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Ogilvie platforms off limits for pics.
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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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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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CTA considers corporate sponsorship
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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?!
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CSSSB Double Track CTC project.
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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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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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416's return
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South Shore cars outside at IRM 9/18
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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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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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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
by PRRGuy  - 
2 Replies 
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Css on Csx
by PRRGuy  - 
6 Replies 
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New Parking Garage at Joliet
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3 Replies 
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Heavy security presence today - any particular reason?
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1 Replies 
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longer trains
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205 and it's horn (AGAIN!)
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Are the F40C gone?
by AmtrakFan  - 
12 Replies 
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Attention Midwesterners: Your last chance to see F-units
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MP36 insights
by Tadman  - 
20 Replies 
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Rebuilt Locos
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1 Replies 
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Beauty and ugly reality
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Communications to Passengers
by F40CFan  - 
18 Replies 
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8477 Gets K3
by metraRI  - 
8 Replies 
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question re Orange Line
by orangeline  - 
3 Replies 
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no railfanwindow on the cta??
by ctaman34  - 
9 Replies 
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BURLINGTON
by orangeline  - 
9 Replies 
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