The Gregarious Railfan
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
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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