon, it will cross over to M1 at Fairview in order to make its first stop at Main St.

    Westmont IL / Cass Ave
    METX w/b commuter express – Train 1235

    METX 193 F40PHM-2.

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    One after another

    And now for the Saturday morning rush! In for the foreground is an inbound express, which had made it last stop before Union Station at Main St in Downers. Right behind it is an all stops to play clean up.

    Westmont IL / Cass Ave
    METX e/b commuter express – Train 1326

    METX 187 F40PHM-2

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Express

    Metra runs a mid-morning express from Main St in Downers to Union Station, here it is passing under the Fairview signal bridge.

    Downers Grove IL / Fairview Ave
    METX e/b commuter express – Train 1326

    Cab car

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    First stop

    First stop for the first outbound express train of the afternoon. It's getting to be that I'm seeing rebuilds so often that I'm beginning to appreciate the old paint scheme!

    Downers Grove IL / Main St
    METX w/b commuter express - Train 1235

    METX 182 F40PH-3

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Mid-morning express

    First train of my visit was the regular mid-morning express that Metra runs on Saturday to handle weekend crowds to Chicago.

    Hinsdale IL / Hinsdale Ave
    METX e/b commuter express – Train 1326

    METX 179 F40PH-3

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Black Friday express

    Make way for Black Friday shoppers on the hunt for the perfect deal! Eastbound express carrying happy shoppers on their way into Chicago to be relieved of their paychecks.

    Downers Grove IL / Fairview Ave
    METX commuter extra – Train 9564

    Cab car

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Getting up to speed

    Accelerating after passing thru the Fairview crossovers METX 212 is working hard to keep everything on time.

    Downers Grove IL / Fairview Ave
    METX commuter extra – Train 9564

    METX 212 F40PHM-2

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Metra Express

    By now I was getting pretty tired so I retreated to the station to rest my feet. Well that lasted all of about a minute before I was back trackside to catch an outbound commuter express.

    Westmont IL / Cass Ave
    METX w/b commuter express – Train 1235

    METX 197 F40PH-3

  • So. Cal Transit Rider posted a photo:

    Foothill Transit F1206

    Commuter Express Line 496.
    Note: Line has been cancelled as of October 2016

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Catching the express

    I hung around afterward just to see what might roll past; first up was this express on its way to its first stop at neighboring Main St.

    Downers Grove IL / Fairview Ave
    METX w/b commuter express

    METX 196 F40PHM-2

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Long shadows

    Last train before the shadows took over, yet another express on it's way to Main St.

    Downers Grove IL / Fairview Ave
    METX w/b commuter express

    METX 108 F40PH-3

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Expressly yours

    I was waiting for the inbound Illinois Zephyr but first I had to deal with the Saturday morning mini-rush. First up was this inbound express, which had made it last stop over in Downers before expressing to Union Station.

    Westmont IL / Cass Ave
    METX e/b commuter express - Train 1326

    METX 193 F40PHM-2

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Classic lines

    Outbound express making its first stop at Main St. When the F40's first showed up I hardly thought of them as being classic, but anything is better than the Winnebago's and P42's

    Downers Grove IL / Main St
    METX w/b commuter express

    METX 112 F40PH-3

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Last of the light

    I still had a bit of sun when a headlight for this commuter express popped up, but not for long!

    Westmont IL / Cass Ave
    METX e/b commuter express

    METX 191 F40PHM-2

  • So. Cal Transit Rider posted a photo:

    LADOT Commuter Express 1988 Gillig Phantom Paper Bus

    88008

  • So. Cal Transit Rider posted a photo:

    LADOT Commuter Express 1988 Gillig Phantom Paper Bus

    Ex LAIDLAW
    88009?

  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious posted a photo:

    Highway 17 bus fire at Hamilton Campbell, CA

    Somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

    This was the 6:35 Highway 17 express bus from Santa Cruz to San Jose the morning of October 10, 2017. Reported to CHP at 7:37 AM, transferred to local fire department immediately after. The driver and 20 or so passengers evacuated safely. My bus (the 6:50 A.M) stopped to load these passengers on the side of the highway).

    This is the fourth bus fire in two years for Santa Cruz Metro.

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Westbound express

    I arrived trackside well before I expected the #8098; better safe than sorry! The rush was still on so there was plenty of action including this westbound express on M2

    Downers Grove IL / Main St
    METX w/b commuter express

    METX 186 F40PHM-2

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Highballing

    The merchandise train was a short one and as I watched it head west I could see the first of two mid-morning commuters approaching, one an express, the other an all stops. This is the express throttling up after clearing the crossovers. Unfortunately I didn't do as well with the all stops, I got clouded out!

    Downers Grove IL / Fairview Ave
    METX e/b commuter express

    METX 189 F40PHM-2

  • PrairieRailfan posted a photo:

    Into the sunset

    Same train. Despite all the clouds I only had a few problems with them.

    Naperville IL / E 4th Ave
    METX w/b commuter express

    METX 195 F40PHM-2