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MTRSP1900-CTA3200 last won the day on December 19 2017

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About MTRSP1900-CTA3200

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    Chicago Transit Authority, Aviation, Sound Transit
  • Favorite Bus
    Flxible Metro (RIP 2010), Nova Bus LFS (2000 and 2014 Editions), DE60LF/R
  • Favorite Railcar
    3200 Series

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  1. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Same here, I think the signs look good too. Maybe the customers with luggage will like the different seat layout with those single seats.
  2. The Breakdown Thread

  3. CTA 'L' Rosters

    But this means we will eventually see LED destination signs on the Blue Line!
  4. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

  5. More Bus Moves

    I agree with Sam92. BusHunter and anyone else who contribute to the roster do the best they can, and in my opinion saying “you did this wrong” or “you didn’t put this bus there” is just a slap in the face to the many contributors who make this thread work. @BusHunter has earned and deserves his forum name, he has photos upon photos pertaining to the CTA, he’s even gotten behind the scenes shots at the CTA Skokie Shops (of which I am incredibly jealous of). Personally I think he deserves more than “put this bus here in this list where I think it belongs”.
  6. Random CTA

    Supposedly the blizzard of 1999 was the main turning point. Also remember hearing somewhere that the CTA had to pull 3200s to cover for the 2600s.
  7. Random CTA

    You’re welcome! From what I’ve seen in photos and other hints in the railcars, I would say Art is correct. Before full width cabs were on the 2600s, the window opposite the cab was a regular window, and could not be opened. We all know those windows can be opened now. Also, some of the side windows at the blind ends of the car were able to be opened for the conductors, and the stanchions around there on the 2400s looked like they were reinforced to carry the weight of the control box.
  8. Random CTA

    My guess is that it was removed during the major 2600 rehab around that time. Toggle switches worked out better than the push buttons like on this unit.
  9. Ouch! Wreck photos!

    Looks like the driver was at fault, based how ABC7 reported that the car struck the bus, not the other way around.
  10. 5000-series - Updates

    At this point the only thing I’ll miss about the 2600s are the additional seats compared to the 5000s (but 3200s are good too), the historical Budd value, and some of the quirky stuff (lights dimming from third rail gaps and stuff like that). The jerkiness and vibrations are just too much at this point.
  11. 5000-series - Updates

    I can understand the first bullet point, but for the second one, if the 5000s use more power, how are the 7000s going to be any better on the current power system? I feel like for the section discussing the 2600s, the CTA is saying that the 7000s are the big answer, but those will effectively be held back by the infrastructure restraints. Hopefully the power and signal upgrades will be done in time.
  12. Random Metra

    Take Metra to see Manchester City!
  13. Random Metra

    Weird. I'm at a total loss, other than something that measures or changes the air quality.
  14. Random Metra

    Do they just have "MERC" printed on them?
  15. Random CTA

    Unless he knows about the tunnel underneath the highway. Wasn't there an incident involving a deer on the Blue Line tracks around Cumberland a few years back?