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Metra commuter trains

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The Chicago Burlington & Quincy and later the Burlington Northern and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads use the term "Dinky" to refer to a commuter passenger train. The Chicago & North Western and later the Union Pacific railroads use the term "Scoot" to refer to a commuter passenger train.

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Metra commuter stations   We've photos of a variety of the 250 stations in the system

Click image for 12 selections, with 322 photos available. Then choose the Metra route, then the station.

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Metra Dinkys (commuter trains)

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Metra Scoots (commuter trains)

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Metra diesel-electric locomotives

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Metra commuter bilevel coach cars

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Metra commuter bilevel cab-coach cars

Click image for 20 selections, with 54 photos available. Then choose the car or unit from the list.

The Metra rail system is formally known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation. They have maps, schedules, fares, online ticket ordering, and some photos on their World Wide Web site at http://www.metrarail.com. Well worth a visit.

Bill Vandervoort maintains an extensive collection of Metra Railfan Pages at http://hometown.aol.com/metrafan/mainmet.html. Detailed track maps, historical information, rosters, and photographs are included. Lisa M. Schlottman maintains Lisa's Metra Pictures Web site with a delightful collection photographs and sharing of personal experiences at http://fly.to/metra/. Both sites are well worth a visit or three.

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.