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CLASSIC METRA C&NW cars!!
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Chicago Trip-November 2012
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Metra Ryder Cup service
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Open Unattended Stations
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Metra soot problems, electrification possibilities
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Metra Heritage line Joliet storage
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UP livery old passenger cars like new
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Stealth dispatching (MD-W confusion 6/16)
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That siding on the south bound side just south of Armitage
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Guten MORGAN, Chicago!
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NATO Summit costs NICTD $100k
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Chicago Union Station underground taxi stands
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Former Rock Island Commuter Trains
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Future of Joliet
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Turning South Shore and MED trains
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A little fun, French-style.
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Suburban commuter sues Metra over unused rides
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Slightly OT: The Great Train Story
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NICTD Signals - WTF?
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CTA Historic Cars 4271/4272 On Display Apr. 28
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NICTD South Shore Changes 2012
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What is that structure just south of Clybourn station?
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Taking pictures at Joliet
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Abandoned junction at 83rd Street?
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NICTD 2011 Temporary Weekend Construction Outages
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Skokie Swift gets a new station...
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$tarbucks@North/Clybourn Red Line
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2247 takes the Bloomingdale
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South Shore Interchange with CSX(B&O)
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Electircal outlets?
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South Shore Freight in monster CSX derailment - Miller
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CTA 2153-2154 (2000s) at IRM
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NCS #120 hits, kills pedestrian
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2012 IRM Snowflake Special CTA Charter Announced
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