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National Railroads Strike in September?
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Fox River Grove Train VS School Bus 20 years later.
by wilmette2008  - 
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Freight service on UP NW east of Deval Crossing ...
by Passenger  - 
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CTA Yellow Line Restoration
by Zanperk  - 
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Major Delay BNSF - HAZMAT
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
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Red-Purple Through Routing
by jackintosh11  - 
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C&NW/UP and Metra
by DT662000  - 
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Minor incident on CTA Blue Line -- What did I just see?
by Passenger  - 
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Looping the CTA Brown and Purple Lines
by TomNelligan  - 
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South Shore gets Federal Grant
by dinwitty  - 
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CTA Can Now Deliver New 5000 Series L Cars
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
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MP36 401
by Martin Baumann  - 
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 by TrainManUPRR
 
Which MD-W trains had bar cars
by lstone19  - 
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 by doepack
 
Modeling Chicago Transit
by byte  - 
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 by dinwitty
 
Metra Joliet District?
by Rockingham Racer  - 
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Metra Electric explosion
by sipes23  - 
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 by sipes23
 
Metra to Buy New Locomotives?!
by Milwaukee_F40C  - 
36 Replies 
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 by LedZeppelinFan85
 
Question about ADA compliance and the CTA
by Passenger  - 
1 Replies 
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 by Backshophoss
 
Late evening Purple Line express trial
by sipes23  - 
5 Replies 
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Metra Rock Island Beverly Branch Operating Method
by Jersey_Mike  - 
45 Replies 
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New South Shore Power
by Tadman  - 
9 Replies 
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 by Milwaukee_F40C
 
Fox Lake Commuter Parking
by John151  - 
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Yoopers Unite: the UP-North thread
by ryanch  - 
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engine fire 6/15
by DutchRailnut  - 
5 Replies 
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 by MetraBNSF
 
METRA P-S painted gallery cars: IDing the former RI group
by MACTRAXX  - 
6 Replies 
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 by TrainManUPRR
 
MARC 7900's
by mmi16  - 
23 Replies 
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 by Backshophoss
 
Metra F40C 611/614 Status
by F40CFan  - 
729 Replies 
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MC obstruction?
by dinwitty  - 
0 Replies 
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Iowa Pacific trip on Rock Island
by Tadman  - 
3 Replies 
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Metra Locomotive Question
by John151  - 
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Plainfield East Prom Train
by sipes23  - 
4 Replies 
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CN train accident delays South Shore
by dinwitty  - 
2 Replies 
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Blue Line head-on collision
by orangeline  - 
25 Replies 
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Riding one of the last South Shore Hotshots
by Tadman  - 
24 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Progress Rail to Overhaul Metra Locos
by Fan Railer  - 
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 by TrainManUPRR
 
K-9 cops on the CTA
by Passenger  - 
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Railfanning along the Racetrack
by njtmnrrbuff  - 
5 Replies 
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 by ExCon90
 
Metra Milwaukee west and new amtrak line
by johndoe780  - 
32 Replies 
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Local nomenclature
by ExCon90  - 
14 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Skokie Swift: Limited Thru Rush Hour Service
by MACTRAXX  - 
15 Replies 
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 by Literalman
 
CTA L Blue Flag - what does it mean?
by Tadman  - 
7 Replies 
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 by Milwaukee_F40C
 
Union Station approach - what is sharpest curve allowed?
by Jenner  - 
1 Replies 
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 by doepack
 
Dedicated Airport Service
by HammerJack  - 
6 Replies 
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 by ExCon90
 
Question about UP North line history (pre METRA?).
by Passenger  - 
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3200's get digital roll signs
by Tadman  - 
9 Replies 
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From the front window...
by doepack  - 
0 Replies 
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service disruption to South Bend
by dinwitty  - 
4 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
South Bend platform is shot
by Tadman  - 
12 Replies 
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CSS Coal Train derails - Michigan City
by Tadman  - 
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IC and CNW commuter services profitable in 1960s: how?
by SouthernRailway  - 
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 by ExCon90
 
Hubbard woods losing ticket agent
by wilmette2008  - 
3 Replies 
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 by ryanch
 
Morning of 11/18
by Tadman  - 
3 Replies 
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 by ohioriverrailway
 
Metra Long Term Rolling Stock Replacement Outlined
by Fan Railer  - 
8 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Goodbye Englewood, Hello CP 515 (Englewood Flyover)
by Alcochaser  - 
24 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
NICTD Gallery Car Assignment
by Jersey_Mike  - 
7 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Chicago August 5 1980
by Martin Baumann  - 
7 Replies 
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 by MACTRAXX
 
SouthWest Service Move to LaSalle Street
by MetraSouthWestServiceFan  - 
13 Replies 
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 by GWoodle
 
95th Street Station rebuild
by sipes23  - 
1 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
A-5 project
by lstone19  - 
13 Replies 
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 by dinwitty
 
Rock Island DMU Evaluation
by TrainManUPRR  - 
35 Replies 
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 by dowlingm
 
Metra's Use of Rule 6.30
by HammerJack  - 
26 Replies 
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 by Thunder
 
Gallery Cars operating to SOB, and Railfanning Advice
by njtmnrrbuff  - 
7 Replies 
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 by dinwitty
 
CTA at WORK Red Line South Reconstruction
by philipmartin  - 
0 Replies 
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 by philipmartin
 
Competitive response in 1929
by ExCon90  - 
0 Replies 
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 by ExCon90
 
Skokie Swift/North Shore Catenary-to-Third Rail
by Tadman  - 
3 Replies 
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 by dinwitty
 
Swift Posters at Oakton
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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 by ohioriverrailway
 
O'Hare Blue Line derailment.
by Tadman  - 
61 Replies 
 15733 Views
 by Milwaukee_F40C
 
First time Chicago visit
by theseaandalifesaver  - 
7 Replies 
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 by Milwaukee_F40C
 
Multiple Day Parking @ Metra Stations
by transit man  - 
3 Replies 
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 by sipes23
 
Possible trip to Macomb via Chicago
by Roadgeek Adam  - 
26 Replies 
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 by Roadgeek Adam
 
MILW leaves RTA 1982
by Tadman  - 
9 Replies 
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 by F40CFan
 
eTicket on the South Shore
by justalurker66  - 
1 Replies 
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 by BrianLM007
 
Emergency switch and oil loss on Metra locomotive
by metra209  - 
4 Replies 
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 by Thunder
 
Falling concrete at CUS
by lstone19  - 
0 Replies 
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 by lstone19
 
Pullman Galleries in Tijuana - Other Reuse
by Milwaukee_F40C  - 
1 Replies 
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 by Metra210
 
CTA 2200s: 1969-2013
by byte  - 
25 Replies 
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 by Metra210
 
The Likelihood of a New Metra Line in the Western Suburbs
by Metra210  - 
19 Replies 
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 by Thunder
 
Metra's "Pullmans" getting rehabbed
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
0 Replies 
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 by Pacific 2-3-1
 
another blue line "event"
by orangeline  - 
0 Replies 
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 by orangeline
 
Humorous Red Line Motorman Retires
by Tadman  - 
2 Replies 
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 by keithsy
 
question re Metra BNSF
by orangeline  - 
1 Replies 
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 by wda4449
 
Metra to Westin Lombard Hotel
by BAR  - 
5 Replies 
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 by BAR
 
So long RTA/CTA/Metra/Pace?
by byte  - 
11 Replies 
 3697 Views
 by justalurker66
 
Budd coaches at Blue Island?
by Tadman  - 
0 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
I Want My Cars Back
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
185 Replies 
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 by wda4449
 
Monon Obs at Roosevelt Road
by Tadman  - 
4 Replies 
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 by CarterB
 
Heritage Corridor yard change?
by lstone19  - 
3 Replies 
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 by metraRI
 
CTA Surplus Auction
by BrianLM007  - 
12 Replies 
 4891 Views
 by Milwaukee_F40C
 
Ogilvie to Union Station
by j1069  - 
3 Replies 
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 by lstone19
 
Chicago(land) Street and Transit Maps
by MACTRAXX  - 
6 Replies 
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 by fauxcelt
 
Tribune Editorial Hits Metra Performance
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
36 Replies 
 7694 Views
 by Pacific 2-3-1
 
Setting the tracks on fire...
by doepack  - 
5 Replies 
 2907 Views
 by EricL
 
Coming to Gare Ogilvie: Le Pain Quotidien
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
2 Replies 
 2582 Views
 by doepack
 
What's happening with 553
by lstone19  - 
4 Replies 
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 by lstone19
 
Yet another 'vortex'
by ohioriverrailway  - 
0 Replies 
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 by ohioriverrailway
 
Ventra: Does CTA tell Metra?
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
18 Replies 
 7240 Views
 by BrianLM007
 
C&NW gallery cars
by ExCon90  - 
2 Replies 
 2764 Views
 by ExCon90
 
Metra cab car question
by djmarco121  - 
4 Replies 
 3127 Views
 by Tadman
 
CSS 803 Little Joe operates again
by Tadman  - 
15 Replies 
 6920 Views
 by justalurker66
 
5000 cars cause AM interference
by virtualchuck  - 
8 Replies 
 3673 Views
 by Nasadowsk
 
Rock extra question...
by doepack  - 
3 Replies 
 2576 Views
 by metraRI
 
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