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About geneking7320

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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. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    I think more people are exiting CTA buses via the front door vs the rear door [whether the bus is a 40footer or an artic]. I also think CTA's rear door arrangement on it's artics slows riders exiting the bus. CTA articulated buses have 2 doorways vs the 3 that some others have [SFMTA for example]. Are any transit agencies operating 3 door artics with the second and 3rd doors being driver operated? If so do those buses maintain schedules well?
  2. Random CTA

    I can remember when it said 4 COTTAGE GROVE - 93. That was prior to the creation of the Dan Ryan rapid transit. Also back in that day many buses went to 115th street.
  3. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Thursday 3/7/2019 I rode 8337 westbound on route 95 from 95th and Cottage Grove to 95th and Normal. I thought the bus had more passenger signal buttons on the stanchions than 7900 Novas. I also appreciated the one piece windows.
  4. Bus service expansions/extensions

    I read the press release and saw they spelled Stony incorrectly [they said Stoney ].
  5. Metra wish list.

    These harsh winters are brutal on electric transit systems. But as far as car design is concerned you could look at what Caltrain is doing. www.calmod.com
  6. My CTA bus Flickr pages

    Great pics!
  7. Ventra - Bugs, Feedback, and Questions

    Please pardon me but this actually happened to me today [1/19/2019] when I boarded a southbound King Dr bus at Washington and Michigan around 11:15am. I had used my card to board the Red Line at Howard street with no problem.
  8. Miscellaneous Transit Stories

    This video gives me another chance to say that I wish we had 45ft transit buses here in Chicago.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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!
  13. Random CTA

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

    I'll ask my buddy if he remembers the station announcements and give an update.
  15. 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?