Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


RJL6000 last won the day on May 22 2016

RJL6000 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

70 Excellent

About RJL6000

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    Mount Prospect, IL

Recent Profile Visitors

13310 profile views
  1. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Yes. Hanover Displays' Monochrome destination signs instead of the Luminator Horizon signs that have been in most of the recent CTA buses.
  2. More Bus Moves

    That's not a loan, Three buses - 1836, 1837 and 1838, were (officially) transferred from Chicago to Kedzie the weekend of December 14-15, 2018.
  3. 2200-series - Service Dates

    Correction: The IRM cars are #2243-2244, not #2347-2348. Cars #2347 and #2348 are now at two different places, where they have been converted to other uses.
  4. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Necroing an old post, unless it is relevant to the more recent posts in the same thread or another thread, is just poor Web etiquette. The most recent posts in this thread has more to do with buses that remain in service. But 6441 and nearly all of the other early 6400s were retired from revenue service a couple of years ago, so that necroing became irrelevant to the current discussion.
  5. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    That confirmed what I stated above. Note the run number in the box beginning with "A", and the "A" on the windshield sticker.
  6. Pace 2019 Budget

    And the reason why it was eliminated was not just due to low ridership, but it was deemed too close (distance-wise) to the higher-ridership #302. The very same reason is why route #304 is now being eliminated.
  7. Pace 2019 Budget

    Seems convenient, but the major reason it was killed off or never fully implemented is the extremely low actual ridership levels. After all, it costs an astronomical amount of money to implement such a route only to see fewer than 10 people take it on an average weekday. So, you can't implement a route without the heavy ridership prediction that is needed to sustain continued service along that route.
  8. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Archer Garage closed on February 7, 2010, with the Novas that were assigned there redistributed to Chicago, Forest Glen, 77th, North Park and 74th at that time. It was demolished four years later. Retail space today occupies the site.
  9. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Actually, Kedzie never had been officially assigned these Novas. During the time that the #21 ran primarily Novas, that route (along with the #60) were assigned to the now-defunct Archer Garage, not Kedzie.
  10. CTA 'L' Rosters

    By the end of this month, the Blue Line will run both series of cars in regular service, while it is looking more like the Orange Line will be equipped entirely with 2600s. The Brown Line will continue to operate primarily 3200s, with its assigned 2600s only operating during weekday rush periods and other times when that line needs to operate more cars.
  11. 3200-series - Rehabs

    They were on the Brown
  12. CTA 'L' Rosters

    I took a good look at a 3400 on that page, and it wasn't 3423 or 3424. It was actually 3411-3412. And among the 2600s that had those stickers for signs was pair 2667-2668.
  13. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Overnights and on some weekend days.
  14. CTA 'L' Rosters

    The 3200s now on the Blue Line may not be in continguous blocks. Today I was in car 3279 of an 8-car Forest Park-bound train made up of 3270s, which were (listed in numerical order) 3271-3272, 3273-3274, 3277-3278 and 3279-3280. And for the first few weeks (at least) of 3200-series operation on the Blue Line, the 3200s will all operate as solid four- or eight-car trains, in order to work out any bugs that the Blue Line operators may encounter.
  15. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Racine on the Forest Park (Congress) portion of the Blue Line. By the way, the 100 or so 3200s will be phased into service on the line on a weekly basis, two 8-car trains at a time.