An Evening in Hinsdale

The evening of May 6th earlier this year found me in Chicago waiting to start a photo assignment the next day. The rest of the crew was on a later flight so I decided to take an Uber from the hotel to the Hinsdale Metra Station to photograph the evening rush hour. The others would meet me there later for dinner after they landed and picked up our rental vehicle.

Hinsdale is 16.9 miles west of Union Station on the Metra BNSF line to Aurora. The track here was owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and the historically significant depot was constructed in 1899. Now enjoy 28 photos of some of the many trains I saw and photographed over a two hour period at this scenic and safe location.

If you are ever in the Hinsdale area I highly recommend spending some time here and dinner in the adjacent downtown area was great!


  1. Steve Boyko August 16, 2019 at 9:08 pm #

    This is an excellent example of how to make the most of a single location. Just Metra trains (and one Amtrak)? No problem!

    Thanks for sharing these, Ken… lots of ideas here.

  2. Zach Lybrand August 23, 2019 at 12:27 am #

    I’ll second Mr. Boyko’s comment. Restricting yourself to one location forces you to get creative and to think outside of the box a bit. Of course, having a backdrop like the immaculate Hinsdale station helps too. As always, your photography is fascinating, Mr. Fitzgerald!

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