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  1. 5000-series - Updates

    Mated pairs don't get switched on a daily basis. In fact, they only are ever separated when one car is damaged and either goes for repair or scrap. If scrap, the leftover car can be mated with another car, but only if it's the opposite to the original. Example: 2635 (odd-numbered "A" car) is semi-permantly mated with 2636 (even-numbered "B" car). 2827 (odd-numbered "A" car) is semi-permantly mated with 2828 (even-numbered "B" car). 2636 is leading a train and strikes 2827, damaging both cars. The spares, 2635 and 2828, A and B cars, respectively, can be mated. Potentially, 5148 and 5149 could be mated, but that would mean 5147 and 5150 were taken out of service, and that's been proven wrong already.
  2. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    Someone said 600-619, which would make sense. And I would assume BE40 Catalyst.
  3. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    7902 on the 20 Madison yesterday evening.
  4. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    Ok. Wonder if CTA's purchase actually includes that demo. Would probably save money.
  5. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    When was that picture taken?
  6. Locomotive 98 and 99

    No more than anything else does.
  7. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    Well technically we aren't actually sure of the status of those two. I think someone sent a photo of 701 back at NFI? CTA still lists them as active.
  8. Locomotive 98 and 99

    Yes. So to clarify: -Former Amtrak F59PHI 73-93 are being delivered as-is. -F59PH 94-96 have been purchased by Metra from Metrolink and will undergo rebuild by Progress Rail before delivery. -Existing F59PH 97-99 are being sent for rebuild. -15 SD70MACH (unknown #) will be rebuilt by Progress Rail for Metra in the next couple years. Of all these, only the latter are supposed to actually replace anything. Everything else is for expansion (probably spare power and "reverse-commute" trips).
  9. Locomotive 98 and 99

    Those would be 94-96 from Metrolink
  10. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Probably just training for operating trains in general, not necessarily an indicator for an assignment shift like it would be with buses.
  11. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    I agree. This promise to have an all-electric fleet by 2040 essentially means the 8325s were the last non-electric order. And I cant see 1000+ electrics replacing the 1000-series any time soon, so I think hybrids would be the way to go.
  12. Locomotive 98 and 99

    It looks like they're only sending one at a time, I saw 98 in service yesterday. The PHIs are helping pick up the slack as well. Edit: There are also supposed to be an additional three F59PHs coming from SCAX (Metrolink) eventually to be numbered 94-96.
  13. Locomotive 98 and 99

    F59PH #97 has been shipped south to an unknown facility (either in Georgia or Florida) for rebuilding. Reportedly 98 and 99 are to follow. Not my photo, but here it is on a CSX train to Waycross.
  14. 3200-series - Rehabs

    Don't think anyone has posted this yet so I might as well. Rehabbed 3457-58, the infamous mis-match, on the brown line at Merchandise Mart with LEDs. Wonder how long it'll stick around after the rest of the 2600s are gone.
  15. More Bus Moves

    I think he means the 6400-series in general.