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Corn. Always corn.
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CTA and Metra service to baseball games
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Too many fat people on the 3:45 yesterday afternoon
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NICTD: $15 Million to move track in South Bend
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Quiet cars...
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5000-series cars
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Mr. Satellite (automated on-board announcements)
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North Shore Line: Last Timetable?
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String of 3200s At Harlem/Lake
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McCormick Place Station
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Extending the existing CTA system (realistic future?)
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Regenerative braking on CSS/ME
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IRM 2012 IRM Snowflake Charter, Calendar Check
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Advice on railfanning El
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CTA Circle Line Alternative
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Using the stinger on CTA - why?
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Dave's Annual "L" Charter, June 26
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A B C signs on South Shore Train
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New Metra and South Shore Gallery MUs.
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Late 1980s on South Shore question
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Great Vintage Chicago Photos
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For your Chicago transit fan enjoyment.
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NICTD: Higher Fares Possible, no stops at Kensington
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signal transfer on chicago transit
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L signal with lunar indications?
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Metra tenant WSOR bought by WATCO
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Looking for info on this rail yard
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"Did the CTA and Metra save Chicago?"
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Question about history of Clybourn Station (Metra)
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Professing your love for F40C
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CSS motor 900 1960 failure and retirement
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75th Street Corridor Improvement Project
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Metra tracks coming into Union Station from the north.
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Chicago Tunnel Company
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Car vs Train snarls evening peak on NICTD
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Are 10-car-long Rapid Transit trains possible?
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Relationship of Metra and the host railroads
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Metra F40PH Rebuild Program
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Does the CTA use ATCS anywhere?
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Grade crossings on CTA "L"
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Profile on new CEO of South Shore Freight
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Can anyone shed light on this roundhouse?
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Never a good time to steal steel from NICTD
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SBTrib Today: Snowed-In CLS&SB Car
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Anyone Here Monitor YAHOO Chicago Transit Group.
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Englewood Flyover Moves Ahead
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Gary South Shore Station Replacement Options
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South Shore covered hopper
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No more K5's on 8400 cab cars?
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Local roads - Michigan City to South Bend
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Metra Electric DMB Concert Performance
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Where are they now?
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Existing South Shore Orange cars
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GMTX locomotives at Carroll Ave (South Shore Line)
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Chi Trib: $225k consultant for Metra
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HO SCALE NICTD 16 FOR SALE
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CTA Station on the way to Ohare
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Chicago "L" Skip Stop, Why it did not work?
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If NYC can do it then Combining Chicagos Commuter Train stat
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Idea for IRM's CNW bilevel set
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Time For "Same Old"...Fare Increases, Service Cuts
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Chicago Commuter History Question
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UP commuter control
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Trainman leaving mid-trip
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"Free Enterprise" Buses?
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Caboose Fire - CSS Burnham Yard
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Fatal Grade X-ing Incident Oak Forest (Rock Island)
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Rock Island Line/Metra Electric question
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UP Northline dispatching question
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NICTd mow 1 ???
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CSS 2001 with K5LA?
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Metropolitan "L" Route Description
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Metra Commentary from a visitor
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Switch installation
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Station quiz
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Quinn Signs Bill for Wi-Fi, Universal Fare Card
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Increased Metra Security
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Sandwiched Locomotive
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CB&Q Coaches under tarps
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CUS/BN pic - questions
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Loop 'L' station renovation, modernization, consolidation
by orulz  - 
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Pink line L structure question
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St Charles Railroadiana Shows
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Western Avenue Track 3 westbound trains
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Odd trains at Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL
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Colored lights on indicator boards
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Photographing the SouthShore in Michigan City
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Bay window cabooses
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Scrapping CSL "red rattlers" - photo
by Otto Vondrak  - 
8 Replies 
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Should Metra reroute HC to go to Plainfield?
by Jenner  - 
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Early in the AM does not make up for late the previous PM
by lstone19  - 
1 Replies 
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 by doepack
 
Why is my commuter rail so slow?
by tuna  - 
33 Replies 
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 by EricL
 
I rode the 5000's today!
by Tadman  - 
8 Replies 
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 by tommyboy6181
 
Big Chicago Find - Historic GCT Station and NW Station Signs
by Tadman  - 
3 Replies 
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 by lstone19
 
Brown Line Splits Switch 4/19 AM
by Tadman  - 
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