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Chicago area Metra Corona virus adjustments
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Outlying yards: Less is more?
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new 7000-series railcars for CTA?
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Metra issues RFP for F40 battery conversions
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Metra adding service to three more routes
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South Bend Fire Department Highliner
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NICTD West Lake Line
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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 Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes
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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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South Shore Line “Mask Optional” Cars
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From the Daily Herald 31 August 2020
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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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Rebuilt SD70MACH orders
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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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NICTD's New Diesel Paint
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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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Bi-Level Dimensions
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Lollapaloza
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Brown Line Ravenswood Connector Branch
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CTA Red-Purple Bypass
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Metra F59's at the weekend
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Metra Heritage units.
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CH 5 Metra conductor stories
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Visiting the area August 3-5th, looking for help
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"Lord Randal's" Latest Wisdom
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Metra Youtube Channel...
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Tier 4 locomotives
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Panhandle abandonment in Dolton / South Holland
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Metra fares free Feb 16 & 17
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CTA Chicago "L" Tower 18 Interlocking Traffic @ Rush Hour
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ogilvie announcements!
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Metra Ticket agent
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Rondout tower Last call
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Accuracy of old C&NW Heavyweights by Con-Cor?
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Metra PD video
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NICTD New Car RFP
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RR Police
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Metra MD position light signals gone
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Status of 1978 cars
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CBS 2: A State of Disrepair
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Rock Island District Plus
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CTA Historic Cars
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Metra issues RFP for Locomotives.
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Metra MD-W incident west of Roselle
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Metra to reissue rail-car RFP
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CN blocks Metra and Emergency Vehicles
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METRA Hiliners status please
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BNSF: PM rush express train movements
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CUS track 2 OOS
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100 Years ago in Hammond, Indiana
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Metra loco names
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Metra to Elgin
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Blago's Curtain Call and Seniors Ride Free
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Splitting 1243/1251, and other BNSF ideas...
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CUS South Concourse
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ABC 7 story
by wilmette2008  - 
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Effect of "trade war" with China on CTA
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