Travelogue of Michael Hansen's Trips on Metra
Hear is the first travelogue of my first part of my trip on Metra on
Its about 11:05 AM, on Friday, june twentieth, 2003, and I've just
at the Big Timber station, ware I will be boarding Metra train number
2234, to Chicago. We left at 10:35, and arived at the station at 11:05
I wanted to get the locomotive numbers, so we walked down the platform
to the engine. Todays Metra train 2234 is pushed by F40PH engine number
106. Interestingly, this engine is the first in the F40PH fleet to be
used on this line. We found seets, and to my surprise, the front of the
train was closed off, but the back wasn't. Mom and I sat across from
other, my seet beeing with in reaching distance of the door, which leeds
outside to th elocomotive.
We departed at 11:22 AM, and made stops at Elgin, National street,
Bartlot, Hanover Park, Shawnburg, and Roselle, ware we arived at 12:50
PM, and left less then a minute later. This trip was flying by to fast!
We arived at madina at 11:52 AM, and left less then a minute later.
We arived at itaska at 11:56 AM, and left less then a minuet later. We
arived at Wooddale at 11:59 AM, and left at noon. We made a station stop
at 12:03 PM, and left less then a minute later, but I wasn't able to
out ware we were. We stopped at Franklon Park at 12:10 PM, and left less
then a minute later. We stopped at River Grove at 12:13 PM, PM, and left
a minute later at 12:14 PM. We stopped at Elmwood Park at 12:16 PM, and
left a minute later at 12:17 PM. We stopped at Mont Clare at 12:19 PM,
and left less then a minute later.
We made our next stop at Galewood at 12:21 PM, and left a minute later
On our way to our stop at Western Ave, wile passing throughtthe Metra
yards, Mom said that she saw a new locomotive, wich I prosume to be an
MP36PH-3. We arived at Western AVE at 12:30 PM, and left less then a
minute later. Now it was on to Chicago Union station, ware we arived at
12:39 PM, 3 minutes early.
My trip on Metra went very nicely, I had comfortable seets, and I could
hear thhe locomotive! I'm very much looking forward to my return trip on
the 4:50 PM train to Elgin!