The Oumas (o-mahs – Afrikaans for grandmas) went to the farmers market this morning for some tasty surprises. Andrew and Henriët were hanging with Jurgen so I took a 20 minutes walk into Riverside to go trackside. I caught a couple of Metra commuter trains; one traveling east from Chicago to Aurora; the second heading back to the big city.
|Main Riverside Metra station|
|Aurora (outbound) train entering Riverside station|
This Metra line runs on BNSF tracks; I’m not sure but BNSF may even own the cars.
|BNSF/Metra dual level commuter car.|
The trains have a locomotive on one end and a control cab in the last car; they don’t turn around at the end points; just head back the other way.
|Control cab portion of an inbound train.|
|Inbound train leaving the station; the locomotive is pushing the train to Chicago;
the last (first?) car has a place for the engineer to sit