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411 to stay on MILW and 422 is coming to the Rock
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Metra commuter train derails in Chicago, two dead - 9/17
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Any Metra Employees On This Board?
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derailment on RI line
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CMV
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pedestrian vs. train incident in Cicero
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3200's in Color
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South Bend: Can it support a SS extension or LRT?
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2005 Historic 'L' Station Tour - 16 Oct 2005
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"Gritty Palace" @ 47th Street
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UP-NW 622: Brain cramp in the scheduling dept...
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SBT article: South Shore use soars
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F40C retirement dates
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Anyone know where 611 is?
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Best floor lamp....ever
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CTA post-Katrina ads
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Station Improvements Outside New Start Projects
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Pedestrian Incident at Riverside
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We Have A Visual On The F40C's!
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Information please.
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operating procedures on the BNSF
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Waited for HC Train #19 but it never came.... Amtrak Fire
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A Place To Bash The MP36's
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1253 Canceled
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Why did the SWS/HC stop being serviced at Western?
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Bikes on trains: An amusing article...
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Street running in Michigan City
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Village of Hanover Park
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IHB SD20 #2921
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My Horrible Metra Trip
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MP36's... unwanted stepchildren?
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Pedestrian incident at Lombard on UP-W...
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614 out for a run
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Is the MP36's reliability less then the P42's?
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New commuter schedules...
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South Shore Trainwatching, POST events in London.
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RTAMS
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RTAMS
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Little Joes
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Metra Electric passengers: Good news, and bad news...
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$286.4 Billion Highway and Mass Transit Bill
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8/3/05 Train 1237 delayed due to air brake problems
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New Metra Group
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Interesting tidbit about the Route 59 station
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South Shore "Freights vs. Light Engines" on Street
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HLCX
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South shore heritage group
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Css on Csx
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New Parking Garage at Joliet
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Heavy security presence today - any particular reason?
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longer trains
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205 and it's horn (AGAIN!)
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Are the F40C gone?
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Attention Midwesterners: Your last chance to see F-units
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MP36 insights
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Rebuilt Locos
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Beauty and ugly reality
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Communications to Passengers
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8477 Gets K3
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question re Orange Line
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no railfanwindow on the cta??
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BURLINGTON
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South Shore and Electric locomotives
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"Pedestrian Incident" on BNSF line last night
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No extra service for the fireworks show at the Taste on 7/3?
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MP36 411 & RI Power
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Metra number 1 to run on South Chicago line Sunday 6/19
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Ok so what is it? yes or no u cant take photo
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F40Cs active again?
by Amedeus  - 
8 Replies 
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Budd cars on the Blue line...
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Electrical power for the train
by Amedeus  - 
5 Replies 
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just wondering...
by orangeline  - 
1 Replies 
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HC service for the 7/3 fireworks...
by doepack  - 
6 Replies 
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8500's have taken over BNSF
by Amtrak31  - 
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annoucments entering termnal stations on the cta
by ctaman34  - 
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What are the CTA subway plans for Block 37 when it opens.
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Metra Coach 7700 and C&NW Bilevels
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Metra Site
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2 Replies 
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21st Street Draw Bridge Problems
by metraRI  - 
4 Replies 
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First impressions from a visitor...
by octr202  - 
1 Replies 
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Was the Chicago subway based on NYC Subway designs?
by rail10  - 
10 Replies 
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Service cuts that will not happen July 17th
by JamesT4  - 
16 Replies 
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New Stations
by Tadman  - 
2 Replies 
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MOW 1
by PRRGuy  - 
3 Replies 
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New Line Car Pix?
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Metra to Galesburg Rail days
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HC @ Joliet Union Station
by metraRI  - 
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New Rock Island District Signal System??
by metraRI  - 
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Gary Question.
by espeefoamer  - 
4 Replies 
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Deval: End of an era...
by doepack  - 
5 Replies 
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BNSF Freight Curfew NOT
by AmtrakFan  - 
3 Replies 
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single level in kyd
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Is 411 a gone forever
by burlington nothern 9903  - 
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611 & 614 Mothballed. Again!
by bones  - 
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Trackwork
by PRRGuy  - 
0 Replies 
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Metra's meet at Downers Grove
by Midwest Rail Photog 89  - 
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New L cars?
by orangeline  - 
4 Replies 
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 by MikeF
 
F40PHM-2's on lines other than BNSF and RI
by MetraBNSF  - 
3 Replies 
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F9s and private cars over MILW-N on 21 May 2005
by meh  - 
11 Replies 
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