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by EJ&ESDM809
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra UP-W Improvement Project
Replies: 88
Views: 44002

Re: Metra UP-W Improvement Project

All signals at CP College were lit as of Sunday.
by EJ&ESDM809
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra to Buy New Locomotives?!
Replies: 36
Views: 16509

Re: Metra to Buy New Locomotives?!

The MP36PH-3Cs in use by several other commuter railroads haven't had much in the way of issues. The MP40s are also good units. It's just the MP36PH-3S units that have issues, other than those the MPI units actually aren't that bad.
by EJ&ESDM809
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance
Replies: 1380
Views: 300582

Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Metra 115 has been moved from BNSF to the MD pool once again.
by EJ&ESDM809
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: You're going the wrong way!
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

You're going the wrong way!

Yesterday I saw this interesting move in Bensenville. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eje665/855 ... hotostream

Note that the 117 is facing the incorrect direction (eastbound)! Also note Metra 5 second out, followed by a random cab car. Anyone have any explanations to why this move happened?
by EJ&ESDM809
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra UP-W Improvement Project
Replies: 88
Views: 44002

Re: Metra UP-W Improvement Project

It looks like UP is finally working to get rid of the hold short rule at Wheaton. They've installed new pedestrian gates throughout Wheaton, including at West Street, which is right by the station. I've been told all of these crossings will have the ATWS system put in, even the ones in downtown not ...
by EJ&ESDM809
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Lake Street tower has passed on...
Replies: 16
Views: 5715

Re: Lake Street tower has passed on...

If you want shots of trains at Canal Street, do it soon, as once construction on this new building begins, the shot there will no longer be possible.
by EJ&ESDM809
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra UP-W Improvement Project
Replies: 88
Views: 44002

Re: Metra UP-W Improvement Project

UP has put in cement blocks to hold up the new absolute signals for the Wheaton control point. The EBCS signal will be right next to the Cross Street grade crossing on the west side of downtown Wheaton, and the WBCS signal will be just east of Chase Street.
by EJ&ESDM809
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Canadian Pacific Railway
Topic: CP Holiday Train
Replies: 57
Views: 38296

Re: CP Holiday Train

I shot the train at Gurnee on 12/8/12, despite some questionable antics by the Gurnee police, I managed to get some shots! http://www.flickr.com/photos/eje665/825 ... hotostream

There were a lot of people there that were saying this could be the last year of the train, hope they're wrong!
by EJ&ESDM809
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Weird-Sounding Bell On Metra Cab Car
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: Weird-Sounding Bell On Metra Cab Car

I saw that cab car fly through Westmont a few weeks ago on a inbound deadhead, sounded neat at speed!
by EJ&ESDM809
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: DEVAL IS GONE!
Replies: 17
Views: 5702

Re: DEVAL IS GONE!

I had heard all the interlocking equipment in the tower had been long gone and it was basically just the shell of the building that was still standing. I know the only reason it stood as long as it did after the fire was because UP was using it for M of W storage.
by EJ&ESDM809
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance
Replies: 1380
Views: 300582

Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Someone told me a few weeks ago that 401 got into some mishap near the Metra/BNSF coach yards and the frame is bent on it, and that it's going to be out of commission for quite some time. Whether or not this is true is unknown, but that could explain why 401 has been MIA for as long as it has.
by EJ&ESDM809
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra F40C 611/614 Status
Replies: 729
Views: 149366

Re: Metra F40C 611/614 Status

No, Metra has not sent anything out for rebuild yet, and probably won't until some point next year. I'm still willing to bet Metra may be forced to bring the F40Cs out again, them sending the F40PHM-2s out while have a big effect on the BNSF and Rock Island, and the project with the MP36s will have ...
by EJ&ESDM809
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra F40C 611/614 Status
Replies: 729
Views: 149366

Re: Metra F40C 611/614 Status

I'm thinking with Metra sending the F40PHM-2s and 12 of the MP36s off for rebuild this year, I wouldn't be so quick to say the F40Cs are done with Metra service just yet. Metra may have to change their decision on the F40Cs once again.
by EJ&ESDM809
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes
Replies: 486
Views: 137594

Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

I saw two 8400 series cab cars leading on the BNSF last week, one rebuilt one and one unrebuilt one.
by EJ&ESDM809
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Is It Trespassing? Standing At "Closed" Metra Stations
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: Is It Trespassing? Standing At "Closed" Metra Stations

I've never had problems shooting at Congress Park, Highlands or LaVergne on weekends.

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