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geneking7320

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About geneking7320

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  • Birthday 08/28/1954

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    Chicago,IL
  • Interests
    Buses, Electric Trains, photography, music
  • Favorite Bus
    Marmon-Herrington (CTA 9000's ETB)
  • Favorite Railcar
    St. Louis Car PCC Green Hornet

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  1. Random CTA

    He said the train had pink LOOP signs and made Pink line announcements.
  2. Random CTA

    I'll ask my buddy if he remembers the station announcements and give an update.
  3. Random CTA

    Hi Folks; My friend told me he boarded a Loop bound Pink Line train at the Kedzie Green Line station this past Wednesday during the AM rush. He alighted at Clark and Lake and called me at 7:45am. Was CTA doing some interlining? I've read about Brownage trains but this is the first I've heard of this. Any ideas?
  4. I rather liked 97 Demp/Yellow L .
  5. Random Metra

    I recently heard a rumor that the 27th station would be moved to 31st street. This may or may not have something to do with the development of the former Michael Reese property. I've thought if the former Reese land were developed as a high income property the developer should kick in a few bucks for an accessible station with 29th and 31st street access.
  6. Random Metra

    Thanks Busjack!
  7. Random Metra

    Hi Folks; I saw the latest type Metra locomotive on the Rock Island painted in the pre-Metra colors yesterday. Sorry I didn't get a pic.
  8. 2018 Historical Calendar Is Available

    A question arises: The May picture shows a number of GMC buses at the old 69th and Ashland garage. Were these buses there for a photo op? I don't recall GMC's on any of the 69th routes I saw in the 1950s and 1960s. Examples: Nos. 55,59,63,67,75,9,44,50 etc all seem to be operated by propane Flxibles and Macks back in the day.
  9. Wilson Red/Purple Line Station Rebuild

    Any idea when track 2 will be operable for southbound Red Line trains?
  10. Random CTA

    I was on a southbound #3 King Dr bus yesterday [I boarded at Washington and Michigan]. I think the vehicle was a New Flyer bus no. 1301. At Roosevelt the driver lowered the bus for a rider with a stroller to board. It seemed that instead of just the front lowering the whole right side of the bus lowered. After the rider got on the bus we continued south with the right side apparently still lowered. I exited at 31st street and the bus looked like it was still lowered on that side (which made for a very uncomfortable ride on the door side of the bus). Did the driver just goof or did the bus need to go into the shop for repairs?
  11. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    Hi David; Thanks for the pics! BTW, I just turned 63 yesterday (8/28/2017) and I will admit my memories of the North-South are very hazy after all this time. I know I didn't get to see the "circus" paint scheme in operation (only in pictures many years later).
  12. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    Hi David; Just to clarify - I thought I saw poles AND boards not just boards only.
  13. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    I think I saw trolley poles and not just roof boards. Meanwhile, I'll be on the lookout for pics you mentioned.
  14. Washington/Wabash Station Build

    Will CTA retain the State/Lake 'L' station or demolish it?
  15. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    Did pole equipped 6000s ever make it to the Jackson Park line in the early 1960s? I thought I remembered seeing them [on a center track maybe but not in service].
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