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  by DutchRailnut
Fire near Clarendon Hills http://abc7chicago.com/traffic/alternat ... in/785547/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Tadman
Ha I used to ride that train about once a week. My girlfriend lived out there and it was a wicked fast way to get downtown, 30 minutes to cover 30-ish miles. Three stops only. It was just as fast as the L from my house in the city. Now we live in a north neighborhood that takes forever to get downtown...

I also have a staffer that got caught in that mess today, she was more than a bit late.
  by doepack
Those F40PHM-2 Winnebago rebuilds can't start soon enough...
  by TrainManUPRR
doepack wrote:Those F40PHM-2 Winnebago rebuilds can't start soon enough...
And you can just imagine how bad 174-184 are, they run even worse than the Winnies!!
  by Gilbert B Norman
Oh well, everybody here gets to see my tax $$$$ at work.
  by MetraBNSF
The 194 seems to be one of the faster Winnebagos. Might as well send that one down for rebuild.