BNSF Chicago Sub Racetrack Video Montage

Yea, we love trains. We’ve been working on editing together footage we have shot over the past three years.

“Railfanning Chicago: BNSF Racetrack” is a foamer’s dream – a 50 train, 3-minute video compilation shot from 2009-2013, showing mainline passenger (Amtrak California Zephyr/Southwest Chief/Metra), coal/trailer/manifest freight action and even a Santa Train special, from nearly every Metra station stop on the 37-mile Illinois Racetrack filmed across 4 seasons, including: a sunrise time-lapse overlooking the south entrance to Union Station from Roosevelt Road. Includes: F40PH Metra (Metx) 105, Amtrak (Amtk) P42DC 17, then Phase 2 66, GE 8-32BHW 519, and 118/188 from Canal Street, at Halsted it’s 105 & F40PHM 196, Western features Amtk 184 Phase IV & BNSF SD40-2 1829, in Cicero is a C44-9W BNSF 691 Warbonnet, GP28M 1504 in Cascade Green with GP38-2. Plus: EMDX 771 and Amtk 25, LaVergne has CN SD75I 5678/5790 & BNSF SD70MAC 8808/9911, Berwyn has BNSF 5345 and Metx 113, Harlem Metx 112, Riverside F40PH-2 183 & ES44AC BNSF 5994/6338 pushing, Congress Park Metx 194, LaGrange Road Amtk 118/169 and work crews, Stone Ave Amtk 164 & BNSF 4533/5392, Western Springs BNSF 6757/4003/4136, METX 188, Highlands Metx 200, Amtk 122/147, BNSF 5436, BNSF 7855/EMD SD75M Santa Fe 8235/767, Amtk 139, Hinsdale BNSF 6710, 7349, NS 9615/7703/9158, Clarendon Hills METX 116, BNSF EMD SD70ACE 9171, Westmont CSX 507/834, Light Engines, Fairview Ave BNSF 5843, Downers Grove METX 188, BNSF 4855, Belmont Metx 191, Lisle Santa Train (7893), Naperville Metx 196, Route 59 Santa Fe 668, BNSF 1109 (Phase 1 Paint) and 9762 (Executive Colors), Eola BNSF 797 (Warbonnet) under old CB&Q signals, Aurora Metx 187.

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