Three 2020 Calendars from McMillan Publications are now available: Santa Fe, BNSF and Rio Grande. The CSX, Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern will be available about Labor Day.

INSIDE THE ZEPHYR PIT

DVD: $19.95 USD

Chicago's Metra commuter train service boasts a 97% on-time record. To maintain that kind of performance day in and day out, top-notch maintenance of the equipment is an absolute necessity. Keep the coaches and locomotives in the best condition is the responsibility of the BNSF's 14th Street maintenance facility in Chicago, known as the Zephyr Pit. Visit this interesting repair area and see what's done there. List price $24.95, 28 minutes. Posted 12-2-07.