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Good evening, 

Been listing to CTA rail channels and I have wondered what on sight operations are? Rail control puts out this announcement every time work is being done on the tracks a major event is letting out at Wrigley, what is on sight operations? Thanks. 

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3 hours ago, MRChiCity said:

Good evening, 

Been listing to CTA rail channels and I have wondered what on sight operations are? Rail control puts out this announcement every time work is being done on the tracks a major event is letting out at Wrigley, what is on sight operations? Thanks. 

As far as I know, it means they aren't using the cab signals in the motorman's cab.  The motorman just uses his/her eyes to slow down or stop as necessary.

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On 8/27/2018 at 9:59 PM, MRChiCity said:

Good evening, 

Been listing to CTA rail channels and I have wondered what on sight operations are? Rail control puts out this announcement every time work is being done on the tracks a major event is letting out at Wrigley, what is on sight operations? Thanks. 

How do you listen to channels? Do you have a radio or use a website? My old website feed was trashed a year ago. 

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On 8/29/2018 at 6:03 PM, ajm522 said:

How do you listen to channels? Do you have a radio or use a website? My old website feed was trashed a year ago. 

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Signals or not, the operator must be alert for unusual activity on or near the right of way. This could be a drunk person staggering near the edge of the platform, workers and flagmen and being aware of cars trying to go around crossing gates, and other thing.

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