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National Railroads Strike in September?
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Construction and Projects
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Railfanning Tips
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Service Disruptions
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In The News
by metraRI  - 
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Metra & CTA Photo Policies
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Alstom Coradia Multilevel Coaches
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Rebuilt SD70MACH orders
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NICTD Double Track Project
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GO Transit at Bensenville IL, 1992
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CTA wraps 5000 series cars in heritage schemes
by Allouette  - 
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Fatal Incident: Clarendon Hills
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
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Amtrak MEGA application
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new 7000-series railcars for CTA?
by orangeline  - 
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METRA wants to be a Common Carrier, Working Passengers and Freight
by John_Perkowski  - 
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NICTD's New Diesel Paint
by justalurker66  - 
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Metra STB Filing Opposes CP/KCS Merger
by John_Perkowski  - 
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Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance
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1434 Replies 
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Rule 6.30
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BNSF: Temporary service reduction to prioritize freight traffic?
by MetraBNSF  - 
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Metra issues RFP for F40 battery conversions
by TurningOfTheWheel  - 
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CTA Red-Purple Bypass
by Jeff Smith  - 
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CTA Historical Calendar 2022
by MACTRAXX  - 
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METRA trying to get additional info on CP/KCS Merger From STB
by John_Perkowski  - 
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Outlying yards: Less is more?
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Extending These Former Lines
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South Shore Line Ticketing
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8 Replies 
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South Shore Line “Mask Optional” Cars
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Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes
by metraRI  - 
504 Replies 
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Oldest Passenger Cars Still In Use
by theseaandalifesaver  - 
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Arlington Park
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US District Court Decision in METRA v UP
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Extending the UP-West Line to Dekalb
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South Shore East Chicago Bypass
by erie910  - 
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South Shore Line Track Use
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METRA Electric Line to University Park
by erie910  - 
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Chicago area Metra Corona virus adjustments
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L Mileage
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NICTD West Lake Line
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Metra adding service to three more routes
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South Bend Fire Department Highliner
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L Questions
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Future of ATS
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Passed Without Comment
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51 Replies 
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Penalty For Progress - PTC
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41 Replies 
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Vanshnookenraggen's Chicago Track Map
by GojiMet86  - 
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History of Chicago Commuter rail.
by braves  - 
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METRA sues UP over fare collections
by John_Perkowski  - 
2 Replies 
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Ticket office closing
by wilmette2008  - 
30 Replies 
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CTA Awards 7000 Series Contract to CSR
by HiLoMo  - 
9 Replies 
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F59PHI’s
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owl service Blue Line O'Hare to Rosemont
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5 Replies 
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From the Daily Herald 31 August 2020
by John_Perkowski  - 
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NICTD 1000 (grey ghost)
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8 Replies 
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Metra and UP POS Agreement Changes
by MetraBNSF  - 
67 Replies 
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Distances on L Lines
by Martin Baumann  - 
1 Replies 
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New Cars and units
by John_Perkowski  - 
4 Replies 
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75th Street CIP
by johndoe780  - 
6 Replies 
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 by metraRI
 
For GBN: Last Metra/CMStP&P Engineer retires
by John_Perkowski  - 
0 Replies 
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 by John_Perkowski
 
South Shore delays
by ohioriverrailway  - 
7 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Metra vs. Amtrak: Union Station Operating Agreement
by Jeff Smith  - 
15 Replies 
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 by MattW
 
a question in these corona virus times
by orangeline  - 
2 Replies 
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 by doepack
 
Who owns Canal St. crossing north of CUS
by lstone19  - 
15 Replies 
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 by Allouette
 
Metra MP36PH-3C 402 State of Illinois
by chirailfan  - 
3 Replies 
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 by F40CFan
 
An argument against "parking lot" stations...
by doepack  - 
55 Replies 
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Pink line: Trapped in a gap...
by doepack  - 
15 Replies 
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Metra receives 7 new coaches
by Pensyfan19  - 
3 Replies 
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O'Hare Transfer (Metra) people mover extension
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
24 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
PTC test train?
by doepack  - 
2 Replies 
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First impressions of the L from mook in Baltimore
by STrRedWolf  - 
28 Replies 
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Things to come? Brown/Orange through-route
by Tadman  - 
18 Replies 
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Field trips on metra
by wilmette2008  - 
5 Replies 
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Two questions
by theseaandalifesaver  - 
21 Replies 
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Metra UP-W Improvement Project
by MetraBNSF  - 
94 Replies 
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Metra/UP moves to coach yard and M19A
by wilmette2008  - 
6 Replies 
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Heritage Locomotive Honors Advent of Diesel Era on the BNSF
by MetraBNSF  - 
5 Replies 
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BNSF: From "The Tiffany" to "Problematic"
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
19 Replies 
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More Metra Riding
by erie910  - 
25 Replies 
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Grade Crossing Hotlines
by wilmette2008  - 
8 Replies 
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When CTA trains stall at a junction...
by mcgrath618  - 
1 Replies 
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Bi-Level Dimensions
by fender52  - 
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Lollapaloza
by wilmette2008  - 
15 Replies 
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Brown Line Ravenswood Connector Branch
by Jeff Smith  - 
1 Replies 
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Metra F59's at the weekend
by [email protected]  - 
1 Replies 
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Metra Heritage units.
by railfan59  - 
1 Replies 
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CH 5 Metra conductor stories
by wilmette2008  - 
7 Replies 
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Visiting the area August 3-5th, looking for help
by ST214  - 
12 Replies 
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"Lord Randal's" Latest Wisdom
by Gilbert B Norman  - 
8 Replies 
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Metra Youtube Channel...
by doepack  - 
9 Replies 
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Tier 4 locomotives
by MetraBNSF  - 
9 Replies 
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Panhandle abandonment in Dolton / South Holland
by ryanch  - 
3 Replies 
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Metra fares free Feb 16 & 17
by LM Train  - 
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CTA Chicago "L" Tower 18 Interlocking Traffic @ Rush Hour
by Fan Railer  - 
0 Replies 
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ogilvie announcements!
by ryanch  - 
5 Replies 
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Metra Ticket agent
by wilmette2008  - 
16 Replies 
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Rondout tower Last call
by wilmette2008  - 
8 Replies 
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Accuracy of old C&NW Heavyweights by Con-Cor?
by DT662000  - 
6 Replies 
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Metra PD video
by wilmette2008  - 
5 Replies 
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NICTD New Car RFP
by Tadman  - 
11 Replies 
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