Leave No Station Unphotographed: The Blog of SubwayNut.com

 
  • Metra Electric Local Stops 87th Street to 107th Street

      This update is the final five Metra Electric local stops that I’ve photographed (next bike season my top priority for Metra bike rides is finishing the South Shore Line and Metra Electric Service): 87th St./Woodruff–(30 Photos) 91st St./Chesterfield–(25 Photos) 95th St./Chicago State University–(24 Photos) 103rd St./Rosemoor–(16 Photos) 107th Street–(23 Photos) Enjoy!  

  • 63rd St Metra, and starting the small single flag stops: 75th-Grand Crossing, 79th St-Chatham, 83rd St-Avalon Park

      In addition to finishing the South Chicago Branch, I’ve also visited what I feel is an impressive number (partially by bike, partially by walking/CTA buses) of the small Metra platforms on the mainline from 63rd Street (a slightly larger stop with two platforms) south. Here is a start: 63rd Street–(23 Photos) 75th St./Grand Crossing–(17 […]

  • All Stations on the Metra South Chicago Branch

    The Metra Electric South Chicago branch, feels like a line that should be more of an urban light rail line with frequent service since it runs at a grade and in some street medians through South Side Chicago neighborhoods than a Commuter Rail line with trains just hourly during off-peak hours (and infrequent Sunday and […]

  • Driving to Columbus, OH via Waterloo, and Bryan

    I drove to Columbus, OH a few weeks ago to visit relatives. On the way there I went a slightly more circuitous route via US-6 (there’s no all on superhighways route to Columbus, OH from South Bend anyway), to make two Amtrak station stops within 25 miles of each other: Waterloo–(53 Photos)   Bryan–(30 Photos) […]

  • Albion and Troy, Michigan Amtrak Stations

    In March I had to go to Troy, Michigan for a training, and visited it’s new Amtrak Station (which replaced the Birmingham Station just 1,000 feet north of the new platform) and stopped at Albion for a leg stretch break on the way. One stop is historic, one is super modern! Albion, MI–(33 Photos) Troy, MI–(47 Photos) […]

  • Metra 27th,47th,51st,53rd Stations

    In this update I continue south down the Metra Electric District. There are a few missing holes which I’m going to need to go and fix on future trips to Chicago. For 18th Street was photographed and the photos lost. I’m amazed I’ve gotten a bunch of smaller Metra stops by bike but haven’t gotten […]

  • Millennium Station, Van Buren St, and Museum Campus

    In New York City, two major missing stations are Grand Central and Penn Station, they’ve been on-again off-again projects that I just can’t seem to figure out a good way to fully process and finish. Now that I live in South Bend and ride the South Shore Line (or Amtrak) into Chicago with some regularity […]

  • Flying to Maine on the Opening Day of the new Washington/Wabash ‘L’ Station

    I booked (expensive) plane tickets on United’s non-stop service to Bangor, Maine a couple of months ago for Louise and I to go to family wedding (and to eat lobsters) on August 31. A few weeks before I was reading up on Chicago ‘L’ happenings and discovered we’d be transiting in downtown Chicago from the […]

  • Dyer, IN Amtrak and Chicago Amtrak Yards

    I haven’t had much of a train summer. I haven’t even been on a non-tourist train since June. I’m also currently transitioning computers, (anyone know what program can display my Aperture 2 Photo library on Windows?) to a new PC desktop from the 2009 MacBook that I’m still working on this website on. There were […]

  • A Day of Train Spotting: the South Shore in Hudson Lake to Michigan City to the Pere Marquette at Sunset in St. Joe

    This trip took place on June 3, 2017 Last month, my one other good railfan friend Robbie was visiting me in South Bend. He arrived on Friday on a 3 hour late Capitol Limited. On Saturday, we rented a car for 24 hours (I still don’t have my own vehicle in South Bend) and we […]