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Metra

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Metra
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Metra train crossing at 71st/Exchange

Warning sign on the top of a Metra train in Chicago

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Warning sign on the top of a Metra train in Chicago
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Model Railroad and Metra?

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Question by Shadow: Model Railroad and Metra?
I used to ride the metra from university park to the end of the orange line. the first car, the engineer car, looked like the rest of the train and when I got into model railroading i was wondering if anyone knows if there’s a model railroad locomotive like this:

http://www.railroadpix.com/images/passenger/pas_img_12/metra_01.jpg

Or couldI install a DCC clip in a passenger car and use that like a locomotive?

Best answer:

Answer by AJ Gonfiantini
I’ve looked around walthers.com, I’m not 100% sure on this, but I’m almost 95% sure that there aren’t any locomotives that are cars. If I were you, don’t always think walthers is the only one, try yahoo searches or google and you might find a METX passenger car/locomotive. I would imagine if you had proper training in electronics you could put a horn like all other passenger cars on Metra do.

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55th St. Metra Electric Stop – Chicago

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

55th St. Metra Electric Stop – Chicago
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View of 55th St. Metra Electric stop. Hyde Park – Chicago, IL

55th St. Metra Electric Stop – Chicago

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

55th St. Metra Electric Stop – Chicago
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View of 55th St. Metra Electric stop. Hyde Park – Chicago, IL

59th St. – University of Chicago Metra Electric Station

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

59th St. – University of Chicago Metra Electric Station
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59th St. – University of Chicago Metra Electric stop.

27th St. Metra Electric Stop – Chicago

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

27th St. Metra Electric Stop – Chicago
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27th St. Metra Electric Stop looking lonely. Chicago, IL.

Does a CTA pass work with Metra electric?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Question by John: Does a CTA pass work with Metra electric?
Im a student at the university of illinois at chicago and i have my U-pass (CTA card) and google maps is telling me i have to take the metra electric train (not the normal metra trains, i know my upass doesnt work there) so does my upass work with metra electric? and if not how much does it cost to ride metra electric?

thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by bri
Nope! your U-pass only works on the cta and the el. Sorry.

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Metra Train at Roosevelt Road Station – Chicago

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Metra Train at Roosevelt Road Station – Chicago
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Train stopped at Roosevelt Road Station – Chicago, IL.

Whittle Trains Metra Cab Car

Monday, February 13th, 2012

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