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geneking7320 last won the day on June 16 2017

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    Buses, Electric Trains, photography, music
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    Marmon-Herrington (CTA 9000's ETB)
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    St. Louis Car PCC Green Hornet

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  1. Random CTA

    I saw Graham Garfield today at the Lake station today. I mentioned seeing the 4000s northbound near Wilson this afternoon. He said there was a mechanical problem so they were on their way back to the Skokie shops.
  2. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Tuesday 9/11/2018 sometime after dark I boarded a northbound #3 at 95th and King Dr. There was a passenger wearing Northwestern Memorial Hospital scrubs on board. It appeared she was actually riding to work from one end of the route to the other.
  3. Random CTA

    I don't think this merits a new topic so I would like to ask: When CTA's next electrics come in will they have a new livery or wrap?
  4. Return of the 11 & 31 Bus

    When I read that the #31 trial was extended I decided to take this selfie at the 31st and King Dr stop. BTW, I live in Joe Moore's ward[49] and my church (behind me in the photo) is in Sophia King's ward[4] (no relation), The bus was under fire from Pat Dowel [3rd ward] but got a reprieve at Patrick Thompson's [11th ward] urging. Peace!
  5. Random CTA

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

    I'll ask my buddy if he remembers the station announcements and give an update.
  7. 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?
  8. I rather liked 97 Demp/Yellow L .
  9. 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.
  10. Random Metra

    Thanks Busjack!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Wilson Red/Purple Line Station Rebuild

    Any idea when track 2 will be operable for southbound Red Line trains?
  14. 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?
  15. Washington/Wabash Station Build

    Will CTA retain the State/Lake 'L' station or demolish it?