View Full Version : Elmhurst, Illinois 09/03/06 - UP 1988 and UP 1982 on M-CBPR!

09-04-2006, 08:55 PM
Hi everyone,

Today, my friend and I headed out to Elmhurst to do some train watching. It was a beautiful day with comfortable temperatures. It was really busy for most of the time. Our number one main goal of the day was to catch UP 1988 and UP 1982 on M-CBPR in sunlight. Indeed, we did. The train stopped short of the signals allowing another train to enter Proviso. 1988 had a very friendly and classy crew. The crew chatted with us and the engineer made a joke by saying "Alright, everyone, it's going to be ten bucks per photo!" They waited for a good ten minutes before slowly departing. I took some photos zoomed in and one out in front of me. The fact that the train was doing less than 5 MPH really helped. As soon as the train passed, I sprinted as hard as I could to get ahead of the train to take more photos. I managed to get two photos. I never knew I could run that fast! I sure did pay the price, though. I decided to down a couple Mountain Dews after my run. ;) The horn on 1988 was amazing. The engineer sure did use it, too! It was a very successful day and everyone had a lot of fun. I hope that everyone has a very safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!











09-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Interesting report Nick.Its really very nice when railfaning and find funny crew of atrain or anice smile from them thats really makes the day very nice.I like the whole shots.Keep up the great work Nick and keep your great shots coming.

09-04-2006, 11:26 PM
Hi Mohamed,

Thanks a lot! I appreciate it. We had a lot of fun. We even met another railfan.