Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by MetraBNSF
Did a little Google searching and came upon an online magazine that's presumably given to BNSF employees. This is from 2010 and it gets into BNSF operated commuter service in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. There's information that most of us already know, but there's also some very good insight that goes into how a Class I railroad can successfully operate a commuter service.

http://www.bnsf.com/employees/communica ... 201011.pdf
  by doepack
Good stuff, thanks. Hard to believe Sounder's been around for 10 years already...
  by Engineer Spike
I used to work in BNSF's Chicago Suburban Service. It was a top rate operation.