Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
The area around Joliet Union Station is undergoing extensive
renovation with changes in the location and orientation of Metra and
Amtrak platforms, also parking around the area will change. I have no
ready way to obtain updates, so construction of this page is on hold.
See Map page for Map of Construction Area
I will update the description when I get a report or after the
next time I can visit.
September 2016 - I still have not returned to Joliet
Union Station Joliet, IL 60436 (population, 147,678)
GPS: N 41.52445, W 88.07999 Google map
Scanner: BNSF 160.650 , 160.830 ; CN 160.920 , 161.190 ; METRA 161.340 ;
UP 161.280 
Railroads: Union Pacific Chicago Division, Springfield Sub; Canadian National (IC) Chicago Division, Joliet Sub; BNSF
Chicago Division, Chillicothe Sub
Description: see Note: below. Waiting for my next trip to Joliet.
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 75+ (RW)
Local Breakfast: Old Fashioned Pancake House, 2202 W. Jefferson St, N 41.52207, W 88.13232
Fast Food: US-30 east N 41.52791, W 88.07215 Burger King, McDonalds, Subway
Unique Eats: Ace Drive In, 1207 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL Home-made Root Beer (seasonal) N 41.54516, W 88.11162
Local Pub and Grub: McBrides on 52, 2727 W Jefferson, N 41.52219, W 88.14905
Best Choice for Lodging: Super 8 by Joliet Mall North at I-55 N 41.57927, W 88.16732; others at Larkin Ave. by
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