I was working in the area around the Metra Western Avenue station and twin coach yards one Wednsday morning in October of 2006. This location is at Western Avenue and Hubbard Street on Chicago's near northside. A Metra EMD SW 1500 Yard switcher is pulling a cut of cars from the former Milwaukee Road commuter
train servicing facilities at Grand Avenue. Just adjacent a 100 feet or so south of the platform, is the Metra Union Pacific coach yard, wich was the Chicago & North Western Railroads facilities before the 1998 Merger and Acquisition by the Union Pacific railroad.