Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by Tadman
If they're as broke as we hear, why are things being painted at all unless they're in need of a paint job? This is taxpayer money and the cost to paint a few engines could pay a person's salary for a year.
  by MetraBNSF
F59PHIs have started to be seen on the UP lines within the past week. Would be a nice change of pace to get different power on those lines and also begin retiring some of the older locos operating on other lines.
  by eolesen
Yep. New power has been added on other lines, yet the UP and BNSF haven't seen any increases that I've noticed.
  by Backshophoss
Are the units waiting for PTC(I-ETMS) and cab signal installs?