Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by Tadman
 
Last week, the Chicago Rail Superintendent Association chartered IP's train from LaSalle station to Bureau, IL and back on the Rock Island district. Here are a few cool videos. I even heard that the train was in LaSalle station but was on my way to catch a train to Memphis and couldn't spare the time.

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  by lstone19
 
Saw that train sitting in Metra's Western Ave. yard (Milw District) one morning last week. I guess now I know where it was going.
  by justalurker66
 
I'm looking forward to the IP making regular runs to Indianapolis. Although the engines will vary, these are nice looking trains.
  by spRocket
 
I saw it roll past my office, both outbound and return. I was wondering where it was going.