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Metra Locomotive Rebuild Status
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South Shore near Ogden Dunes - What is that hut on stilts?
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NICTD Signals - WTF?
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CTA Historic Cars 4271/4272 On Display Apr. 28
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NICTD South Shore Changes 2012
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What is that structure just south of Clybourn station?
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Taking pictures at Joliet
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Abandoned junction at 83rd Street?
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NICTD 2011 Temporary Weekend Construction Outages
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Skokie Swift gets a new station...
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[email protected]/Clybourn Red Line
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2247 takes the Bloomingdale
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South Shore Interchange with CSX(B&O)
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Electircal outlets?
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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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2012 IRM Snowflake Special CTA Charter Announced
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Metra St. Patrick's Day Loads
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Freight Sitting on the MD-W
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Metra as a separate agency
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BN E9 Footage
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8726 Metra Cab Control Car (Pictures) & 7680 Pictures...
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Plastic Cones
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PRR Gary Station sign for sale - big bucks
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6 Replies 
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An Indictment of American Rail Travel??
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A Subterranean Safari in the Chicago Pedway
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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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Rock 652 on the move
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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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6 Replies 
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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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Regenerative braking on CSS/ME
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6 Replies 
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IRM 2012 IRM Snowflake Charter, Calendar Check
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4 Replies 
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Advice on railfanning El
by Arborwayfan  - 
3 Replies 
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CTA Circle Line Alternative
by Jenner  - 
15 Replies 
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Using the stinger on CTA - why?
by Tadman  - 
4 Replies 
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Dave's Annual "L" Charter, June 26
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
3 Replies 
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A B C signs on South Shore Train
by Tadman  - 
11 Replies 
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New Metra and South Shore Gallery MUs.
by ApproachMedium  - 
6 Replies 
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Late 1980s on South Shore question
by RailMike  - 
3 Replies 
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Great Vintage Chicago Photos
by Tadman  - 
0 Replies 
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For your Chicago transit fan enjoyment.
by Passenger  - 
1 Replies 
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 by Jenner
 
NICTD: Higher Fares Possible, no stops at Kensington
by justalurker66  - 
4 Replies 
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signal transfer on chicago transit
by rail10  - 
1 Replies 
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 by doepack
 
L signal with lunar indications?
by ryanbytes  - 
1 Replies 
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Metra tenant WSOR bought by WATCO
by Tadman  - 
0 Replies 
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Looking for info on this rail yard
by Jenner  - 
5 Replies 
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"Did the CTA and Metra save Chicago?"
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
10 Replies 
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Question about history of Clybourn Station (Metra)
by Passenger  - 
8 Replies 
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Professing your love for F40C
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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CSS motor 900 1960 failure and retirement
by Tadman  - 
2 Replies 
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75th Street Corridor Improvement Project
by metraRI  - 
4 Replies 
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Metra tracks coming into Union Station from the north.
by Passenger  - 
8 Replies 
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Chicago Tunnel Company
by mbtambta  - 
6 Replies 
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Car vs Train snarls evening peak on NICTD
by justalurker66  - 
0 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
Are 10-car-long Rapid Transit trains possible?
by Pacific 2-3-1  - 
2 Replies 
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Relationship of Metra and the host railroads
by amm in ny  - 
7 Replies 
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Metra F40PH Rebuild Program
by MetraF40C607  - 
322 Replies 
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Does the CTA use ATCS anywhere?
by ryanbytes  - 
0 Replies 
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Grade crossings on CTA "L"
by EricL  - 
1 Replies 
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 by ryanbytes
 
Profile on new CEO of South Shore Freight
by Tadman  - 
1 Replies 
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Can anyone shed light on this roundhouse?
by ryanbytes  - 
6 Replies 
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 by ryanbytes
 
Never a good time to steal steel from NICTD
by justalurker66  - 
6 Replies 
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 by ExCon90
 
SBTrib Today: Snowed-In CLS&SB Car
by Tadman  - 
0 Replies 
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 by Tadman
 
Anyone Here Monitor YAHOO Chicago Transit Group.
by Chicagopcclcars  - 
3 Replies 
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 by Chicagopcclcars
 
Englewood Flyover Moves Ahead
by twropr  - 
2 Replies 
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 by twropr
 
Gary South Shore Station Replacement Options
by justalurker66  - 
2 Replies 
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 by justalurker66
 
South Shore covered hopper
by superior1980  - 
0 Replies 
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 by superior1980
 
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