Well, LIRR seems like a ....interesting railroad no doubt. Rumor has it that NICTD ordered 19 new cars for the new line or maybe just for the current one depending on if wire goes up on it. Just something I picked up at work the other nite I'll see what else I can find out. Also # 28 is out of the Midlife shop, #9 is about 25% repaired after its accident in near South Bend. In other news..I'm sure you guys don't hear about these things unless you've got a police scanner. Last week one of the evening trains was coming back from South bend on its way back to Chicago, I'd put it about 8pm either friday or saturday night. Well, some woman pulled the emergency brake cord and jumped out the engineers window( unoccupied by the way) on the second car. They were on the radio with the dispatcher and I heard the whole thing, Police were brought out because she wouldnt get back on the train but I dont think the crew would've let her back on anyways, and she was removed from the area and taken to the hospital. Somehow she was pretty much ok...physically speaking no broken bones..etc Later we all heard that she was on some medication but obviously wasnt taking it. Ahhh, yes just another night on the South Shore.