Memphis to left - Matteson METRA station ahead - Chicago to right Memphis to left - Matteson METRA station ahead - Chicago to right Matteston METRA station platform is in the middle of this picture. The bridge over the entrance to the Matteson METRA station is near the right edge of this photograph. A few cars in the Park Forest commuter parking lot can be seen on the right edge also. Matteston METRA station platform is in the middle of this picture. The bridge over the entrance to the Matteson METRA station is near the right edge of this photograph. A few cars in the Park Forest commuter parking lot can be seen on the right edge also. Sound control barrier in the foreground with lower wye tracks leading off to the left (Indiana) and right (Joliet). Former EJ&E track runs from left to right just behind orange fencing. Sound control barrier in the foreground with lower wye tracks leading off to the left (Indiana) and right (Joliet). Former EJ&E track runs from left to right just behind orange fencing.
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Looking west from railfan viewing area - the upper wye Former Illinois Central Rail Road tracks run left to right. Memphis is to the left, the Matteson METRA station is straight ahead, and the tracks to Chicago go off to the right.
Looking west from railfan viewing area - upper wye Matteston METRA station platform is in the middle of this picture. The bridge over the entrance to the Matteson METRA station is near the right edge of this photograph. A few cars in the Park Forest commuter parking lot can be seen on the right edge also.
Looking south from railfan viewing area - lower wye Sound control barrier in the foreground with lower wye tracks leading off to the left (Indiana) and right (Joliet). Former EJ&E track runs from left to right just behind orange fencing.
Park Forest METRA commuter parking lot is on the right and the Old Plank Road Trail (OPRT) runs along the edge of the parking lot.
Train viewing platform and site overview 
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Old Plank Road Trail
A 22-mile recreation and nature trail in northeastern Illinois