Metra Joliet District?

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Metra Joliet District?

Postby Rockingham Racer » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:17 pm

I've seen a reference to this, but have never heard of it. I thought everything out of LaSalle St. was the Metra Rock Island District. Is there, in fact, a Joliet District?
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Re: Metra Joliet District?

Postby TrainManUPRR » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:35 pm

There's the "Joliet Sub District" which refers to the main line between Gresham and Blue Island on the Rock. The Beverly Branch os called the "Beverly Sub District"
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Re: Metra Joliet District?

Postby Rockingham Racer » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:20 pm

TrainManUPRR wrote:There's the "Joliet Sub District" which refers to the main line between Gresham and Blue Island on the Rock. The Beverly Branch os called the "Beverly Sub District"


Then what's it called between BI and Joliet?
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Re: Metra Joliet District?

Postby TrainManUPRR » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:32 pm

The entire main line is technically the "Rock Island- Joliet Sub District", and the branch is the "Beverly Sub District", but usually only the portion of the main from Gresham to BI is referred to as the "Joliet Sub District" to differentiate it from the branch.

No reason to use a special name for BI-Joliet because that's the only track there.
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Re: Metra Joliet District?

Postby Rockingham Racer » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:57 am

Thanks for clearing up my confusion.
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