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    Philadelphia, PA (Temple University)
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    #500s, #700s, #800s, #900s, #4000s (MAN), #5800s, #7500s, #7800,
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  1. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    These basically say the same thing?
  2. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    Metra is apparantly really short on power. If I understand correctly from looking at other forum topics & Metra documentation, 5 were painted this way to get them in service as quick as possible (although, judging by the recent topic, that has sort of backfired) and the other 16? are not yet in service, awaiting full paint jobs. https://metrarail.com/sites/default/files/assets/about-metra/leadership/board_meetings/20180912/13_board_presentation_-_rolling_stock_procurement_update_-final.pdf
  3. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    When we start seeing them on the 68, 77, 81, etc
  4. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    They are? I thought they ran bi-directional? I definitely took some red line trains in the peak direction to & from Garfield & King
  5. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    Metra released a facebook post last Friday that @MTRSP1900-CTA3200 posted here
  6. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    Probably layover and/or special service space (such as outside transit agencies or the brookfield zoo routes). Everything else is pretty much covered, unless they do some weird unexpected thing like extend the 3 or 24. Also possible the 100 and/or 359 get moved off the street. All speculation on my part.
  7. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    Might be because of Garfield as well. While I was there, I took the 3 to Garfield green to catch the train whenever I needed the green and I noticed that while the workers are there, only 1 train is allowed in the station at once. A train coming in the opposite direction had to wait until the first one left, which I found strange since they were not single tracking. This only works if the red West 63rd trains taking the place of green West 63rd trains is reducing the overall number of trains going through Garfield, which I don't know for sure.
  8. Random CTA

    I know about the artic & 74th situation, my curiosity was more so that Kedzie was operating artics on a non-shared route, which I hadn't seen before.
  9. Random CTA

    I didn't realize that school trips out of 74th borrowed artics, 4006 & 4008 are on the 62
  10. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    Could be. If chargers are installed at A & B, what is could possibly be is that buses using K (54B SB), L (62H) & M (55A & 55N) could also charge at A, thereby having 5 routes with electrics. Not sure that will take all 45 of them however.
  11. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    I imagine they pull up as much as possible towards the southern end. When I was there over the holidays, I entered through the South terminal, but the trains could still reach the exits for the North terminal, seeing as the Red Line runs pretty much only 8-car consists. The platform also didn't look that much longer, but I didn't have a whole bunch of time to explore before I had to get on the train. Someone more informed might be able to tell you better.
  12. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Seconding. SEPTA's Frontier & Victory garages, which service the suburban routes, never get the new equipment first (such as the 40' novas, 60' novas and 40' xcelsiors). Some of DC's weekday only operation garages is where the retiring Orion Vs are being stashed.
  13. Random Metra

    Actually surprised there hasn't been a BNSF-liveried locomotive yet, seeing as its the highest performing line.
  14. Random Metra

    So how many liveries is that now? We have Rock Island, Milwaukee Road, Illinois Surfliner, New Metra & Old Metra. Am I missing any?
  15. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    8236, 8238, 8239, 8240, 8245 and a whole host of other new novas would disagree with your statement of not getting new equipment.
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