Metra Approves $71M Contract To Replace Aging LocomotivesThe agency has 147 locomotives, about 70 percent of which are rated in poor or marginal condition.
New Pre-Owned Metra Locomotives Contribute to Pollution; CEO Says New Locomotives Too ExpensiveMetra says it’s adding to its aging fleet, but the previously Amtrak-owned locomotives that Metra bought this year are ranked the lowest of the low by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
'A State Of Disrepair', Metra To Get More Used Trains To Fix Current ProblemsMetra said it plans to add 42 more locomotives that are used to its fleet early next year. There could be a few new engines in the mix but the prospects and the pricing are still under review.
Union Station Helps Thousands Celebrate National Train DayThousands of people jammed Chicago Union Station Saturday -- but not because they needed to go somewhere. It was the fifth annual National Train Day. Many, such as 12-year-old Kevin Mack, were self-described "railfans" or "train geeks."