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  2. CTA 'L' Rosters

    According to the Chicago "L" group on Facebook, that train was sent to Midway for wheel truing.
  3. 5000-series - Updates

    What are you using to take and upload the pics? When you click to view larger, they all appear upside down.
  4. 5000-series - Updates

    5087-5088 was parked in the Howard Yard earlier today and I rode 5158 leaving Howard tonight on run #939.
  5. Metra wish list.

    In electric days South Shore freights stayed south of 115th. However, IC diesels did go on the South Shore as far the spur into Lake Calumet Harbor. IC commuter service electrified 1926. Freight north of 29th was supposed to be too but only some switching was until WW2. However the catenary supports were still there until 1960's when Michigan Av yard was closed down, though wire was long gone.
  6. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    So is this the beginning of the end for approximately 100-135? 21 ex Amtrak, 15 ex BNSF.
  7. Yesterday
  8. I believe the concept is spot improvements at major intersections on 79th. I can't remember if the bus lane concept for Chicago is spot improvements or a continuous segment. The reports (exhibits for 79th missing unfortunately) are posted here: http://www.rtams.org/rtams/planningStudy.jsp?id=3164
  9. No idea about Chicago, but I imagine the one place where the bus lanes would be most of use, on the narrowest section of 79th, between the Ryan & Lakefront will be the place with the most resistance. Rush-only peak direction bus lanes in the parking lane?
  10. Nothing official has been discussed since the meetings in 2013. The X9 was revived and the TOD zoning has been expanded to Ashland however. Planning efforts have shifted to 79th St and Chicago Ave, where bus lanes, technology improvements, and stop removals/relocations will be strategically placed.
  11. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    I just saw this. These will be interesting. Does Metra not have the funds to just acquire new locomotives?
  12. What's the status on Ashland Jump anyway?
  13. More Bus Moves

    1890 And 1924 back at NP
  14. Random CTA

    I see that bus didn't go to the bone yard I seen it on the Dan Ryan back in December I believe going south bound to 77th I was like I wonder if it's going for maintenance or to the bone yard I see it was just maintenance
  15. Central Avenue in Albuquerque is different than Ashland. For starters, it is narrower. So narrow that the platforms were not built to be ADA compliant so they would fit and in some places there is one ART lane shared by both east- and westbound buses. Then there is the small matter of the Central and Rapid Ride buses running half-full. That said, BRT down Ashland was a dumb idea.
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  17. Posted Stops Only

    Looks like the #208 Golf will be next, starting March 3rd.
  18. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    May is too far in my opinion but I would have to say no later than march especially with the spring pick around the corner. That would make sense for bus moves as well. But I think they'll still be in service before the month is over.
  19. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    If you all think about it these buses will probably hit the streets in May because that’s when the 7900’s starting rolling the 7900’s were on the news on February 26th 2014 so gives us all a little hint....
  20. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    It's ultimately a wait and see.... both theories have meat on the bone, especially since we have about 20 missing Novas from service(updated daily on weekdays only, not weekends or Sunday/Holiday schedule days). Time will tell......
  21. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Or maybe. Just maybe the NFs are temporary loans until either the 8325s arrive OR some of the downed 6400s return to service. Three spotted NFs on FG routes aren't enough to make a conclusion about not getting 8325s.
  22. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    There seems to be more and more NFs popping up at FG. So those who say that FG may not get the new Novas. You may be right! I’m putting my bets that they won’t get them
  23. Random CTA

    The driver had to put #6564 out of service and #8267 was the transfer bus 😡
  24. More Bus Moves

    FG got 1704 1890 and 1924
  25. More Bus Moves

    #1704 is serving the #76 now
  26. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Exactly!... it's between FG, 77th and 103rd. My garage suppose to get 25-35 novas. NP definitely not in the mix at all. All of 103rd operators had to have mandatory training for them so that's what makes us in the mix for the new novas. As I said before 77th could get them 1st cause they typically always get new buses 1st but FG could get them to replace their old novas. 103rd may get them and send a few flyers over to FG. Time will definitely tell though. Hopefully sooner than later.
  27. CTA Bus Garage Rosters Version 2.0

    Well, I'm still adjusting the rosters. 6558 hasn't been seen on the tracker thus far. Adjustments are made Monday-Friday, minus Sunday/Holiday schedules as FG uses mostly New Flyer and 7900-Series Novas then.
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