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Train car lengths
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South Shore museum donation
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Wireless Internet
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Wifi Trial coming to CSS&SB
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METX210...Some Thoughts
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Green Line Relocation
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CTA, Pace Bus Thread
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Grade Crossings
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HO Scale Highliner Models from IHP
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Pedestrian Crosswalk Removal
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Models of NICTD CSS&SB
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Interesting sighting today...
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A look at the other modified schedules...
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Accident investigations taking too long?
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clear your cookies, then login
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SWS, NCS, UP-W New Start Schedules Released
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Big News: Future Metra Station
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Frosty's
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Service start dates for New Start Projects
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1100 history
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UP-W train 519 on 12/25... a waste?
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11st street station kit
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SouthShore Freight - If you haven't seen it yet ...
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12 car extra
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Pedestrian vs. Express Train in La Grange
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Heritage Corridor sets...
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Need shots of low-level exit path markings in gallery cars
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The old LINE-CAR in Michigan City? Question
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New York Central returns to LaSalle Station (kinda...)
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Alternate bilevel design for Metra?
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Getting re-acquainted with the Rock...
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West Lake Corridor weblink
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"U.S. tells Metra to reinstate engineers"
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Awesome fall colors...
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Ogilvie platforms off limits for pics.
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railfanning about
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Metra Makes Change to BNSF Railway
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What is taking so long for 8542 to be repaired?
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CTA and the White Sox
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Accident near hudson lake.
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Would this be possible to have more bike Capacity?
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Another schedule glitch...
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Bikes on trains now year-round
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181 leading a 10 Car Express alone
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Horn Replacements
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Metra Sgt detains me and my cousin for taking photos.
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100 blew its turbo 9/30
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geep dynamic brakes
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More problems on RI and other news...
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CTA considers corporate sponsorship
by metrarider  - 
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Metra fuel usage stats
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Frieght trains using Metra's Rock Island line
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Over-reaction here, or "hard-headed" employees?!
by Jim Greenwood  - 
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CSSSB Double Track CTC project.
by Alcochaser  - 
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Locomotives of the South Shore
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CSS&SB cars at East Troy
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Metra came to my school today September 30th
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UP Bussing on certaint days for ALL TRAINS
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MP36 #411 Heading East!!
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422 On The Rock
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12 Replies 
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Metra Electric
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looking for photos of GP-7 1508
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LINE CAR MOVES!
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Street running in East Chicago and South Bend
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411
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3 Replies 
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416's return
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