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Ogilvie to Union Station
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C&NW gallery cars
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Metra cab car question
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CSS 803 Little Joe operates again
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5000 cars cause AM interference
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Rock extra question...
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South Shore - Yellow Conductor briefcase
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2013 CTA Holiday Train
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Lake Street tower has passed on...
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CTA Locomotives
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IRM CTA 2200 Charter--"Back To The 60s" VIDEO
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new L station near United Center?
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1 Replies 
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Joliet question...
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Milwaukee Road's Chicago commuter trains
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13 Replies 
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Railroad Daze
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Red Line rehab will affect 98,000 CPS students’ ...
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Signal problems at Ogilvie
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1 Replies 
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Odd sighting at CUS-N
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Need four Metra bilevel trucks?
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CUS North Approach Track Numbers
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Armitage CTA Derailment - 5/9/13
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New rolling stock plant at Rochelle
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46 Replies 
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UP Biz train at Ogilvie
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4 Replies 
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Rapid Transit series 2600's & 3200's getting cameras
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10 Replies 
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Fatal Incident - BNSF West Hinsdale
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14 Replies 
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Catenary air gaps?
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9 Replies 
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CTA Express Service
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21 Replies 
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"Ravenswoods" rerouted through State Street Subway
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15 Replies 
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Saw an MTA North train in Wheaton, IL today
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DEVAL IS GONE!
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Great Lakes Metra station
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6 Replies 
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CTA Moves Antique Cincinnati Cars
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CTA 5000 Update
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67 Replies 
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Parking $ Fees at Metra Stations?
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3 Replies 
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CSS Freight - East End
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3 Replies 
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Valpo Commuter Trains
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26 Replies 
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NICTD takeover?
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4 Replies 
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Illinois to lead Corridor Power purchase
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6 Replies 
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New Torrance Bridge on South Shore
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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On board Metra Sales
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