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Youtube video re-uploaded
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South Shore truck accident
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Metra F40C In Joliet?
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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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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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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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11 Replies 
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New Highliners - In Eola
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8 Replies 
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Interesting CTA 6000 Trivia
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15 Replies 
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No more booklet schedules?
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CB&Q 700-series - oldest cars regularly used?
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Some Ways Metra Can Erase Its Current Budget Deficit
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12 Replies 
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Chicago Trip-November 2012
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29 Replies 
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Metra Ryder Cup service
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Is It Trespassing? Standing At "Closed" Metra Stations
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5 Replies 
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Union Station pedestrian access mess
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C&NW in Calumet River Terminals
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Trackwork on SWS?
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South Bend South Shore Station
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7 Replies 
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dead man switch
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Logan Square Shops
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4 Replies 
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Federal safety standards and the Chicago "L"
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Looking for a couple of links to maps
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East Troy Railroad - South Shore Weekend
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0 Replies 
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Speed Zone in Park Ridge on Metra UP NW line?
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1 Replies 
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Metra's "Rail-Time Tracker"
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6 Replies 
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CTA charter derailment
by lstone19  - 
27 Replies 
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by MetraBNSF  - 
2 Replies 
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NICTD Passing at Olive
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4 Replies 
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Open Unattended Stations
by ExCon90  - 
3 Replies 
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Metra soot problems, electrification possibilities
by saml  - 
27 Replies 
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Milwaukee Road and C&NW Commuter rail to Wisconsin
by Prairiefire  - 
10 Replies 
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Metra Heritage line Joliet storage
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2 Replies 
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