That's What I Call Commuting
Real Stories from Conductors on Chicago's Metra Lines
By Ed Gabrielse, Mike Holinka.
Hardbound with dust jacket, 6x9", 168 pages. October 2003. New printing.
"Whiggy (an eccentric), Bull Market Johnny (master panhandler) and College Avenue Willy (a golden gloves therapist) are just some of the characters you will meet in this collection of 40 stories that really happened on the Metra Commuter Rails in the Chicago Area.
"Written jointly by a veteran conductor and a veteran passenger, these are the inside stories of what really goes on as people go from home to work and back again. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, these stories will change the way you look at the trains as the gates come down and the lights begin to flash. If you are a rider former, regular or occasional these stories will bring back a flood of memories. And even if you have never set foot on a Metra train, you will find an explosion of laughter and tears in the stories of those who ride them."