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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
by MetraF40C607  - 
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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
by Tadman  - 
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Can anyone shed light on this roundhouse?
by ryanbytes  - 
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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
by ohioriverrailway  - 
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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)
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
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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
by Tadman  - 
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 by Tadman
 
Loop 'L' station renovation, modernization, consolidation
by orulz  - 
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Pink line L structure question
by BuddSilverliner269  - 
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St Charles Railroadiana Shows
by mikepierce  - 
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Western Avenue Track 3 westbound trains
by lstone19  - 
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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
by CSS&SB702  - 
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Scrapping CSL "red rattlers" - photo
by Otto Vondrak  - 
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Should Metra reroute HC to go to Plainfield?
by Jenner  - 
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 by EJ&ESDM809
 
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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 by Pacific 2-3-1
 
Metra predecessors question
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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 by Mackensen
 
Nat'l Train Day in Chicago
by Tadman  - 
0 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
O'Hare High Speed Rail
by Tadman  - 
10 Replies 
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 by electricron
 
Red Line Extension
by Tadman  - 
8 Replies 
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 by buddah
 
2011 IRM Snowflake Special Is Sold Out
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
26 Replies 
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 by MACTRAXX
 
South Shore headlines possible NIRPC 2040 projects
by justalurker66  - 
4 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Metra Extra/Modified Schedules
by MetraBNSF  - 
203 Replies 
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CSS/Amtrak crossing in MC
by Tadman  - 
10 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Historical operations at Kensington...
by doepack  - 
1 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Trolley Tunnel
by Zanperk  - 
0 Replies 
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 by Zanperk
 
Milwaukee West operations puzzle
by lstone19  - 
7 Replies 
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 by lstone19
 
BNSF: 11 cars aren't enough?
by MetraBNSF  - 
5 Replies 
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 by MetraBNSF
 
IRM Snowflake Filling Up Fast
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
3 Replies 
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 by byte
 
NICTD 2010 Temporary Weekend Construction Outages
by justalurker66  - 
57 Replies 
 6239 Views
 by justalurker66
 
CSS Orange cars - On C&IM Too!
by Tadman  - 
10 Replies 
 2821 Views
 by lstone19
 
2011 IRM Snowflake Special Tickets Available
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
13 Replies 
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 by Chicagopcclcars
 
Metra Related CREATE Projects
by justalurker66  - 
15 Replies 
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 by metraRI
 
South Chicago Yard
by Tadman  - 
10 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Milwaukee West deadhead runs
by lstone19  - 
7 Replies 
 1564 Views
 by EricL
 
Passing of Metra Engineer and RR.net Member
by metraRI  - 
6 Replies 
 1728 Views
 by F40CFan
 
"Blinker" Doors
by F40CFan  - 
14 Replies 
 5563 Views
 by Tom6921
 
Metra Names New Chief Executive Officer
by metraRI  - 
1 Replies 
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 by CHTT1
 
Interesting Video of NICTD Simulator
by jb9152  - 
3 Replies 
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 by jb9152
 
CTA Heads Up...Actually Several "Heads Ups"
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
5 Replies 
 1480 Views
 by byte
 
Metra BNSF Deadhead Moves
by railroadziggy  - 
7 Replies 
 1450 Views
 by railroadziggy
 
Bus service to steal NICTD customers?
by buddah  - 
17 Replies 
 4922 Views
 by do.right.today
 
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