Eastbound Canadian Pacific freight train passing through the River Grove Illinois Metra commuter rail station. December 1st, 2006., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph on the afternoon of December 1st, 2006.
An all morning lake effect snowstorm had stopped falling on the greater Chicagoland area an hour or so ago, and an eastbound Canadian Pacific transfer train, is viewed passing through snow covered winter landscape, at the River Grove Illinois Metra commuter rail station.
Within a week or so, the outside temperatures warmed up, and we soon experienced a mild December "Thaw" with temperature readings in the upper 40's and low 50's.
Hmmmmm. The way Chicago's winter of 2014 has been going so far, I hope that history will repeat itself with 2006 mild readings and soon melted snow.