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Wilson station looking good
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Calumet "Dummy" Revival? Chicago - Valparaiso, Indiana
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Switch Replacement near Chicago Union Station
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125 years of L service
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O'Hare Station 15 June 2017
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Proposed changes to Metra Electric schedule...
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Wilson (Red, Purple) rehab questions.
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Metra conductor Job
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Historical CNW Question
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Lots of historical questions -- 4 tracks south of Armitage.
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CTA Connections YouTube Channel
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Metra Movies Free for Amazon Prime Members
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CTA Blue line stub tracks just west of Clark and Lake
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METRA Train Arrival Signs
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Iowa Pacific Varsity Train?
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2400's putting in a World Series appearance...
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Cubs WS rally extra service: Did it live up to the hype?
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Blue line work -- Harlem station restored to normal service.
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Lime Line / Crosstown Expressway -- Right of Way
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CTA 5000 series problems with brake system
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Metra BNSF delays today
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Blue line stub tracks just west of Clark & Lake
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All Metra Lines in One Day
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6 hour layover in Chicago ideas
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PCC single car news
by byte  - 
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Metra employee Cell Phone Ban
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1 Replies 
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Metra derailment at Canal St. (Milw. Dist.)
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Strange Metra train
by lstone19  - 
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Have a seat...
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Mayor, NICTD to seek funds for South Shore study (M City)
by justalurker66  - 
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What are they doing at Addison on the Blue Line?
by Passenger  - 
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Changes coming
by wilmette2008  - 
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Purpose of red Mars Light and Beacon on F40PHM-2s?
by Deval  - 
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Metra Conductor and Engineer pay
by wilmette2008  - 
30 Replies 
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Metra to remanufacture F40's...
by metraRI  - 
20 Replies 
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Apple Pay and Ventra
by danib62  - 
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BNSF lettered car on the Milwaukee District
by lstone19  - 
7 Replies 
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CTA Melting Ice on the Third Rail....
by BucktownJim  - 
2 Replies 
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Metra and CTA Railfan Windows
by jackintosh11  - 
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Venango era questions
by Tadman  - 
7 Replies 
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New Joliet Transportation Center
by njtmnrrbuff  - 
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MILW West Line Service Delay - 1/13/2016
by F40CFan  - 
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LED message boards for hearing impaired
by metraupwest  - 
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Passes at O'Hare
by danib62  - 
1 Replies 
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CTA Anti-Harassment Campaign
by Passenger  - 
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Fox River Grove Train VS School Bus 20 years later.
by wilmette2008  - 
0 Replies 
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Freight service on UP NW east of Deval Crossing ...
by Passenger  - 
18 Replies 
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CTA Yellow Line Restoration
by Zanperk  - 
1 Replies 
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Major Delay BNSF - HAZMAT
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
2 Replies 
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Red-Purple Through Routing
by jackintosh11  - 
4 Replies 
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C&NW/UP and Metra
by DT662000  - 
1 Replies 
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Minor incident on CTA Blue Line -- What did I just see?
by Passenger  - 
9 Replies 
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Looping the CTA Brown and Purple Lines
by TomNelligan  - 
3 Replies 
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South Shore gets Federal Grant
by dinwitty  - 
0 Replies 
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CTA Can Now Deliver New 5000 Series L Cars
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
7 Replies 
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MP36 401
by Martin Baumann  - 
5 Replies 
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