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  1. Metra Ticketing

    Any word on the weekend pass flex time? There was a poll that was due to the increase of the weekend pass that it would or can be used Friday after rush hour. Any hope that this will be piloted? I doubt it now but curious.
  2. Random Metra

    What is meant when automated system says conductor please report to the customer service car. I was UP north line and this message has come on twice going and coming.
  3. Metra ex CNW bilevels

    This car was at KYD weeks ago i posted about it in Random Metra... thats how it looked at KYD.. they left it in the yard on a friday night and it was gone the next day. KYD did the paint job as i did see the car before it was painted a day before it was inside.
  4. Random Metra

    yes thats it I only got to catch a glimpse.... any info on the paint scheme? Will all cars be repainted or whats the rhyme and reason?
  5. Random Metra

    Me too... only thing I can think of is maybe a thermometer for AC system to adjust. Hmmmm now that I think about it.... is the HVAC unit set for a certain temp or does the system do an auto calculation?
  6. Random Metra

    Just saw meta 7661 at KYD yard. It’s sporting a new paint scheme similar to all recently painted rehabbed locomotives. Very interesting and unique. I was on the wrong side of the train to catch a picture
  7. Random Metra

    Yeah that was it they had little tips on them like an ionizer
  8. Random Metra

    Was in a old car today 7000 series what is this?
  9. Random Metra

    Ok thanks for that info I didn't know. Im familiar with the flag stop operation, but just never seen the train moving so fast (55mph) as if it were a express train.... maybe engineer had great line of site o well. Thanks again
  10. Random Metra

    Hmmm you just made me realize something.... That train I took the other day was making the flag stops real fast and using two cars instead of 1. I noticed once we got to Hyde park stop conductor announced that you need to transfer there for all other stop.. train expressed to 11th street. Also there was another time recently in the evening that after 115 in local track I noticed something wasn't right... Try basically flew to 95th. The train was suppose to make flag stops but at the rate of speed it would of been an e-brake application to stop in time. The train did make flag stops but it was just very strange.
  11. Random Metra

    It was the 5:47 train from 211th to millennium. I ride this train daily didn’t notice it before
  12. Random Metra

    On the electric district and noticed two things.... conductor announcing all stop and also conducts said they would make all flag stops and no need to request one. A passenger asked the conductor what’s going on and they said we have an individual on the train. What does this mean exactly any thought?
  13. Random Metra

    Looks like ME has new signal system up and running. Also it seems the manual switches have not been replaced but some type of electronics have been added... maybe to report switch position.
  14. Random Metra

    It appears that these could be by passes it was for the west side or normal outbound tracks by that clyborn bridge. Question was the east side track aka inbound bridges replaced? On the way uptown ravens wood the outbound tracks eventually skew over to the left and as you cross over bridges you can see old bridge in the middle. Just curious
  15. Random Metra

    I don't really care for the MP36PH's... I don't like their slow take off's. It appears this locomotive has a dynamic engine RPM range (minimum idle for HEP and then what ever ranges for take off). My two cents lol and im sure that may save fuel overall. On another note... as many of you are aware the UP north has started up the bridge projects again... I noticed right after clybourn there is a crew and it appears they are filling in a gap off to the side west side by the bridge and after passing looks like another service with the same thing. Do they plan to add a new bridge at the furthest edge or whats the deal.