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Obscure: Erie commuter service to Rochester, Indiana
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I thought this was interesting... then realized it wasn't!
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F40PH Questions
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CTA 4000's at CSS Shops
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MP36s Engine Conditions
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R.I.P. 67th St. Tower...
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South Shore Double Decker Cars
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MDW to Fairmont
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Cancelling the Dummy to Valpo
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UP OCS Special on South Shore - 8/25
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Orange Handles under CTA cars
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New UP North schedule (again)...
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CTA: Left or right?
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Nightly Subway Inspections?
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South Shore getting shocked by electricity costs
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Orange Rattlers to move from East Chicago to East Troy
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New Electric District Railcars
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Unpublished extras...
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New York Central commuter trains to Englwood, Chesterton
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BNSF deadheads
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Comparison IC 1971 vs Metra Electric Today
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CTA Bus & Rail Map RE South Shore Line Interurban
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Looking for pictures of Metra SW1200 #3...
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Suburban Chicago Residents Favor More Mass Transit Spending
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Firefighter killed in car-train accident - 6/30
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Now Running: SWS Saturday Service
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Some thoughts on METRA fares...
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Metra lines
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Hawks Win!
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An Invite To David's Private "L" Charter 6/27
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Ballast Work on RI
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Upcoming BNSF schedule tweakage...
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The horns of Metra
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2010 Snowflake Special fantrip: Sunday, March 28th
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CTA routing question
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Original 1982 fleet undergoing repairs
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Metra hiring conductors?
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Metra Executive Director Commits Suicide
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Is Metra Falling Apart?
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To the Racetrack!
by JohnD1  - 
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question about the new 5000-series cars
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Need location help please!
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First Shots of 5000s Testing
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Chicago/Milwaukee traction model railroad
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Does anyone make CSS&SB line poles in HO scale?
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Delay due to mechanical failure?
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Metra's 'New' Site
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Entire UP NW Line a Quiet Zone??
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Guesstimate... on the MED.
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Harvard Long-Term Parking?
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I ride the odd couple 3200's now!
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Two Different Heralds
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Great Hobby Shop off MD-N
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Trip Report and Musings - 4/27/2010
by Tadman  - 
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VIDEO Posted New CTA AC 5000 L Cars
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
10 Replies 
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New 300 Bi-Levels to be produced.
by jlaroccoii  - 
31 Replies 
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Blue lights on sticks
by Passenger  - 
3 Replies 
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