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pre-Metra by classictrains pre-Metra by classictrains
These tracks are still here. There's still a station stop here at Lisle. This car is probably still in service though re-habbed once or twice. This E8 has been long retired. Metra runs the commuter service here now but the trains are a lot longer and service is more frequent. This is the old Q racetrack, now operated by the BNSF.

About five miles west of here and 45 years later: [link]
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sixty8panther Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
OUTSTANDING!


...like a farmer in his field.
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The-Stealth-Ninja Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I just bought 2 of those E8s in HO to complete the motive power for my California Zephyr. They should be here this friday!
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
i used to do model railroading... still have some of the stuff around here... but it was very unsatisfying.... no run was long enough on any size layout.
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The-Stealth-Ninja Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know how that is. I don't at the moment have a layout due to space concerns... but my California Zephyr is about 14 feet long when all coupled together, I don't know of many layouts that can handle that!
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
Okay, now THIS looks like it came from a model layout.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Having a short depth of field focused on the front of the engine will do that.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
I was going to ask on the previous shot from this location if you were standing on the roof of a boxcar. :-) Cool shot!
-YD
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
who me? trespassing? up here on this box car? sorry officer it won't happen again... again... again... :-)
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
It's funny how paranoid I am now after being stopped by a Federal Marshal in Downtown Pittsburgh shooting a photo of Penn Station and I was standing on a public sidewalk.
-YD
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Photographer
That does not look like a successful commuter train operation...
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