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  2. Metra and PTC

    What does any of this have to do with PTC?
  3. Metra and PTC

    There were mechanical issues last week on the UP-W while I was at Wheaton. The inbound train was 42 minutes late. You have to remember that Metra's equipment is OLD. Old locomotives and old gallery cars are still running. The UP cant run the newer heavier locomotives.
  4. Metra and PTC

    I think going forward the mechanical problem will be used more. Once I left the station and HEP dies and train stop. The fix the issue and go on. Then the other day we are pulling up to lake bluff and lights cut off for a second.
  5. Pace 2019 Budget

    Exurban services always take a hit on Saturdays. The question is which routes perform worse than others; and at least there’s 533 service to cover the Walmart.
  6. Metra and PTC

    What I really hate about the Alert emails that claim construction is the cause of the delays, is where is the construction zone? I'm always getting them for SB trains, prior to them getting to any of the stops I use, such as Rogers Park, Wilmette & Hubbard Woods. Other than the construction at the Deering Bridge & the Ravenswood inbound platform, I know it's got to be north of Hubbard Woods, because I rarely go north of there.
  7. Metra and PTC

    Metra lies... I remember one Saturday on 2:35pm to Waukegan.... it was heavy loading and clybourn and ravens wood ..the late message said it was due to track construction 🚧 LOL lies all the time
  8. Yesterday
  9. Random CTA

    Looking at the premise of this, I'm getting Fruitvale Station vibes, with a Chicago spin on it
  10. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Since you said that I’m looking forward to the show
  11. CTA 'L' Rosters

    There is a new show called "The Red Line" which may be what was filming.
  12. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Hey wait a minute 2600s are not supposed to be on the red line. Lol. There was a filming crew that had the whole Clark basically shut down around Lake last night and today there was about 4 artics with red line destination signs hanging around at Wilson on broadway. I never found out what was up.
  13. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Could be something for any of the Chicago series of TV shows? Or CTA promotional video?
  14. Pacebus Route 559 Illinois Route 59 to Raymond/Ferry (Via Fox Valley Mall/ Route 59 Metra Station) #2829


  15. Pacebus Route 559 Illinois Route 59 to High Meadow/Illinois Route 559(Via Route 59 Metra Station/ Fox Valley Mall) #2700


  16. Pace 2019 Budget

    Ohh I see because I remember there is not much people grabbing that bus.
  17. Last week
  18. Pace 2019 Budget

    Between 1/1/19 and 4/1/19, 540 Farnsworth Ave will no longer have Saturday Service (read: discontinued) as it says in the post you quoted.
  19. Pace 2019 Budget

    I said to that post that pace is having a 4 year budget, is 540 Farnsworth Avenue is no longer a Saturday service or is it still a Saturday service for April 2019?
  20. Pace 2019 Budget

    Did you forget to type your question?
  21. The Breakdown Thread

    I'm just using the #6131 accident as reference because it took 2 years to come back. The lift was rebuilt with 5300 parts. The door assembly too. Now with the simpler lifts they have now it's possible it wont be so long. Depends how hard the replacement parts are to get but if 1305 is not coming back they might as well use its parts. New flyer I thought phased out that model so parts would have to come from an aftermarket shop. Dont know where the airport buses are coming from but they seem to be a leased pool of buses because the specs dont totally match. Kind of remind me of the old flyer replacements (#9800s) that flyer had sent over.
  22. The Breakdown Thread

    What's wrong with it. Did it have body damage? Must be something so bad a rehab cant help it. They didn't even take out a special contract on it like #1482 which we all thought was gone. That bus was supposedly sliced in 2.
  23. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Last week, they were filming some sort of TV show or movie using 4 2600's on the NSML. They were running on track 1, back and forth between Wilson and Morse. The head car had its right side windows papered over with some sort of green screen. Perhaps these were the four seen in laid up in the Howard Yard recently? I have attached some photos below. (Also on a side note-- anyone know what they may have been filming?)
  24. The Breakdown Thread

    1305 has been gone for years. I know this because I seen that bus at South Shops over 5 years ago, but its never been officially retired.
  25. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It could be just some spare cars that are on hold. 54th Ave yard has a set or two of 2600s parked in the yard
  26. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Unfortunately no pictures, but there’s a 4 car train of 2600’s in the yard at Howard next to the Purple Line ramp. Is this because Kimball doesn’t have enough space?
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