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
I feel as some of the most in-touch and informed fans and employees of CSS/NICTD, we should generate a railfan's moniker for the 700-class. Suggestions could include

  by CSS&SB702
We just called them the 700s or boxcabs. :wink:

  by PRRGuy
I always felt the steeplecabs were more like "toasters"

  by dinwitty
never had a catchy tune like Little Joe

since their former NYC R-2's, could they be R2D2's?



like I know the joes better as "Joe" than the 800 class...
I just know the 700's as 700