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Park Forest railfan site to open Saturday
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new L station near United Center?
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Joliet question...
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Milwaukee Road's Chicago commuter trains
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The Reason(s) For Doubleheading
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Railroad Daze
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Red Line rehab will affect 98,000 CPS students’ ...
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Signal problems at Ogilvie
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Odd sighting at CUS-N
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Need four Metra bilevel trucks?
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CUS North Approach Track Numbers
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Armitage CTA Derailment - 5/9/13
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New rolling stock plant at Rochelle
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UP Biz train at Ogilvie
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Fatal Incident - BNSF West Hinsdale
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CTA Express Service
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"Ravenswoods" rerouted through State Street Subway
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Saw an MTA North train in Wheaton, IL today
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Great Lakes Metra station
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CTA 5000 Update
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Parking $ Fees at Metra Stations?
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CSS Freight - East End
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Valpo Commuter Trains
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Illinois to lead Corridor Power purchase
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New Torrance Bridge on South Shore
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On board Metra Sales
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1963 CERA Fantrip
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You're going the wrong way!
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2013 IRM Snowflake Special on the CTA - Sunday, March 24th
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Youtube video re-uploaded
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Red Line on L at Chicago Ave, 2200's
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IRM's CNW bilevels need help
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Bad night for South Shore - 11/14/12
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Inside Metra's busiest interlocking...
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Metra - Through-routed Trains
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Signal problems on all UP lines today
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Union Station
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NICTD/AMTRAK
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South Shore truck accident
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Metra F40C In Joliet?
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Odd A-2 Routing
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3340/3341
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CTA signals
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50 years of Chicago 'L' graphics...
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North Shore/South Shore in Railfan & Railroad Jan. 2013
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Elgin-OHare Expy Approved
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Oakton/Skokie Station - Magazine Article
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Metra conductor assignments
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CTA and the concrete jungle...
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Metra Electric / ICG Catenary Replacement
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Looking for photos of CTA 2600s being delivered
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CTA State/Lake - painted?
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South Shore - Insull Cars retirement date?
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Happy Holidays, Guys! CTA Santa train video.
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Interesting announcements on the CTA
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Metra frustrations
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Metra Light packages
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Metra Electric South Chicago Branch
by Otto Vondrak  - 
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Weird-Sounding Bell On Metra Cab Car
by Metra210  - 
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CSS Gary Station - Black Sheep?
by Tadman  - 
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Vintage railcars to connect Dunes, visitor center?
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Aurora Station - Old
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CLASSIC METRA C&NW cars!!
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Long platforms on the Loop
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1972 IC Electric Accident
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Heritage Corridor time lapse...
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New Highliners - In Eola
by Tadman  - 
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Interesting CTA 6000 Trivia
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No more booklet schedules?
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CB&Q 700-series - oldest cars regularly used?
by Tadman  - 
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Pay attention, race fans! Metra/Amtrak race
by Tadman  - 
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Some Ways Metra Can Erase Its Current Budget Deficit
by Metra210  - 
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Chicago Trip-November 2012
by CNJGeep  - 
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Kedzie Brown Line - Cop Car runs gates, bad news
by Tadman  - 
29 Replies 
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Metra Ryder Cup service
by lstone19  - 
3 Replies 
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 by metraRI
 
Is It Trespassing? Standing At "Closed" Metra Stations
by Metra210  - 
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Union Station pedestrian access mess
by lstone19  - 
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