Thursday, November 30, 2006
Metra Western Avenue Station. Chicago Illinois USA. October 2006.
I was working in the area near Western and Grand Avenues on Chicago's near northside one morning, in October of 2006. Seen here up on an elevated embankment, is the Metra Western Avenue commuter station. This station is on the Canadian Pacific -Ex Milwaukee Road mainline. This is a busy station and junction location, and features "Twin" adjacent Metra coach yard facilities. The coach yard on the north, is the former Milwaukee Road yard and locomotive servicing facility along west Grand Avenue. The facility to the south, is the former Chicago & North Western commuter coach yard, now operated by the Union Pacific railroad.