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CTA signal blocks and speed limits
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First time for everything - Kensington
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Magazine Articles
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Right in my backyard
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Utah Frontrunner Metra Cars Getting Truck Work
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Rock Island Derailment- 9/17/05
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Eastern service limit of CSS freights
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Green Line Derailment
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Metra at Franklin Park Railroad Daze?
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CSS 206
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Terminal capacity...
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Automatic Train Stop
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More orders for MP36's...outside of Metra
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Stations/routes with bizarre rush hour scheduling...
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Rebuilt Edens & Brown = Less riders on UP/N?
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Truck Crashed into the Cermak-Chinatown Station
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Park & Ride to Wrigley?
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SW1 #601
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Gary Southshore Railcats
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FRA On Metra
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CTA Scanner Freqs
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Randolph Street Station
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Inside the BNSF machine...
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SWS relocation -- better connector?
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April 2008 On the Bi-Level highlights
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F40 Exterior Lights
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Finally, a Metra station at Sox Park...
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power supply
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Atlas Trainman Gp38-2 in CSS Paint...
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Why no United Center Pink Line stop?
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Metra Capital Plans Overview
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RENAMING THE LINES WITH COLORS
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CTA interview
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Official Centenial Celebration - Shops Tour
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Metra Using VRE Cars.....and radio channel question....
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Amtrak on South Shore
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Orange Brown Paint Scheme and two F40Cs
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When did Metra begin printing its own timetables?
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54/Cermak Blue Line to be Discontinued
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Name of the font
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Cheap Hotels near a Metra station
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Weekend Passes being Discontuined?
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Frontrunner Metra "Consist"
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Cragin and Hermosa: A brief history...
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CSS&SB decals
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Interesting Equipment Move
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Free rides for seniors...
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lengths of Metra cars
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Railfanning the UP-W
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May be relocating to Chicago - need some help (not OT)
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Naperville signal bridges...
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Red Line Reduction, & Weekend Yellow Line Service
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Running short/Outlying yard moves
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Darwin Awards - In My Front Yard
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accident E of M City
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Red and Brown paint scheme
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Amtrak Detours
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New Display Boards @ Downtown Terminals... Finally
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BNSF: Too many on 1243, not enough on 1373...
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Video of Chicago Metra train smashing a car
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A different voice...
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Video of Jan 28, 2008 Metra accident in Hinsdale
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Freight trains on Metra UP Northwest line
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Bells and whistles for the new 5000s...
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Help Needed - How To Ride All Lines In Shortest Time?
by frankgaron2  - 
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Speed Restrictions
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2233 and 2235 Side-by-Side Through Spaulding
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602, 614, and 616: The daily Crystal Lake dance...
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Blue Line slow orders
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Signal Switch
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question about the Carroll NKP interchange
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HO CSS&SB decals for bay window caboose
by ge6000  - 
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On time performance analysis...
by doepack  - 
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A song for you all!
by MetraF40C607  - 
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2008 CTA Calendar
by arnstg  - 
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UP employee killed at Waukegan yard...
by doepack  - 
0 Replies 
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Classlights on Metra's Highlinern
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Your train is cancelled...
by doepack  - 
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A very short train...
by doepack  - 
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signals
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Another MP bites the dust
by F40CFan  - 
86 Replies 
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Metra Olgivie train in CUS?
by zmuzak  - 
4 Replies 
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Out with the old...
by doepack  - 
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Sunrise Express
by MetraBNSF  - 
3 Replies 
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Holiday Train
by PRRGuy  - 
5 Replies 
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Photo tribute to the BN E9's...
by doepack  - 
2 Replies 
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Does a connection to downtown South Bend make sense?
by CHIP72  - 
5 Replies 
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airport
by rail10  - 
3 Replies 
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Miller Accident Today (12/5/07)
by Tadman  - 
4 Replies 
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Latest MP36 Scheme...
by metraRI  - 
6 Replies 
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 by Cameo
 
"No gambling permitted on CTA trains"
by CHIP72  - 
8 Replies 
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 by JamesT4
 
CSS&SB Vol 2 from Morning Sun
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1 Replies 
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 by railohio
 
Exposing corruption at Metra
by Metra Employee  - 
5 Replies 
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Metra leasing equipment... to Amtrak?
by doepack  - 
10 Replies 
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Santa Safety Train
by bratts29  - 
1 Replies 
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 by doepack
 
Why is there only one express line in Chicago???
by wanderer34  - 
15 Replies 
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Does anyone know where I can find a picture of the SW1200?
by Blutorse4792  - 
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Station Ridership Analysis
by MetraBNSF  - 
5 Replies 
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 by ne plus ultra
 
No more Weekend Pass & Sunday Service?
by metraRI  - 
13 Replies 
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 by CHIP72
 
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