View Full Version : Heads Up Chicagoland!

05-17-2006, 04:35 AM
I know at least a few of us were recently left bewildered when the UP special came up to Chicago, so I figure I'll post this so that we won't be. :D
I don't know how many of you keep an eye on IlliniRail on Yahoo!(I'm not the best at keeping up there, but I just ran across this). Apparently Amtrak is running a passenger special between CUS and Joliet Union, apparently all private cars. It will leave CUS with an engine on each end at 4:30 P.M., and leave Joliet Union at 6:00 PM.

05-19-2006, 09:29 PM
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the heads up! Since I live in Joliet, it shouldn't be a problem to catch this special. Franklin Park Railroad Daze is the same day, but I will be there for a few hours.

05-20-2006, 10:38 PM
What's "CUS"?

05-20-2006, 11:48 PM
Chicago Union Station

05-21-2006, 05:51 AM
Anybody catch this? Someone I know who's a railfan, who didn't know about the special, caught it on accident, and from the time he gave me, it was running very late. He said it was headed southbound(toward Joliet) through Lockport at about 5:45 PM.