Trains 1 and 2:
Car #109 leads South Shore Line train #113 eastward, pulling out of the Portage/Ogden Dunes stop. This rush-hour train ran express from Van Buren Street in Chicago to Hegewisch, and will end its run in Michigan City. Meanwhile, a Norfolk Southern intermodal heads west on the adjacent Chicago Line, with two Dash-9s leading, as commuters leave the parking lot.
Car #107 leads South Shore train #15 at a good clip past the Ogden Dunes platform. This is the only train that skips this station.
Amtrak's train #370, the 'Pere Marquette', is running with just three Superliners today, as it zips through Ogden Dunes on its way to Grand Rapids, Michigan. P42DC #124 leads.
Car 103 leads an eight-car (with two trailers) train #115, the express to East Chicago and Michigan City.
P42s #36 and 126 bookend eastbound 'Wolverine' train #354, on its way to Detroit.
Trains 7 and 8:
NS C40-9W #9921, ES44DC #7699 and SD70 #2547 rush west with an intermodal for Chicago, as South Shore Line train #117, seen through the TOFC cars on the NS train, arrives at Ogden Dunes with a six-car set of new bilevels. Car #314 brings up the rear.
Amtrak's eastbound 'Capitol Limited races through with an amazing consist! P42s #134, 13, and Phase I Heritage #156 lead, with the full-length dome lounge 'Ocean View' immediately behind the power, then the usual consist of the train, with an ex-Pennsylvania Railroad private car tacked on the rear!
Obviously, this is Milepost 488 on NS's Chicago Line. Another Chicago-bound stack train heads west, with C40-8W #8418 on the point.
NS C40-9Ws #9516 and 9180 and C40-8W #8455 speed east with an intermodal. Judging by the single-stacks, this is probably headed for somewhere on the Northeast Corridor.
A Dash-9 and a Dash-8 lead a coil steel train east from the mills at Indiana Harbor.
Car 47 leads a six-car (and one trailer) South Shore train #19, making its Portage/Ogden Dunes station stop on its way to South Bend.
Sorry about the camera-focus issues here. Dusk is settling in as a manifest from the Belt Railway of Chicago heads east on NS. A Dash-9 and -8 lead the train. Check out the Seattle & North Coast boxcar!
Night has fallen, and tiny South Shore train #22 from South Bend arrives-- just two cars, #46 the leader. I boarded this train and went back to Chicago.
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