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 chrisf
 
If you look at that Twitter account, you'll see it's all (well done) fake photos of trains that don't exist.
  by scratchyX1
 
chrisf wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:26 pm If you look at that Twitter account, you'll see it's all (well done) fake photos of trains that don't exist.
The report of Indiana and Ohio buying new Vectrons made made me think this is a multiverse railfan site.
  by Sir MTU KGB rtd
 
Good day from a visiting Brit.

Has a repainted SD70 been released for testing yet?

Thought I saw one south of LaSalle on August 20th around 2pm.
  by eolesen
 
Really not understanding why a rebuilt locomotive of the same class would require this type of testing.... hopefully it's just a formality and it will be on its way to Chicago soon enough.

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  by spRocket
 
I'm guessing the mods were extensive enough that they felt a need to flush out any mechanical or electrical problems. The trucks are also lighter, with one fewer traction motor each [edit: presumed], and I wouldn't be surprised if they wanted to see how that affects operation.