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$100 Monthly Extended thru 2023
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Was there commuter trains on the B&O.C&EI and the Erie?
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"American European Express" Sign at CUS
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new 7000-series railcars for CTA?
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A good example of when people speak Metra listens
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Need current South Shore Bicycle policy for fall ride
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Rebuilt SD70MACH orders
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Metra BNSF Line Questions
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Fatality Incidents
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Arlington Park
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Possible Strike And METRA
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Alstom Coradia Multilevel Coaches
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NICTD Double Track Project
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GO Transit at Bensenville IL, 1992
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CTA wraps 5000 series cars in heritage schemes
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Fatal Incident: Clarendon Hills
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Amtrak MEGA application
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METRA wants to be a Common Carrier, Working Passengers and Freight
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NICTD's New Diesel Paint
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Metra STB Filing Opposes CP/KCS Merger
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Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance
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Rule 6.30
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BNSF: Temporary service reduction to prioritize freight traffic?
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Metra issues RFP for F40 battery conversions
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CTA Red-Purple Bypass
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CTA Historical Calendar 2022
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METRA trying to get additional info on CP/KCS Merger From STB
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Outlying yards: Less is more?
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Extending These Former Lines
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South Shore Line Ticketing
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South Shore Line “Mask Optional” Cars
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Oldest Passenger Cars Still In Use
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US District Court Decision in METRA v UP
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South Shore East Chicago Bypass
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South Shore Line Track Use
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METRA Electric Line to University Park
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L Mileage
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Metra adding service to three more routes
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Passed Without Comment
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Penalty For Progress - PTC
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Vanshnookenraggen's Chicago Track Map
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History of Chicago Commuter rail.
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METRA sues UP over fare collections
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Ticket office closing
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CTA Awards 7000 Series Contract to CSR
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F59PHI’s
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owl service Blue Line O'Hare to Rosemont
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NICTD 1000 (grey ghost)
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Metra and UP POS Agreement Changes
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Distances on L Lines
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New Cars and units
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75th Street CIP
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For GBN: Last Metra/CMStP&P Engineer retires
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South Shore delays
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Metra vs. Amtrak: Union Station Operating Agreement
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a question in these corona virus times
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Who owns Canal St. crossing north of CUS
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Metra MP36PH-3C 402 State of Illinois
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An argument against "parking lot" stations...
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Pink line: Trapped in a gap...
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Metra receives 7 new coaches
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O'Hare Transfer (Metra) people mover extension
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PTC test train?
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First impressions of the L from mook in Baltimore
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Things to come? Brown/Orange through-route
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Field trips on metra
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Two questions
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Metra UP-W Improvement Project
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Metra/UP moves to coach yard and M19A
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Heritage Locomotive Honors Advent of Diesel Era on the BNSF
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BNSF: From "The Tiffany" to "Problematic"
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More Metra Riding
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Grade Crossing Hotlines
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When CTA trains stall at a junction...
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