Trains Photo Contest 2020 winners: In the City

Photo contest winners show their “In the City” pics
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David Dupuis

Grand Prize

This photograph captures the grandeur of Chicago Transit Authority’s rail system, while also capturing the ingenuity of its integration into Chicagoan infrastructure. The winding, elevated track is commonplace across the “L,” enabling trains to dodge skyscrapers and breeze over notoriously congested streets, creating incredible photo ops. The CTA’s Holiday Train navigates the S-curve above Hubbard Street, joining with Wells Street, as it makes its southbound approach into Merchandise Mart station, its final intermediate stop before hitting the Loop on Dec. 4, 2019.
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And now for something completely different! After going West to wide-open spaces in 2019, we beat feet to urbanesque locations with 2020’s contest, “In the City.” From twinkling metropolitans to confines of yards and station platforms, 195 photographers delivered 483 images, making our task to find the best particularly difficult this year. Our eight winners appear here. We hope you like these magnificent metropolitan masterpieces!

Our 2021 Photo Contest announcement and rules are online here.
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