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Todd Sestero is the publisher of RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
Cary, IL 60013 (population, 17,965 (2017)) Page 2 Mini Guide
GPS: N 42.20916, W 88.24156 Google Map
Scanner: UP Harvard (?) Sub 161.31
Railroads: Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line
FRA Info: Crossing Inventory Report for UP, Main St, PDF
Description: Cary is a village located in McHenry County, in Northeastern Illinois. Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest
double track line has a station in Cary, and operates daily service to Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown
Chicago. All of the trains here are Metra trains. There is a Gazebo just across Main Street from the Cary station
next to the tracks for safe viewing of the trains.
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 54 (FRA inventory report)
Gregariousness quotient: low to medium
Breakfast: Eggville Cafe, 350 Northwest Hwy, N 42.21427, W 88.24957
Fast Food: McDonald's, 678 Northwest Hwy, N 42.21733, W 88.25583
Ice Cream: Dairy Queen, 140 Crystal St, N 42.21009, W 88.24207
Pub and Grub: The Tracks Bar & Grill, 108 W Main St N 42.20880, W 88.24171
across the street from the Metra station.
Lodging: Super 8, 577 Crystal Point Rd, Crystal Lake, N 42.22499, W 88.31224
Visitor Info: Cary, IL Trip advisor
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