Posts Tagged "metra"

Track Marks

Spotted these marks on the Metra tracks near 55/56/57, and wondered what they were for. My best guess is that they indicate some area for repair, but I’m really not certain.

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Remembering a Memorial

When it was still up, I wondered how many other people saw it – and how many still stopped to read it. Now that it’s gone, I wonder if anyone else in Chicago notices it’s missing. Or if it’s just me.

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Electronic Devices Only

I’m assuming that, at some point in time, someone decided to plug in a hotplate and began cooking up some bacon and eggs. And maybe the resulting grease splashing around caused some burns?

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Mastering the Workaround

I started thinking again about fixes and problems, and how in some situations we get better at our workarounds… while still not addressing the root cause of our problems.

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Love is Where You Find It

After a few days of unseasonably warm temperatures, today was cold and windy. A lot of the windows at my neighborhood Metra had ice and condensation – giving the whole entryway a kind of diffused look.

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Fleeting Flossmoor

Last weekend, I trekked out to Flossmoor to meet up with Bob. I didn’t get to spend much time there, but snapped a few photos of the journey.

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The Tiny Metra Door

On the days when I get off at the Van Buren stop, I pass by this small little door at the base of the ramp. I always wonder what might be behind it, and always thought about pausing to take a photo.

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Through the Metra Glass

“For the FRA Type II glass, the manufacturer must drop a 12-pound masonry block of specified parameters, which impacts the glass at 12-feet-per-second.”

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Safety First

I couldn’t get a sense of anything else around this sign, that might warrant a safety reminder. It just seemed to have been planted in the middle of nowhere, akin to a sign that someone might put next to the sidewalk that says “Eat Your Vegetables.”

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