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I thought Metra was already having N-S build more new cars through an option order from VRE. What ever became of that? It is too bad N-S has had all these problems in the U.S. market. They should have been the best option for Metra just to keep things simpler. Why not build the cars overseas again?
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Why do you say that? Metra has never used DMUs and hasn't used single-level cars for forty years.eolesen wrote:N-S is closing down Rochelle, which is why they didn't bid.
It's likely we may see single level cars and possibly DMU's on some of the lower density lines...