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#21 Seaboard92

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:29 PM

Apparently the diesel services are facing an equipment shortage.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

Apparently the diesel services are facing an equipment shortage.

 

If I remember rightly they have ordered some and are getting some returned from a lease/loan (but that doesn't sound right).


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:35 PM

Apparently the diesel services are facing an equipment shortage.

 
If I remember rightly they have ordered some and are getting some returned from a lease/loan (but that doesn't sound right).

I've been planning a charter on them and that's the biggest roadblock they've given me. I've since fixed it with an E8 and E9 but it's still strange. But I think you'll like what I'm announcing tomorrow.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:13 AM

Not related to Metra Electric(where no changes have occurred since the September 2017 service revisions), but as part of the 2018 budget a limited number of trains were eliminated or combined together(rush hour express trains). Those service eliminations started yesterday, as of 2/5/18. The cuts or combinations(into one train, for rush hour express trains) occurred on the North Central Service(Antioch), Milwaukee District North(Fox Lake), Southwest Service(Orland Park/Manhattan), and Rock Island(Joliet) lines. List of all the cuts and combined trains is on this pdf: https://metrarail.co...nts_feb2018.pdf

 

And not a service cut, but the Romeoville station has finally entered service on the Heritage Corridor line! Good to know. And new schedule: https://metrarail.co...ert_corr_v2.pdf



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:45 AM

 

 

Apparently the diesel services are facing an equipment shortage.

 
If I remember rightly they have ordered some and are getting some returned from a lease/loan (but that doesn't sound right).

I've been planning a charter on them and that's the biggest roadblock they've given me. I've since fixed it with an E8 and E9 but it's still strange. But I think you'll like what I'm announcing tomorrow.

 

We never did get "that announcement tomorrow". Everything fall through?



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:55 AM

 

 

 

Apparently the diesel services are facing an equipment shortage.

 
If I remember rightly they have ordered some and are getting some returned from a lease/loan (but that doesn't sound right).

I've been planning a charter on them and that's the biggest roadblock they've given me. I've since fixed it with an E8 and E9 but it's still strange. But I think you'll like what I'm announcing tomorrow.

 

We never did get "that announcement tomorrow". Everything fall through?

 

 

I've been wondering that too....


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