The Gregarious Railfan
Cary, IL  60013  (population, 17,965 (2017))                

GPS:  N 42.20916, W 88.24156   Google Map

Scanner:  UP Harvard (?) Sub 161.31   

Railroads:   Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line  

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)

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   
Cary, IL  Wikipedia   
Cary, IL  Metra   
.              Nighttime Railfanning in Cary, IL on 1-7-16   
Cary Metra Station
Tracks Bar and Grill