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Old 01-29-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The trains can plow through quite a bit of snow. For as long as I've lived here I've never seen a snowfall that was sufficient to keep the trains from running....
The Blue Line got screwed up in early January 1999. That winter caused a lot of track damage as well.

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Default Track damage

temperature deltas can really screw the tracks in winter. Has nothing to do with actual snow.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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Only winter here. Too long, too grey and too cold. If the Earth would shift a little and reduce the total time of winter to a max. of 4 weeks, it would be the perfect place to live.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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temperature deltas can really screw the tracks in winter. Has nothing to do with actual snow.


Yeah no kidding. Where did I say the snow warped the tracks???


Well the trains could not run on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line because there was too much snow.

...and before you can say I do not know what I am talking about,I was taking the Blue Line to work during that time period and for a period of a few days to a week no trains could run past Belmont because there was too much snow on the tracks.

http://www.danphifer.com/snowfall.htm (broken link)

http://cbs2chicago.com/vault/blizzar....2.619950.html

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Old 01-29-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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The only thing that I dislike about Chicago is the winter....and, that is why I don't live there anymore!

To the poster that says that Chicago is not interesting, come and live down south for awhile. You will soon realize that Chicago is more interesting than anything down here!
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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When I lived there...didn't like the winter, or sometimes going through 4 or 5 cloudy days in a row. Summers it actually got in the low 50's at night, and that was common. it was rare for it to ever break 85 as well during the day. Also, because it's on the easternmost border of the central time zone, it seems to get dark earlier than it should (I doubt anyone else has pointed that out). Mainly, didn't like the fact that it felt like a city strictly for business, and not for dreamers.

Things I did like, people are generally very friendly and open to meeting new people, unlike every other city in the midwest. 100.3 is a great radio station and I really liked Portillos. Good nightlife too.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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1) The fact that Chicago is located in the middle of nowhere.

It could be worse. You could be in Detroit.


2) I mean, how many hours you have to drive to find anything interesting?

Well, it depends on what your idea of interesting is. It seems that would be New York, so about 12 hours, I guess.

3) And how many hours you have to drive to find another big city?

1.5 to Milwaukee
3 to Indianapolis
4 to St. Louis
4.5 to Detroit
6 to Cleveland
8 to Minneapolis/St. Paul

Or does only New York count as a big city? Anyway, isn't the next closest big city to NYC, Newark? Not really a tourist mecca, is it?
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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1) More snow; City looks to barren most of wintertime
2) Koreatown and Devon st closer in proximity to city center
3) Mountains nearby
4) Faster El access to Ohare. Midway is acceptable..
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Detroit is close to Toronto, CA, and closer to the East Coast (although I personally don't like the East Coast).

Chicago is practically in the middle of nowhere. It's too big for where it is. Never more than 30 minutes away from Indiana or Wisconsin. I always had that impression there.

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Old 01-29-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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Mappy, don't be so ignorant.

Detroit is close to Toronto, CA, and closer to the East Coast (although I personally don't like the East Coast).

Chicago is practically in the middle of nowhere. It's too big for where it is. Never more than 30 minutes away from Indiana or Wisconsin. I always had that impression there.
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Per Mapquest, Detroit is 4 hours, 15 minutes from Toronto, 4 hours, 42 minutes from Chicago, and 10 hours from New York. Hmm, doesn't really seem that Detroit is closer to the east coast, does it?

Your last statement makes no sense whatsoever. It's too big for where it is? Yeah, whatever.

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