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National Railroads Strike in September?
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South Shore - Yellow Conductor briefcase
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2013 CTA Holiday Train
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The tracks from Union Station just north of Lake Street
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Lake Street tower has passed on...
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NICTD Work at Dune Park
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NICTD rider survey
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metra milwaukee district
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Ventra Musings and Comparison
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Are there toilets on Metra locos?
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Gary Airport Railroad Modification Thread
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Seen today: Metra Air Quality Checking
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Blue Line UIC destination?
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CTA Red Line 5 Month Shutdown(Begins May 19th)
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How about a Heritage Fleet.
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Private Car 555
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MD-W Roselle Speed Restriction
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CTA does the right thing in the face of ...
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RTA agencies could save in joint procurements
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CSS cars in Chesterton
by Tadman  - 
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Metra Gallery Cars: Is there something BETTER?
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
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Canal Street - MP 468.3
by lstone19  - 
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Is Filming on CTA Property Prohibited?
by Metra210  - 
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Gary Union Station
by Otto Vondrak  - 
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IC Park Forest station featured in Shorpy today
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UP engine on the UP-North
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Photographing Metra Elect/South Shore and CN
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Park Forest railfan site to open Saturday
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F40PHM-2 questions
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Jefferson Park METRA: Vestigial structures (or something)
by Passenger  - 
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Why No Bombardier 5000 Deliveries?
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CTA Locomotives
by Deval  - 
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Gary Indiana 5th Avenue Streetcar Remenants
by justalurker66  - 
2 Replies 
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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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Joliet question...
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Milwaukee Road's Chicago commuter trains
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The Reason(s) For Doubleheading
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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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Odd sighting at CUS-N
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Need four Metra bilevel trucks?
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CUS North Approach Track Numbers
by lstone19  - 
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Armitage CTA Derailment - 5/9/13
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New rolling stock plant at Rochelle
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UP Biz train at Ogilvie
by Tadman  - 
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Rapid Transit series 2600's & 3200's getting cameras
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Fatal Incident - BNSF West Hinsdale
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
14 Replies 
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Catenary air gaps?
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9 Replies 
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CTA Express Service
by Tadman  - 
21 Replies 
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"Ravenswoods" rerouted through State Street Subway
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
15 Replies 
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Saw an MTA North train in Wheaton, IL today
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DEVAL IS GONE!
by zmuzak  - 
17 Replies 
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Great Lakes Metra station
by wilmette2008  - 
6 Replies 
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CTA Moves Antique Cincinnati Cars
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
10 Replies 
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CTA 5000 Update
by Tadman  - 
67 Replies 
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Parking $ Fees at Metra Stations?
by gaspeamtrak  - 
3 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
CSS Freight - East End
by Tadman  - 
3 Replies 
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 by JLJ061
 
Valpo Commuter Trains
by AmtrakFan  - 
26 Replies 
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 by spatcher
 
NICTD takeover?
by railroaddumdum49  - 
4 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Illinois to lead Corridor Power purchase
by Tadman  - 
6 Replies 
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 by SlowFreight
 
New Torrance Bridge on South Shore
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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 by JLJ061
 
On board Metra Sales
by wilmette2008  - 
17 Replies 
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 by EricL
 
1963 CERA Fantrip
by JLJ061  - 
2 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
You're going the wrong way!
by EJ&ESDM809  - 
2 Replies 
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 by metraRI
 
2013 IRM Snowflake Special on the CTA - Sunday, March 24th
by byte  - 
10 Replies 
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 by byte
 
Youtube video re-uploaded
by sparkyhero  - 
0 Replies 
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 by sparkyhero
 
Red Line on L at Chicago Ave, 2200's
by Tadman  - 
2 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
IRM's CNW bilevels need help
by c604.  - 
1 Replies 
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 by GWoodle
 
Railfaning Metra
by Bob Roberts  - 
3 Replies 
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 by Bob Roberts
 
Farewell to highliners trip?
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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 by byte
 
Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12
by Tadman  - 
12 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Inside Metra's busiest interlocking...
by doepack  - 
32 Replies 
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 by lstone19
 
Metra - Through-routed Trains
by Tadman  - 
6 Replies 
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 by AMTK347
 
Signal problems on all UP lines today
by wilmette2008  - 
3 Replies 
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 by wilmette2008
 
Union Station
by tobuadantoq  - 
16 Replies 
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 by F40CFan
 
NICTD/AMTRAK
by ohioriverrailway  - 
5 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
South Shore truck accident
by dinwitty  - 
10 Replies 
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 by dinwitty
 
Metra F40C In Joliet?
by larry84988  - 
3 Replies 
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 by F40CFan
 
Odd A-2 Routing
by lstone19  - 
2 Replies 
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 by lstone19
 
3340/3341
by ohioriverrailway  - 
5 Replies 
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 by byte
 
CTA signals
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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 by dinwitty
 
50 years of Chicago 'L' graphics...
by doepack  - 
2 Replies 
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 by ohioriverrailway
 
North Shore/South Shore in Railfan & Railroad Jan. 2013
by Otto Vondrak  - 
0 Replies 
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 by Otto Vondrak
 
Elgin-OHare Expy Approved
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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 by Milwaukee_F40C
 
Oakton/Skokie Station - Magazine Article
by Tadman  - 
11 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Metra conductor assignments
by wilmette2008  - 
7 Replies 
 3326 Views
 by metraRI
 
CTA and the concrete jungle...
by doepack  - 
1 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Metra Electric / ICG Catenary Replacement
by Tadman  - 
2 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Looking for photos of CTA 2600s being delivered
by SlowFreight  - 
13 Replies 
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 by SlowFreight
 
CTA State/Lake - painted?
by Tadman  - 
4 Replies 
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 by doepack
 
South Shore - Insull Cars retirement date?
by Otto Vondrak  - 
3 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Happy Holidays, Guys! CTA Santa train video.
by Tadman  - 
2 Replies 
 1910 Views
 by byte
 
Interesting announcements on the CTA
by tytrain  - 
2 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Metra frustrations
by lstone19  - 
18 Replies 
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 by Engineer Spike
 
Metra Light packages
by Tadman  - 
2 Replies 
 1605 Views
 by F40CFan
 
Metra Electric South Chicago Branch
by Otto Vondrak  - 
6 Replies 
 3015 Views
 by stevegaarder
 
Weird-Sounding Bell On Metra Cab Car
by Metra210  - 
4 Replies 
 2078 Views
 by EJ&ESDM809
 
CSS Gary Station - Black Sheep?
by Tadman  - 
14 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Vintage railcars to connect Dunes, visitor center?
by justalurker66  - 
5 Replies 
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 by dinwitty
 
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