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  1. A while ago I posted a car with an experimental toilet. Someone asked me what car was it on and I happened to run across it again.. car 8580 on the RI.
  2. Did anyone catch this? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rail-systems-3-u-s-cities-press-chinese-train-maker-n1100061?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
  3. On BNSF in bound to city pull up to Union station just to back up all the way to the curve.. what is going on this is crazy! I feel lost lol
  4. These are the carbon steel cars, that require painting.
  5. Someone said it’s the old cnw cars. It’s rare to get one of these. I like how the seats hug you and sink in. Also they are good on isolation so it’s a nice ride. You can locate these by there square top seats. It’s like an old Cadillac type of seat pretty cushy
  6. True they are low but cozy I think
  7. These are the best Metra seats.. you can sink into them.... very plush.. Anyone else ever ran into these?
  8. I thought they were already at level three tier. When Metra got them they had been rebuilt over the last five years or so, if memory serves me right.
  9. Wow seems like they just got them. Any upgrades for the rebuild
  10. Did metra ship back 97 and 99? Was it only a lease?
  11. It is 456 you are correct. It’s was previously sitting in the yard sanded down completely
  12. I present Metra 79 in full paint scheme!!
  13. It was 8400 series car or maybe 8500 it was on the rock island line.
  14. Don’t remember was on ri line
  15. They might be vacuum toilets... they use a lot of air pressure and have very small bowls and are slow to flush. I don't understand how they thought this was a good idea for a replacement.. it just feels like these will break down or do not flush very well
  16. New toilets? They are noisy!
  17. Hey Trainman got a question for you... the other day I got to union station 20 minutes earlier 3:40pm I looked for NCS and there it stated track 5. I wait and wait and a train pulls up.. conductor says not NCD MDN leaving at 4:16. confused I go check the board again and it’s stating NCS on track 5 and at this point people are waiting on track 5 for NCS while MDN passengers load. Check board again and now it’s showing track 13.. of course NCS is filed up with no seats anywhere.. I gave up and went back to track 5 caught the MD-N line. Are the track number assigned on the fly or Pre assigned? I wanted to avoid this again
  18. Yeah I think we need to complain to someone about this. It just doesn't make any sense to have a full train and only use one car or pick the middle cars to load. BNSF does this too on some trains.. but they load the usable cars on the platform so you don't have to walk far.
  19. I hate the Rock Island line at night time. Why do the conductors bother to fill up one car like sardines, then open other car later. Why not just open two cars like every other normal line.
  20. When im on NCS some time it opened up to many 4 track sections
  21. Well that’s good to hear that she is doing good. It sucks that these older trains are not doing so hot.
  22. I know they wanted to repaint them at some point.. but they could of just painted all of them the Surfliner colors and have it be a one off. Now we have this one in three colors...
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