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service disruption to South Bend
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Chicago August 5 1980
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SouthWest Service Move to LaSalle Street
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95th Street Station rebuild
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new 7000-series railcars for CTA?
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A-5 project
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Rock Island DMU Evaluation
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Metra's Use of Rule 6.30
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Gallery Cars operating to SOB, and Railfanning Advice
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CTA at WORK Red Line South Reconstruction
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Competitive response in 1929
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Skokie Swift/North Shore Catenary-to-Third Rail
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O'Hare Blue Line derailment.
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First time Chicago visit
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Multiple Day Parking @ Metra Stations
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Possible trip to Macomb via Chicago
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MILW leaves RTA 1982
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eTicket on the South Shore
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Emergency switch and oil loss on Metra locomotive
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Falling concrete at CUS
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Pullman Galleries in Tijuana - Other Reuse
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CTA 2200s: 1969-2013
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Metra's "Pullmans" getting rehabbed
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another blue line "event"
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Humorous Red Line Motorman Retires
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question re Metra BNSF
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Metra to Westin Lombard Hotel
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So long RTA/CTA/Metra/Pace?
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Budd coaches at Blue Island?
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I Want My Cars Back
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Monon Obs at Roosevelt Road
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Heritage Corridor yard change?
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CTA Surplus Auction
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Ogilvie to Union Station
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Tribune Editorial Hits Metra Performance
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Setting the tracks on fire...
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What's happening with 553
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Yet another 'vortex'
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C&NW gallery cars
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Metra cab car question
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CSS 803 Little Joe operates again
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5000 cars cause AM interference
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Rock extra question...
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South Shore - Yellow Conductor briefcase
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2013 CTA Holiday Train
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The tracks from Union Station just north of Lake Street
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Lake Street tower has passed on...
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NICTD Work at Dune Park
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NICTD rider survey
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metra milwaukee district
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Ventra Musings and Comparison
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Are there toilets on Metra locos?
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Gary Airport Railroad Modification Thread
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Seen today: Metra Air Quality Checking
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Blue Line UIC destination?
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CTA Red Line 5 Month Shutdown(Begins May 19th)
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57 Replies 
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How about a Heritage Fleet.
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Private Car 555
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CTA does the right thing in the face of ...
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RTA agencies could save in joint procurements
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CSS cars in Chesterton
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Metra Gallery Cars: Is there something BETTER?
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Canal Street - MP 468.3
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Is Filming on CTA Property Prohibited?
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Gary Union Station
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IC Park Forest station featured in Shorpy today
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UP engine on the UP-North
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Photographing Metra Elect/South Shore and CN
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Park Forest railfan site to open Saturday
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F40PHM-2 questions
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Jefferson Park METRA: Vestigial structures (or something)
by Passenger  - 
1 Replies 
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Why No Bombardier 5000 Deliveries?
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
10 Replies 
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CTA Locomotives
by Deval  - 
21 Replies 
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Gary Indiana 5th Avenue Streetcar Remenants
by justalurker66  - 
2 Replies 
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IRM CTA 2200 Charter--"Back To The 60s" VIDEO
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
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new L station near United Center?
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