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Ex-Metra Pullmans being used elsewhere...
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April 14 On The Milwaukee West Line
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Metra chairman stepping down...
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Roosevelt Road Station
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CSS&SB to adopt GCOR.
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11th St Station..
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Subway tunnel intersection with abandoned streetcar tunnel?
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Contract awarded for new CTA cars...
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Pullman coach on the MD-N
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North Western Station light engine moves
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Rock Island left-handed running
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What is an F40C?
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Metra Electic 8 car train
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Extra trains for Sox home opener
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GPS Train Control for the Rock Island
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Anatomy of an Auto Commuter
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Seeking financial assistance for new commuter cars...
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The rising cost of fuel...
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Employment
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Cabs 8447 and 8449 on Milw/NCS?
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Yellow Line going from overhead wires to third rail
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Cab Car operations on ABC Primetime live...
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Conductor punches
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NICTD to acquire old Metra Electric Highliners?
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Hot Spots in Metra territory
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Metra F40c the most miss units on metra
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The Pound!
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Seeking nice watering hole on UP/N
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New Photos
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One railroad, two lines light years apart.
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CTA strike?
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freight derailment interrupting Milwaukee West (Mon 6 Mar)
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Metra employee killed?
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Wisconsin and commuter rail
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UP-W train 63 on 3/5...
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611 & 614
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Metra operating in NICTD part of Randolph St this March 5th
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