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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Crystal Lake Metra Station

Crystal Lake, Illinois


Olympus E-510 DSLR

Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 zoom

Qunatary Pro polarizer filter



Saw this car while passing by the Crystal Lake yard this past Sunday, and had to stop and take a picture. This is one of the original bi-level gallary cars that was used in commuter service on the Chicago & North Western. They were suppose to be gone and forgotten, but a huge ridership increase this past summer caused Metra to buy a few of these back from the Virginia commuter agency they sold them to, and they were brought back into Chicago area service. Looks pretty good for being 50 years old!

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Taken on October 26, 2008