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Metra Dinkys (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.

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An inbound Metra commuter train paces the Chicago Burlington & Quincy "Nebraska Zephyr" shortly after its departure from Big Timber.

(Metra Dinky, Nebraska Zephyr, Metra, other, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Big Timber).     Image size is available.

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An inbound Metra commuter train paces the Chicago Burlington & Quincy "Nebraska Zephyr" shortly after its departure from Big Timber.

(Metra Dinky, Nebraska Zephyr, Metra, other, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Big Timber).     Image size is available.

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The engineer of an inbound Metra commuter train gives a thumbs up as his train paces the Chicago Burlington & Quincy "Nebraska Zephyr" shortly after its departure from Big Timber.

(Metra Dinky, Nebraska Zephyr, Metra, other, photographed on 17 June 1998 at Big Timber).     Image size is available.

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An outbound Metra dinky passes the BNSF Eola Yard on a rainy overcast afternoon.

(Metra Dinky, Metra, photographed on 29 June 1998 at Eola Yard).     Image size is available.

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An outbound Metra dinky passes the BNSF Eola Yard on a rainy overcast afternoon.

(Metra Dinky, Metra, photographed on 29 June 1998 at Eola Yard).     Image size is available.

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An inbound Metra dinky passes the BNSF Eola Yard on a rainy overcast afternoon.

(Metra Dinky, Metra, photographed on 29 June 1998 at Eola Yard).     Image size is available.

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Metra 197 GM EMD F40PHM-2 diesel-electric locomotive hurries past the BNSF Eola Yard with its outbound dinky on a rainy overcast afternoon.

(METX 197, Metra Dinky, METX, GM EMD F40PHM-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Metra, photographed on 29 June 1998 at Eola Yard).     Image size is available.

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Metra 190 GM EMD F40PHM-2 diesel-electric locomotive hurries past the BNSF Eola Yard with its dinky on a rainy overcast afternoon.

(METX 190, Metra Dinky, METX, GM EMD F40PHM-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Metra, photographed on 29 June 1998 at Eola Yard).     Image size is available.

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Metra 193 GM EMD F40PHM-2 diesel-electric locomotive hurries past the BNSF Eola Yard with its dinky on a rainy overcast afternoon.

(METX 193, Metra Dinky, METX, GM EMD F40PHM-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Metra, photographed on 29 June 1998 at Eola Yard).     Image size is available.

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Metra 195 GM EMD F40PHM-2 diesel-electric locomotive hurries past the BNSF Eola Yard with its dinky on a rainy overcast afternoon.

(METX 195, Metra Dinky, METX, GM EMD F40PHM-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Metra, photographed on 29 June 1998 at Eola Yard).     Image size is available.

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.

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