METX 199 - Metra - BNSF Chicago Subdivision - La Grange, IL

On March 13, 2004, METX 199 pushes a commuter train east out of the La Grange, IL. station.
METX (Metra) 199

With the high-green signal in the distance, on BNSF's Chicago Subdivision, a Metra commuter train gets ready to depart the station in La Grange, IL. The train is being pushed by METX 199, which is an EMD F40PHM-2 that was built in May of 1992. The train's final destination will be Union Station in downtown Chiacgo. The Chicago Subdivision is a triple track mainline that also serves BNSF freight trains. Metra trains use the line between Chicago and Aurora, IL. METX is the American Association of Railroads' reporting mark for Metra.

About the image

This image was scanned from a 35mm slide on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED film scanner. Post processing was done in Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop. The original image was captured with a Canon A2E camera and a 70-200 F/2.8L USM lens.

Photo taken: March 13, 2004, at La Grange, Illinois.


  1. I've never heard that nickname applied to this locomotive before, but I can see how it fits.


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