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  1. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    Seems down in San Antonio they are have some issues with proterras.
  2. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Check the 1000s arrives thread and you have your proof
  3. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    That's the hangup with new equipment. You basically have to work out the kinks. But these are used engines and that makes one wonder if they were working why the former agency sold them. Usually you sell something for a reason. They need to run them with the other engines to see if they do experience problems. Why you would put used unproven engines on the road alone seems to boggle the mind but if they are as desperate for equipment as is alluded to here that explains it.
  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Well if you read what I posted which you didnt I said 300 or 400. Not that I'm going to argue over 50 buses, it's close enough to establish my point. As far as verification. I know I'm right. You think I'm wrong then disprove it. Bet you cant. Just cause someone works at a garage dont put them at the equipment level, they are an operator not an equipment specialist. Besides your lead witness worked at 74th a full 10 miles away. That must be some good binoculars he has.
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    The roster dont lie. Buses #1431-#1629 evens and #1762 to #1996 evens were delivered new to 103rd. That's 250 buses. #1997-2029 was delivered to 103rd but never went in service there. It doesnt matter what the garage capacity is because new buses were just traded off for even newer buses.
  6. O'Hare Airport Expansion

    The old ats cars are on the move. These shots were taken this morning at irving pk and Taft rd. on airport property.
  7. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I think if you go back to my 1000s delivery list. (Should be a link in my signature.) 103rd got the most 1000s new somewhere around 300 or 400 cause they got the 1400 evens 1800s and 1700s. Then they got the artics 4000s and 4300s. They lost the lions share of 4300s but they haven't faired bad in the bus delivery dept. I would think 77th needs them more but maybe there is a nightcar situation out south that needs to be addressed.
  8. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Not that it makes any difference, cta will do what it wants to do. Maybe 103rd will just get some of those. I still think they need to go to all nova garages. But as I've mentioned before I'm surprised fg got the 89 new buses it got. That's 89 buses in 16 years, not even half the garage. While 103rd gotten a good 400 plus new buses in the same time frame. While most garages will get electrics or new novas cta will continue to drive 19 year old buses on the nw side.
  9. 2600-series - Service Dates

    Here are the in service dates and retirement dates so far for the #2600 series cars. I will be updating this in the coming weeks with new info I still need to research, but for the most part it's done (I just need to research a few retirement dates, mismatch in service dates etc.) #2600's (last updated 4/19/16) #2601-02 in service 4/3/81 #2603-04 in service 4/3/81 #2605-06 in service 1/82 #2607-08 in service 1/82 #2609-10 in service 1/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2611-12 in service 2/82 #2613-14 in service 2/82 #2615-16 in service 3/82 #2617-18 in service 3/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2619-20 in service 4/82 #2621-22 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2623-24 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2625-26 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2627-28 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2629-30 in service 5/82 #2631-32 in service 5/82; #2631 mated to #2722 (sitting in Skokie Shops yard area), #2632 was mated 4/3/13 with car #2721 #2633-34 in service 5/82 #2635-36 in service 5/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2637-38 in service 6/82 #2639-40 in service 6/82; retired from service 1/11/14 due to a fire under #2639 at Rosemont Yard; presumed scrapped #2641-42 in service 6/82; #2642 spotted being hauled away on a flatbed for possible scrapping 7/17/15 #2643-44 in service 6/82 #2645-46 in service 6/82 #2647-48 in service 7/82 #2649-50 in service 7/82 #2651-52 in service 7/82 #2653-54 in service 7/82 #2655-56 in service 7/82 #2657-58 in service 8/82 #2659-60 in service 8/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15 #2661-62 in service 8/82 #2663-64 in service 8/18/82 #2665-66 in service 9/24/82 #2667-68 in service 9/7/82 #2669-70 in service 9/82 #2671-72 in service 9/23/82 #2673-74 in service 9/24/82 #2675-76 in service 9/29/82 #2677-78 in service 10/4/82 #2679-80 in service 10/5/82 #2681-82 in service 10/19/82 #2683-84 in service 10/20/82 #2685-86 in service 11/1/82 #2687-88 in service 11/2/82 #2689-90 in service 11/17/82 #2691-92 in service 11/19/82 #2693-94 in service 12/6/82 #2695-96 in service 12/9/82 #2697-98 in service 12/16/82; retired before 4/1/14; presumed scrapped #2699-#2700 in service 12/82; being used in work service since 1/16
  10. 2200-series - Service Dates

    With the arrival of the #5000's, around the end of 2011, we will start retiring #2200's. Here is a list of their service dates and retirement dates so far. I am missing a few dates mainly with retired cars service dates. If anyone can add to the list it is greatly appreciated. Here is a list of dates in service and retirement dates for the #2200's. All cars scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap were processed at their Chicago Heights Processing facility unless otherwise mentioned. Thanks to Graham Garfield (Chicago-l.org) and Andrethebusman (member here) for their assistance with the scrap dates. (last updated 4/21/14) #2201-02 in service 9/28/69; on long term hold by 12/12/11; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2201 sent on 8/14/12, car #2202 sent on 8/13/12 #2203-04 in service 9/28/69; on long term hold by 2/7/13; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2203 sent on 3/13/13, car #2204 sent on 3/14/13 #2205-06 in service 9/28/69; on long term hold by 8/19/11; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2205 sent on 6/29/12; car #2206 sent on 7/2/12 #2207-08 in service 9/28/69; on long term hold by 5/26/12; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2207 sent on 8/1/12, car #2208 sent on 8/3/12 #2209-10 in service 9/28/69; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont yard to Skokie Shops overnight on 12/11-12/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2209 sent on 3/24/2014, car #2210 sent on 3/25/2014 #2211-12 in service 9/28/69; moved to the long-term hold list and stored in Rosemont yard by 6/5/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 7/23-24/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2211 sent on 8/9/2013, car #2212 sent on 8/8/2013. #2213-14 in service 9/28/69; on long term hold by 8/19/12; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2213 on 2/8/13, car #2214 on 2/11/13 #2215-16 in service 9/28/69; on long term hold 5/26/12; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2215 sent on 3/21/2013, car #2216 sent on 3/22/2013 #2217-18 in service 9/13/69; moved to the long term hold list and stored in Rosemont yard by 6/5/13; sent to Skokie Shops overnight on 7/15-16/13 for scrapping; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2217 sent on 7/19/2013, car #2218 sent on 7/22/2013 #2219-20 in service 9/30/69; stored in Rosemont yard since 6/27/13; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 10/23-24/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2219 sent on 11/8/2013, car #2220 sent on 11/7/2013 #2221-22 in service 10/16/69; stored in Rosemont yard since 5/13 awaiting scrapping; sent to Skokie Shops overnight on 7/15-16/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2221 sent on 7/24/2013, car #2222 sent on 7/23/2013 #2223-24 in service 10/9/69; one of the final 10 cars that went out of revenue service 7/31/13; was modified to a farewell old friends car for a final trip and was ran 8/8/13; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 9/5/2013; moved from rosemont yard to skokie shops overnight on 11/26-27; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2223 sent on 12/9/13, car #2224 sent on 12/6/2013 #2225-26 in service 12/12/69; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2225 3/19/13, car #2226 3/20/13 #2227-28 in service 10/17/69; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; sent to Skokie Shops overnight on 8/1-2/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2227 sent on 8/12/2013, car #2228 sent on 8/13/2013 #2229-30 in service 10/10/69; stored in Rosemont yard since 7/14/13; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 10/24-25/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2229 sent on 11/5/2013, car #2230 sent on 11/6/2013 #2231-32 in service 12/16/69; sold to the US Government and sent to Fort Mccoy, Wisconsin for training purposes; car #2231 listed as scrapped on 2/1/12; car #2232 listed as scrapped 1/31/12, but unit remained on long term hold list up until 5/10/12 #2233-34 in service 12/19/69; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 2/7/13; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 11/6-7/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2233 sent on 12/13/2013, car #2234 sent on 12/16/2013 #2235-36 in service 12/16/69; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 7/23-24/13; scrapped by 4/14 #2237-38 in service 12/16/69; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 8/2-3/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2237 sent on 8/14/2013; car #2238 sold to Joe Cacciatore, Catchmo Media, sent on 11/7/2013 #2239-40 in service 12/16/69; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 8/8-9/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2239 sent on 10/24/2013, car #2240 sent on 10/23/2013 #2241-42 in service 12/16/69; on long term hold 2/7/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2241 on 3/11/13; car #2242 on 3/12/13 #2243-44 in service 12/20/69; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; bought by the Illinois Railway Museum for preservation 6/7/13; sent to Skokie Shops yard 6/14/13; car #2243 was delivered to IRM on 7/10/13, car #2244 was delivered on 7/11/13 (pictures on the IRM blog) "http://www2.irm.org/blogs/archives/1522-2200s-Arrive.html" #2245-46 in service 12/22/69; on long term hold 5/26/12; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2245 on 5/26/12; car #2246 on 5/30/12 #2247-48 in service 1/3/70; on long term hold 2/22/12, scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2247 on 7/24/12, car #2248 on 7/23/12 #2249-50 in service 1/5/70; was one of the final 10 cars that went out of revenue service 7/31/13; was modified to a farewell old friends car for a final trip and was ran 8/8/13; unit moved from active service to the long term hold list 9/5/13; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 11/13-14/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2249 sent on 12/11/2013, car #2250 sent on 12/12/2013 #2251-52 in service 1/2/70; on long term hold 5/26/12; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2251 on 8/6/12; car #2252 on 1/16/13 #2253-54 in service 1/16/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 8/19/2012; stored at Skokie Shops yard; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2253 sent on 3/18/13, car #2254 sent on 3/15/2013 #2255-56 in service 1/9/70; taken out of service 7/12/13, stored at Rosemont yard; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 11/20-21/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2255 sent on 12/2/2013, car #2256 sent on 12/3/2013 #2257-58 in service unknown; removed from service after #2258 had a trolley block fire on the Congress Line between California and Western on 1/15/97; car #2257 initially stored at Skokie Shops, then assigned to the CTA Maintenance Training Facility (initially at Hawthorne, then later at IIT), then moved to Skokie Shops on an interim basis on 12/9/04, then moved to Linden Shops on 2/18/05, car scrapped on 4/21/2011; car #2258 removed from service due to severe damage resulting from the 1/15/97 fire, laid up at Desplaines Yard when scouts from Universal Studios saw it on a scouting trip for Mercury Rising, body sold by CTA to studio on 6/25/97 and shipped to Hollywood where it was used in the filming for Mercury Rising, later modified with red and blue stripes to mimic a Los Angles Red Line train for another film, subsequently used in Spiderman II and other features. #2259-60 in service 1/16/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; 6/14/13 went to Skokie Shops yard to be scrapped; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2259 sent on 7/3/13, car #2260 sent on 7/2/2013 #2261-62 in service 1/25/70; stored and awaiting scrapping 6/21/13 Rosemont yard; went to Skokie shops 8/9/13 for scrapping; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2261 sent on 11/4/2013, car #2262 sent on 11/11/2013 #2263-64 in service 1/27/70; stored in Rosemont Yard 6/14/13; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 10/14-15/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2263 sent on 11/13/2013, car #2264 sent on 11/14/2013 #2265-66 in service 1/25/70; Unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 2/22/2012; stored at Rosemont yard; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2265 sent on 6/27/2012, car #2266 sent on 6/28/2012 #2267-68 in service 1/25/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; stored at Skokie Shops yard; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2267 sent on 6/27/13, car #2268 sent on 6/26/2013 #2269-70 in service 2/5/70; on long term hold 2/22/12 and stored in Des Plaines yard, scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2269 on 7/27/12; car #2270 on 7/26/12 #2271-72 in service 2/26/70; stored at Rosemont yard 7/12/13; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 10/29-30/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2271 sent on 12/19/2013, car #2272 sent on 12/20/2013 #2273-74 in service 2/27/70; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 4/3-4/13, then from Skokie Shops to 61st yard overnight on 4/18-19/03; converted to switchmen's locker room/breakroom for temporary reactivation of 61st yard during Red Line South Reconstruction Project. It still sits at 61st Yard as of 4/16/14 #2275-76 in service 3/3/70; on long term hold 12/12/11; car #2275 sold to the US government and sent to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin for training purposes; listed as scrap 2/2/12 but remained on roster under long term hold list until 5/10/12; car #2276 scrapped at Belson Center Steel Processing Facility in Chicago Heights, Illinois on 5/14/12 #2277-78 in service 2/25/70; on long term hold 11/20/11, scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2277 on 7/16/12; car #2278 on 7/17/12 #2279-80 in service 2/5/70; put on long term hold 8/19/12; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2279 on 9/14/12; car #2280 on 9/14/12 #2281-82 in service 3/2/70; put on long term hold 1/10/11; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap,car #2281 on 6/25/12; car #2282 on 6/22/12 #2283-84 in service 2/26/70; put on long term hold 6/12/11; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2283 on 5/8/12; car #2284 on 5/9/12 #2285-86 in service 3/2/70; unit scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap,car #2285 on 5/23/12; car #2286 on 5/22/12 #2287-88 in service 2/5/70; put on long term hold 12/12/11; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2287 on 7/5/12; car #2288 on 7/6/12 #2289-90 in service unknown; unit damaged in loop accident on 2/4/77; authorized by CTA for retirement on 12/21/82; held in storage as on 9/6/83; scrapped on 7/22/86 at Pielet Brothers Scrap In McCook, Illinois (pictures of damage to #2289) "http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/2200/cta2289.jpg" (picture and audio recording of accident at Lake/Wabash in 1977) "http://www.chicagonewsreport.com/2012/02/audio-remembering-feb-4-1977-loop-cta.html" (additional pictures and info at Chicago-l.org)"http://www.chicago-l.org/mishaps/loop.html" #2291-92 in service 2/13/70; put on long term hold list 10/10/10 to provide a pool of spare parts for the rest of the fleet; was removed off the roster 6/12/11; scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap Processing Facility in Chicago Heights, Illinois - car #2291 on 5/4/12; car #2292 on 5/3/12 #2293-94 in service 2/10/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 2/7/13; temporarily stored at Harlem Yard; transferred from Harlem Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 3/27-28/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2293 sent on 5/8/2013, car #2294 sent on 5/9/2013 #2295-96 in service 2/12/70; stored and awaiting scrapping 6/21/13 at Rosemont yard; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 10/15-16/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2295 sent on 10/29/2013, car #2296 sent on 10/30/2013 #2297-98 in service 2/13/70; put on long term hold 12/12/11, scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2297 on 7/30/12; car #2298 on 7/31/12 #2299-#2300 in service 2/18/70; put on long term hold 12/12/11, scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2299 on 8/16/12; car #2300 on 8/17/12 #2301-02 in service 2/19/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 2/7/13; transferred from Rosemont yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 4/3-4/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2301 sent on 5/3/13; car #2302 sent on 5/2/13 #2303-04 in service 2/25/70; stored and awaiting scrapping at Rosemont yard 7/4/13; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 7/15/2013; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 11/12-13/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2303 sent on 12/4/2013, car #2304 sent on 12/5/2013 #2305-06 in service 2/26/70; put on long term hold 8/19/12; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2305 on 1/24/13; car #2306 on 1/21/13 #2307-08 in service unknown; Unit involved in accident at Addison/Blue line in 1976; car #2307 renumbered #2351 and paired with #2352 (formerly #2316) on 6/30/82; car #2308 severely damaged in Addison/Blue line accident; authorized by CTA for retirement on 12/21/82; held in storage as of 9/6/83; scrapped on 7/23/86 by Pielet Brothers Scrap in McCook, Illinois #2309-10 in service 4/6/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; stored at Skokie Shops yard; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2309 sent on 7/17/2013; car #2310 sent on 7/18/2013 #2311-12 in service 3/17/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 2/7/13; temporarily stored at Harlem Yard; transferred from Harlem Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 3/27-28/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2311 sent on 5/6/2013; car #2312 sent on 5/7/2013 #2313-14 in service 3/20/70; stored in Rosemont yard since early 5/13; sent to Skokie Shops 8/9/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2313 sent on 10/21/2013, car #2314 sent on 10/22/2013 #2315-16 in service unknown; Unit involved in accident at Chicago/Milwaukee in 11/77; with car #2315 suffering shattered passenger side motorcab windshield and a portion of the windshield frame was damaged, unit transferred to Skokie Shops for repairs, car #2315 damaged in fire at Skokie Shops yard that started on S-606 on 11/26/77; authorized by CTA for retirement on 12/21/82; held in storage as on 9/6/83; scrapped on 7/23/86 by Pielet Brothers Scrap in McCook, Illinois; car #2316 was renumbered #2352 and paired with #2351 (originally #2307) after mate was authorized for retirement side #2315 (picture of burnt out #2315) "http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/2200/cta2315.jpg" #2317-18 in service 3/30/70; taken out of service 7/12/13; stored at Rosemont yard;unit moved from active service to the long term hold list 7/15/13; moved from Rosemont yard to Skokie Shops overnight on 11/27-28/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2317 sent on 12/10/2013, car #2318 sold to UNICOR/Federal Prison Industries, sent on 1/9/2014 #2319-20 in service 4/1/70; on long term hold by 2/7/13; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 5/21-22/13; car #2319 scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap on 10/31/2013; car #2320 sold to Paramount Pictures for the movie Transformers IV, removed from CTA property on 7/9/2013; went to Detroit for filming T4 where it was dropped from a crane; (pictures of #2320 in Detroit) (picture 1) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-smJyTxXRJ8A/UfbDuvnEtdI/AAAAAAAAQZM/w7XgH5ekogI/s1600/TF4DetroitJerryBChinaSet23.jpg (picture 2) http://p.blogspot.com/-JoqjFgjSU4I/UfbDvCLDCVI/AAAAAAAAQZs/DMpZV9sx5zA/s1600/TF4DetroitJerryBChinaSet25.jpg it's future is undetermined #2321-22 in service 4/6/70; on long term hold by 2/7/13; sent to Skokie Shops 5/19/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car 2321 sent on 5/13/2013; car 2322 sent on 5/10/2013 #2323-24 in service 4/3/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 2/7/13; transferred from Rosemont Yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 5/21-22/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2323 sent on 5/30/2013; car #2324 sent on 5/31/2013 #2325-26 in service 4/2/70; on long term hold by 11/22/10; removed from car roster by 6/12/11; Scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2325 on 5/2/12; car #2326 on 4/25/12 #2327-28 in service 12/24/70; was one of the final 10 cars that went out of revenue service 7/31/13 was modified to a farewell old friends car for a final trip and was ran 8/8/13; moved to the long term hold list 9/5/13; sat at Harlem Yard (Green Line) until early March 2014 when it was transferred to Skokie Shops. Scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2327 sent on 3/14/2014; car #2328 sent on 3/13/2014 #2329-30 in service 12/22/70; put on long term hold 10/12/10 to provide a pool of parts for the remaining fleet; removed from car roster by 6/12/11; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2329 on 4/20/12; car #2330 on 4/19/12 #2331-32 in service 4/21/70; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2331 on 5/16/12; car #2332 on 5/15/12 #2333-34 in service 12/12/70; stored and awaiting scrapping at Rosemont yard 7/12/13; transferred from Rosemont yard to Skokie Shops yard overnight on 10/31-11/1/13; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2333 sent on 12/18/2013, car #2334 sent on 12/17/2013 #2335-36 in service 11/13/70; put on long term hold 8/19/11; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2335 on 4/18/12; car #2336 on 4/18/12 #2337-38 in service 11/13/70; moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 8/19/2012, stored at Skokie Shops yard; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2337 sent on 3/26/2013, car #2338 sent on 3/25/2013 #2339-40 in service 10/6/70; was one of the final 10 cars that went out of revenue service 7/31/13; was modified to a farewell old friends car for a final trip and was ran 8/8/13; moved to the long term hold list 9/5/13; sat at Harlem Yard (Green Line) until early March 2014 when it was sent to Skokie Shops; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2339 sent on 3/21/2014; car #2340 sent on 3/20/2014 #2341-42 in service unknown; Involved in derailment At Cicero/Douglas on 9/24/79; car #2341 converted to a training car scrapped on 6/27/01; car #2342 suffered damage from Cicero/Douglas accident; authorized by CTA for retirement on 12/21/82; held in storage as of 9/6/83; scrapped on 7/22/86 at Pielet Brothers Scrap in McCook, Illinois (pictures of damage to #2342) "http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/2200/cta2342.jpg" (pictures of accident at Cicero/Douglas)"http://www.chicago-l.org/mishaps/cicero.gif" #2343-44 in service 12/22/70; on long term hold 2/7/13; was stored in rosemont yard with a busted window in motorman's cab, boarded up; removed 5/13 to Skokie Shops, scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap; car #2343 sent on 5/15/2013, car #2344 sent on 5/14/2013; spotted 6/25/13 being transported via flatbed truck on I-80 as a hull. (totally stripped, picture on Pg 15 of this thread, thanks to Dann) #2345-46 in service 12/22/70; on long term hold list 6/12/11; back in service early 2012; was one of the final 10 cars that went out of revenue service 7/31/13 was modified to a farewell old friends car for a final trip and was ran 8/8/13; moved to the long term hold list 9/5/13; sat at Harlem Yard (Green Line) until early March 2014 when it was sent to Skokie Shops; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2345 sent on 3/19/2014; car #2346 sent on 3/17/2014 #2347-48 in service 11/13/70; stored in 54th Yard 8/12; back in service 9/12; stored in Rosemont yard since early 5/13; sent to Skokie Shops 8/1/13; it went up for bid auction on 12/18/13 at Rick Levin Auctions and one of the cars was sold to a Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. (Press Release To Jungle Jim's) Rumor has it that the second car was sold to Google for their Chicago offices. #2349-50 in service 11/13/70; on long term hold list by 12/12/11, scrapped at Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2349 on 1/17/13; car #2350 on 1/18/13 #2351-52 in service 6/30/82 (date #2307 and #2316 were remated and put into service bearing these new numbers): moved from active service to the long-term hold list and stored at Rosemont yard by 6/5/2013; stored at Skokie Shops yard; scrapped by Belson Steel Center Scrap, car #2351 sent on 6/28/2013, car #2352 sent on 7/1/2013 7/31/13 was the final date in revenue service on the Blue line. On 8/8/13, a special farewell trip was run by the CTA, Cars stored in Rosemont yard will remain there until enough extra #2600's are transferred over to replace them. Here is a lifetime assignment sheet for the #2200's so far.
  11. 2200-series - Service Dates

    If they say they can do it it's a positive. No other way though to do that series of cars that is the last set on CTA property
  12. 2200-series - Service Dates

    So they want to make 2273-74 heritage cars. Hopefully they didnt do to much damage to them when they were locker room cars.
  13. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    It's eventually coming to all the 7900 novas and nfs. Was the screen functioning correctly?
  14. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    What your looking for is a 5 digit number cause I only see a 4 digit number. Like I said alot of those have been removed. The ones I shot were like the only ones there. I probably need to see one up close and personal.
  15. Fishbowl questions

    Remember the old #300 -#449 series GM fishbowls. Did they have at the back door 2 seperate glass windows or one (one at the top of the door and bottom or just the top)? I was looking at #301 (CTA's historic fleet) and see that it only has the top glass window on the back door. Then I recently saw a picture of #308 and it has both glass windows what is correct?
  16. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Need I remind you you are not a moderator. But we are tired of you too.
  17. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Blue line always has had issues. Alot of it is old equipment. Even remember when the tie split causing the subway accident at lake milwaukee curve? Theres been alot of train faults. Thats my youtube channel the videos are all there. Its pretty chronicaled throughout the early 2000s. Something is going on for cta to bring 3200s over. 567 is getting too much negative feedback. Even myself I'm hearing alot of stories of people running to rideshare and the word that comes up is blue line. Not the red not the brown. You know how everyone says give the nw side the old equipment because service is lighter, where does the blue line fit into that. That's the 2nd busiest line!! Dont know who is the head equipment manager at CTA but there priorities are all screwed up. They need to mandate all those managers must ride the system because they act like or dont care about what's going on for the riding public.
  18. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Speaking of 7900s the problems aren't much different than this old video. They buy 8325s with windows that dont open and we know novas aren't exactly the thermo kings of the transit world especially here in chi town. I've talked to operators out of fg and they just dont like these new buses ac. So if the ac is vulnerable why buy windows like this. It makes no sense. I can only think because nova bus offered them a deal if they bought buses using septa spec parts. I hope we are not going to be too shocked when we see the insides of these buses. I think long term the windows will be swapped out because you will have pandemonium when the bus overheats and there is no relief. Would be interesting to see if the 6400s window frame fits in a 8325.
  19. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    So it doesnt have the complete vin. Interesting
  20. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    You cant zoom it up. My camera takes high res pics. On the bottom it says nov 8th 2018 and then the line below says nov 14th. It says on the top of the paper chicago cta. And in the middle is its fleet number along with another 4 digit number. Looks like a factory identity paper. Dont want to sent it to Septa by accident!!! That would be most embarrassing.
  21. December 2018 Bus Changes

    That was the plan. Surprised to hear it changed. Once you put a station though you will be locked into that route. Best case is put it at terminals that have many routes. Dont know what they are going to save as far as money. They will probably have to have an extra operator to help rotate the charging buses. So what do you save? Operators dont work for peanuts!!! It will be interesting though. If for instance you put a charging station at navy pier and you have 20 buses and a 29, 124 and 66 all pull up needing charges. Can you fulfill the demand. If your charger fails what do you tell everyone a shuttle bus will be coming in 5 min.??? Electric may be nice thought about it myself but it's not practical until there are a majority of those vehicles on the road.
  22. December 2018 Bus Changes

    Seems like it will just be the one bay b or c but I would have left one of those bays way out of the way or at least on an apron. Because it's a high traffic area and these buses sitting here could pose a risk if there was a fire or something. We also dont want the charging station to get struck by another bus or vehicle. If the buses can do 100 miles on a charge they wont need it too often anyway. It basically comes down to do they want to run them 24/7.
  23. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    You know there was a Rock Island livery that they had made up for a retiring employee. Would be kind of cool if they did a cnw one but Union Pacific wouldnt probably let it run on there line but the same could be said with milwaukee road and cn. Kind of interesting they mention it's a heritage engine. Metra has heritage engines?
  24. Pace Roster

    This is what I have for the current Pace roster. (last updated 1/8/18 @ 2:05 PM) (from north to south) McHenry First Transit: (4 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2006): #2661, #2662, #2697, #2698 (4 total) North (Waukegan) ( 52 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2017) #6730 - #6781 (52 total) City Of Highland Park (11 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2006): #2630 - #2634, #2636 - #2639 (9 total) Orion Hybrid (2011): #2830, #2831 (2 total) East Dundee Outstation Division (27 total) Eldorado Axess BRT Highway Edition (2016): #6485 - #6509 (25 total) Eldorado Axess BRT Highway Edition (2012): #6377 - #6378 (2 total) Northwest (125 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2009): #2768 - #2784 (18 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2013-14): #6392- #6399 (8 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2014-15): #6400 - #6412, #6414 - #6476 (76 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2016): #6566 - #6574 (9 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2017) (Pulse buses) #6510 - #6520 (11 total) Eldorado Axess BRT(2017): #6786 (1 total) North Shore (49 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2006): #2651 - #2659 (9 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2007): #2705 - #2706 (2 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2014-15): #6477 - #6484 (8) Eldorado Axess BRT (2016): #6564, #6565 (2 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2017): #6700-02, #6707 - #6712, #6714 - #6729, #6782, #6783 (27 total) Niles (11 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2006): #2601, #2640 - #2649 (11 total) River Division (Elgin) (40 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2007): #2686, #2696, #2702, #2702, #2703, #2707 - #2712, #2714 - #2726, #2736 - #2741, #2765 (30 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2016): #6558 Eldorado Axess BRT Highway Edition (2012): #6379, #6380, #6382 - #6386, #6389 - #6391 (10 total) West (186 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2012-13): #6323 - #6376 (55 total) NABI LFW-40 (2003): #6164, #6175, #6206, #6208, #6210, #6214,#6219, #6220, #6222 - #6231, #6233 -#6240, #6246 - #6249, #6251, #6252, #6253, #6255 - #6261 (40 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2016): #6559 - #6563 (5 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2017): #6703 - #6706 (4 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2018): #6784, #6785 (2 total) NABI LFW-40 (2005): #6262 - #6281, #6283 - #6296, #6298 - #6311, #6314 - #6318,-#6322 (58 total) NABI LFW (2003): #6612, #6645, #6651, #6652, #6666, #6667, #6669, #6672, #6675, #6680 ( 10 total) Batavia MV Transportation: (Dupage-Wheaton) (17 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2007): #2727 - #2735 (9 total) Romeoville MV Transportation: (9 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2009): #2807 - #2812 (6 total) Ford Transit/Eldorado Paratransit: #5710, #5712, #5735 (3 total) Fox Valley Division Aurora (42 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2006): #2605 - #2612, #2614 - #2629, #2667, #2674 - #2677, #2683, #2688, #2700, #2701, #2704 (38 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2009): #2826 - #2829 (4 total) Westmont First Student (Westmont/Lisle) (20 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2006): #2602 - #2604, #2650, #2699 (5 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2009): #2767, #2793 - #2806 (15 total) Schaumburg First Transit (Glen Ellyn) (7 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider Trolley Edition (2017): #8624 - #8630 (7 total) Naperville First Student: (28 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2006): #2600, #2635, #2660, #2663 - #2666, #2668 - #2673, #2678 - #2682, #2684, #2685, #2687, #2689 - #2695 (28 total) Heritage Division (Joliet) (49 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2009): #2742 - #2764 (23 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2009): #2766 (1 total) MCI D-4500 (2013) #6950 - #6962 (13 total) MCI D-4500 (2014) #6963 - #6970 (8 total) MCI D-4500 (2015) #6971 - #6976 (6 total) MCI-D-4500 (2017) #6977 - #6979 (3 total) (Coming Soon, not yet reflected in garage total) Southwest (58 total) Eldorado Axess BRT (2016): #6522 - #6557, #6575 (37 total) Eldorado Axess BRT Highway Edition (2012): #6381, #6387, #6388 (3 total) Eldorado EZ-Rider (2009): #2785 - #2792, #2814 - #2825 (20 total) South (102 total) Eldorado Axess BRT CNG (2018): #18500 - #18510 (11) Eldorado Axess BRT CNG (2015-16): #15500 - #15512, #15514 - #15520 have arrived at Pace acceptance around 12/26/15 and have been put into South's fleet rotation. These first 20 are the test/pilot buses. Eldorado Axess BRT CNG (2017): #17500 - #17512, #17514 - #17571 (71 total) South Holland: (In the dead line/junkyard) (70 total) Orion VI (2000): #6000, #6002 - #6004, #6010, #6011, #6014, #6015, #6017, #6023, #6025 - #6028, #6030, #6034, #6036, #6045, #6049, #6050, #6052, #6055, #6063, #6072, #6075, #6077, #6080, #6082, #6086, #6087, #6089, #6090, #6094, #6095, #6097, #6098, #6100, #6102, #6104 - #6106, #6112, #6114, #6115, #6118, #6120, #6124, #6127, #6128, #6138, #6139, #6142, #6147, #6152. (54 total) NABI LFW-40 (2003): #6167, #6174, #6188, #6199, #6211, #6216, #6217 (7 total) NABI LFW-35 (2003): #6629, #6634, #6635, #6677 (4 total) NABI LFW-40 (2005): #6282 (1 total) MCI D-4000 (2002): #6900 - #6907 (8 total) Chance AH-28: #1 - #5, #7 (6 total) Buses to be sold: (13 total) Chance AH-28: #6 (1 total) #2425, #2430, #2433, #2434 #2436, #2437, #2438, #2441, #2442, #2445 - #2447 (12 total) Ravinia: (Special events/storage for extra buses) (13 total) Orion VI (2000): #6012, #6018, #6056 (3 total) NABI LFW-35 (2003): #6617, #6619, #6653 - #6658, #6678, #6681 (10 total)
  25. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    According to first and fastest on facebook they claim that theres a milwaukee road liveried Metra engine.
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