Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

Moderators: JamesT4, metraRI

  by [email protected]
I'm gonna be in Chicagoland the weekend of the Diesel Days at the Illinois Railway Museum and I have the saturday and maybe the monday morning available before driving back to Cleveland.My question is,are the F59's used at the weekends,if they are where is my best bet to see one or if they are not used at the weekend is there a safe and legal place to get a photo of one,thanks in advance for any help.
  by doepack
With their larger fuel tanks, the MP36's draw most of the weekend assignments on the Milwaukee lines, but an F59 might show up. You never know. Depends on availability, and if they pinch hit for something that breaks. Still, you'd be more likely to see them Monday morning if time allows...