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joechicago last won the day on April 7 2016

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  1. CTA Moves Antique L Cars, 4271-4272

    I Saw 4271 and 4272 traveling south over the Wells street bridge today around Noon from my office. I didn't see them head back North or West on Lake, so maybe they went South through the Tower 12 junction?
  2. More 6000's repatriated??

    Wouldn’t fair use allow pictures to be posted regardless of source?
  3. 2200-series - Service Dates

    I got to go on 2348 yesterday. It is on the roof of 1K Fulton. Looks a little different these days, but still has many of the classic features.
  4. 2600-series - Service Dates

    I forgot to credit the article this photo appeared in: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170620/BLOGS04/170629981/photos-united-centers-new-madhouse-team-store Can't wait to see it in person. I thought about that, but it looks way too detailed to be a reproduction. If you look closely at the door, it has the section of rubber edging that was installed later. Also, the peeling don't cross between cars sticker seems like something they wouldn't have put on a reproduction.
  5. 2600-series - Service Dates

    Looks like a retired 2600 has found a home in the new Bulls/Hawks store at the United Center. Can't tell the actual number because they replaced it with 555
  6. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    If they want to run 10 car trains on the red, they'd need to extend at least some of the loop stations so they can accommodate the trains when there are issues in the subway and they have to go over the top
  7. 7000-series - Procurement

    These cars are so boring. It's a slightly nicer 5000 which was a slightly nicer 3200 which was a slightly nicer 2600, etc. I wish government agencies weren't so stuck in their ways and could innovate. The one feature I wish they had was passenger operated door opening buttons like you see in Europe. It would be nice to not sit at a station in the winter with the doors open for 5 minutes.
  8. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    Regular Brown line rider as well and I've noticed the same. Not sure the hold-up. Also still no LED run boxes.
  9. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    I've. Noticed that before. Been like that awhile. Not sure what the story is.
  10. 2400-series - Service Dates

    2541 has made it's final trip to the roof of a building under construction in Logan Square. A bunch of other pictures and more information are located here: http://chicagoist.com/2016/04/07/photos_new_luxury_logan_square_rent.php
  11. 7000-series - Procurement

    Crains is reporting that CSR has in fact won with a bid that was $200 million lower than Bombardier http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160309/BLOGS02/160309813/-1b-cta-contract-calls-for-train-cars-built-in-pullman-by-chinese-firm
  12. Blue Line Collision

    Very interesting. There was one guy in a red jacket who throws himself on the floor clearly after the actual collision.
  13. 3200-series - Rehabs

    Does this help? I used the full resolution pic & cropped/zoomed in on the wheels. You can see the rehabbed (left) & un-rehabbed (right)
  14. 3200-series - Rehabs

    I got some good pictures of fully rehabbed 3313. It was so much cleaner looking than its neighbor. Looks like a 5000 almost. Also, another nice & easy way to tell if a 3200 has been fully done is to look at the equipment under the train. Look at the two wheel-sets to compare.
  15. Red & Purple Modernization Project (RPM)

    How's the running time from Howard to Belmont?