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    Flxible Metro (RIP 2010), Nova Bus LFS (2000 and 2014 Editions), DE60LF/R
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  1. Pink Line trains are being rerouted to the Blue Line tracks and ending at Racine due to signal problems at Ashland/Lake. The alert has been up since 4 AM.
  2. Whoops! Missed the party by about 2 months, but I thought I'd throw in a few comments. In general, I'm glad some features of the 5000s are being carried over (the door lights and emergency glow strips) 1. Those light ring things around the head and taillights look cool. I wonder if they switch between white and red depending on the direction of the train. Maybe it would help with visibility. 2. Those extra lights in the center must be a CSR/CRRC thing as they're appearing on other company built trains. Personally I like the light arch from the 2400s and 2600s, but that's OLD. 3. The seats are blue, but the plastic walls are the older beige color. Probably subject to change. 4. I'm wondering how they're going to use that LCD screen. It has a lot more display real estate than the FIND system in New York. 5. More color! The 5000 style straps now stand out more, as does the cab end of the cars. 6 So much vitamin water....
  3. The answer is probably going right over my head...
  4. Is there any reason why all of the buses have sea critters on them? I think I'm missing something...
  5. The entire mobile site isn't that attractive. This is what I see. I always end up clicking the top link anyways.
  6. Yeah, some in-service trains are like that too. What they should do is put 139 (River Forest) and 169 (Oak Park) together for those runs.
  7. Thanks. This whole thing went on even before I joined as a member. I honestly don't know how we got to this point, as all the information on the reroute is published, official and not, and the LED signs display what they need to display. Did they? I thought the 5000s also did Yellow-Green for 63rd. I know they did Yellow-Yellow for Howard and Roosevelt. I can't find any images for 63rd though.
  8. Yeah, I think I've got those problems as well. For some reason my laptop enjoys breaking itself, as I've done work on fixing those .dll files before for Train Simulator, and now I get a pop up saying one of my programs that launches on startup cannot do so due to a missing .dll. I'll look into those problems again, and hopefully I'll be more thorough this time.
  9. I had some extra time yesterday so I went and downloaded it onto my laptop. Interesting thing is that the installation didn't work because a newer version existed. Maybe I'll remove the entire Microsoft pack thing and reinstall it.
  10. Thanks! I'll try that when I get home. The laptop is Windows 10, so that makes sense.
  11. Does anyone have any advice for me? I have two computers "running" OMSI 2 with varying degrees of glitchyness. I got both from Steam, so I share the copy on both computers. My desktop runs the game with a few hiccups (textures start missing, games slow down) and I eventually close the game in frustration. My laptop has a completely unusable copy of the game, as it lacks just about everything. No textures, everything is white. Heck my little bus driver is floating on nothing. I've tried that little Verify Game Cache on both computers through Steam, and that has fixed nothing. I really liked the game and Chicago map, but this is very frustrating. I've looked around trying to find a solution, but I come up with nothing. Am I just doing something stupid or missing something?
  12. Cool! Maybe it's just like that for testing. The F59PHs were seen like that for a while.
  13. Fixed your response so it's more informative than anything else. He had a simple scenario, he wasn't overreacting. We don't know if the police and FBI did that, but they apprehended the suspect with no injuries, so that's good. When I checked last, the article linked did not state if they had weapons used in the robbery. Remember, there are procedures that jajuan said quoted above that agencies use during these situations. They probably had a simple plan worked out to avoid any problems while apprehending the suspect as quickly as possible.
  14. But what's more exciting than seeing a low boy with a brand new railcar rolling down the streets of Chicago? Nothing much, especially if you participate in this forum.
  15. Compatibility sounds good at first thought, but if CRRC has to get software and tech from Bombardier (see Busjack's response), it will complicate the manufacturing process, especially since Bombardier isn't too happy about the entire contract award outcome. Though even if the two series were compatible, I don't know how much the feature would be used, considering I only remember the eight lines as follows (since 5000s can't run with other cars, saying a line is now entirely 5000s isn't necessary): Red Line: Almost entirely 2600s for the 21st century, except when 2400s were added before their retirement. Orange Line: Almost entirely 3200s from opening to now, except when 2400s were added before their retirement, and now the line appears to be dominated by 2600s as the 3200s are being rehabbed. The two types may not be mixed anymore, but I can also be wrong. Yellow Line: Entirely 3200s until the third rail installation or 2009, then entirely 2600s (I know for a fact that I'm wrong on specific 3200 withdrawal times, please correct me). Green Line: Entirely 2400s. Blue Line: This line stuck out like a sore thumb, so it's the only main exception in my book. 2600s and 2200s mixed, now entirely 2600s. Purple Line: I've seen solid sets of 2600s and 2400s (mostly the latter), and the two mixed together. Brown Line: Almost entirely 3200s until very recently, though the 3200s seem to run by themselves. Pink Line: Only mixed cars because of the Blue Line, when the Douglas Blue service ended, all Pink Line trains simply used 2600s. I'm not sure if AC propulsion fixes this problem entirely, but the tiny motor differences in the High Performance Family cars caused them to ride funny together. Although never used in regular service, a 3200-2200 combo would be very jerky, as the 3200s brake the lightest, while the 2200 brake the hardest (according to a veteran motorman).