The scenic station setting at Highlands is a favorite place to watch trains on the former Burlington line. BN SD40-2 #7290 and cabless B30-7AB #4029 lead a westbound freight, in 1993.

Merger invasion! In 1996, Santa Fe GE Dash 8-40B #7435 leads a westbound freight through Westmont.

Amtrak's "California Zephyr", westbound from Chicago, speeds past the Downers Grove Metra station.

In 1993, a westbound BN freight past proceeds through Downers Grove.

At Naperville, BN SD40-2 #7060 and cabless B30-7AB #4100 with an eastbound stack train, in 1994. A westbound Metra commuter train meanwhile has departed, on its final leg to Aurora.

Moments later in Naperville, a westbound freight with BN GP50L #3138 and GP9 #1877.

In 1997, shortly after the BNSF merger, Burlington Northern rebuilt GP7 #1438, and Santa Fe GP39-2 #3690 lead a local freight eastbound through Aurora, on the embankment above the station.