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  1. Jefferson Park Bus Terminal Renovation

    Less chance of weather delays over the summer.
  2. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    From the registration in the photograph and the fact that 6783 has not been on bustracker since August 2016, WB-2 is 6783. According to bus tracker 6705, 6784, 6870 and 6873 were on the 78 at 3:30pm yesterday. I know some buses spend periods not tracking but not 2.5 years.
  3. F40 repainting?

    On Saturday I saw 173 in the new livery. Does anyone know if it has been rebuilt to F40PH-3, if so it is the first of the 1983 batch (150-173) to be rebuilt. It does seem to have been missing since May last year.
  4. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    From the CPTB Wiki BW-62 was cta Flxible 3549
  5. Random Metra

    There are also 6-8 stored on the Milwaukee West at Bensenville.
  6. 4000-series DE60LF - Updates - Rehabs

    No, but the statement I made is directly from the cta. https://www.transitchicago.com/cta-uses-stimulus-funds-to-purchase-articulated-hybrid-buses/
  7. 4000-series DE60LF - Updates - Rehabs

    4150-4207 - "CTA was able to move quickly on the new bus order because last fall the Chicago Transit Board approved the reassignment of terms of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) contract option for the purchase of 58 New Flyer articulated hybrid buses pending the availability of stimulus funds, the agency said". They were delivered to the WMATA spec for seating and lighting. I assume as lights are replaced they are cta standard which are a different color. The final order 4300-4399 were piggybacked onto a Seattle order, but in this case cta had some input into the interior. At the time of the first two orders cta were looking to replace the 226 NABI artics that were withdrawn in February 2009. By then 4000-4100 had been delivered with 4101-414r delivered March & April with the last two in May and June 2009. 4150-4207 were delivered July-Sep 2009.
  8. More Bus Moves

    1366 & 1367 have had a nomadic existence! I have them delivered to C then to P in 2/09, K in 2/10, 74th in 6/15, 77th in 5/16, C in 7/17, 74th in 4/18 and finally 77th in 12/18.
  9. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    The 856 replacements on 855 are two additional journeys to the existing timetable starting/ending at Burr Ridge providing additional seats from/to there. The 755 has always only stopped at Plainfield and Old Chicago. Apart from the Bridgeview journeys on the 855, the only other change in stopping pattern is 851 only serving White Fence Farm and not starting from Old Chicago.
  10. EX-CN&W Pullman RTA cars in California

    Only the section from Tijuana to just west of Tecate is in Mexico. The line from Division (Canyon City) through Jacumba to Plaster City is in the USA. The F-units at Jacumba are probably the ones mentioned below: Carrizo Gorge Railway never owned any locomotives, but leased from various places. The railroad leased several locomotives from its employees and stockholder's interests from East County Dirt Works (ECDW). Two EMD F7As 100 & 102, ex-WCRC, née B&LE. One EMD F7B 101, ex-WCRC, née B&LE. One EMD GP9 3878, ex-DLSX, née SP. One EMD GP9 4324, ex-C&NW. One GP40M-2 669, ex-UP. One Alco S-4 1465, ex-RELCO, née SP.
  11. News: Metra to explore buying 200+ cars

    Yes. From the Metra site: "Metra issues RFP for new railcars that allows for alternative designs Metra today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for at least 200 new railcars, and it is allowing manufacturers to propose alternative car designs that may address Metra’s needs better than the bi-level gallery cars that have been used in Chicago for nearly 70 years. .... One important consideration will be to increase seating capacity. Since yard space and platform length currently limit the number and length of trains that can operate, increasing the seating capacity is a relatively fast and efficient way to meet increased ridership demand within our physical confines. In addition, the interior design of the seats, aisles, stairwells and doors must create the most efficient passenger flow possible. The seats must have arm rests and cup holders, and manufacturers have the option of proposing features such as USB ports, foot rests and tray tables with the seats. Heated floors also can be proposed as an option. The new cars also must include bike racks for two to five bikes, a camera/DVR system for the passenger area and LED lighting. Onboard Wi-Fi may be proposed as an option; but if the proposal does not include Wi-Fi, there must be provisions for it to be added later. Some alternative car designs now available have lower, platform-level boarding that could benefit ADA customers and families with strollers when boarding and detraining. Others have different side-loading door configurations that could potentially decrease the time it takes passengers to board and exit the train, which could also speed train trips."
  12. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    8348 is out on the 56. It is a ghost bus not on the trackers.
  13. March 2019 Bus Changes

    It was originally evening and OWL service that was extended when the Orange line opened. When the OWL service ended the evening (and early morning) Midway journeys were retained. This provided service on part of Archer that was covered by 62H at other times M-S. From 11/7/93 diverted via Kedzie to serve Kedzie/49th L station and extended late evenings and Owl to Midway station via 47th, Cicero & 59th. From 12/4/94 all Su eve services extended to Midway. Owl service w 4/26/98, Midway services retained early morning and evenings. Looks like the off street terminal at Cicero/Archer is being redeveloped?
  14. More Bus Moves

    Everything below 6675 were taken out of service 2/23-24. 6466 did make it out on 2/25 but has not been out since.
  15. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    1305 had a fire back in 2012