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 CSS803
Does anyone know the story behind the blue switcher next to css 2001 and behind the caboose?
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  by PRRGuy
It was supposed to be used for the MOW trains until NICTD found out it couldn't pull the 8 loaded stone hoppers plus the tie flats. It was sold off at auction a couple years ago and the Grain Elevator in New Carlisle bought it and uses it for moving grain hoppers around.
  by justalurker66
Yep. It is still painted the same ... not in storage just pushing cars around in their yard.
  by CSS803
I am modeling the south shore line... does anyone have more pictures?