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NATO Summit costs NICTD $100k
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Chicago Union Station underground taxi stands
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Former Rock Island Commuter Trains
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Future of Joliet
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South Shore Freight in monster CSX derailment - Miller
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CTA 2153-2154 (2000s) at IRM
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NCS #120 hits, kills pedestrian
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South Shore modeler blog
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What happened on the South Shore last night? (3/7/12)
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Heritage Corridor: The route of 100 Railroad Crossings.
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Before METRA
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South Shore: A South Bend Shuttle?
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Names of crossings on the UP Northwest line.
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Interlocking signals
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New York Central commuter trains to Gary and LaPorte
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Holy Hotness! NICTD gets the slows yesterday.
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CTA 3rd Rail
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South Shore Track Signs at Randolph upgraded - disposition?
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Corn. Always corn.
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CTA and Metra service to baseball games
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Too many fat people on the 3:45 yesterday afternoon
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NICTD: $15 Million to move track in South Bend
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Quiet cars...
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5000-series cars
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Mr. Satellite (automated on-board announcements)
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North Shore Line: Last Timetable?
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String of 3200s At Harlem/Lake
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McCormick Place Station
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Extending the existing CTA system (realistic future?)
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Regenerative braking on CSS/ME
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IRM 2012 IRM Snowflake Charter, Calendar Check
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Advice on railfanning El
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CTA Circle Line Alternative
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Using the stinger on CTA - why?
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Dave's Annual "L" Charter, June 26
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A B C signs on South Shore Train
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New Metra and South Shore Gallery MUs.
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Late 1980s on South Shore question
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Great Vintage Chicago Photos
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For your Chicago transit fan enjoyment.
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NICTD: Higher Fares Possible, no stops at Kensington
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signal transfer on chicago transit
by rail10  - 
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L signal with lunar indications?
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Metra tenant WSOR bought by WATCO
by Tadman  - 
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Looking for info on this rail yard
by Jenner  - 
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"Did the CTA and Metra save Chicago?"
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
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Question about history of Clybourn Station (Metra)
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Professing your love for F40C
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