Rahm Emanuel’s ‘train geek’ diplomacy is a hit in Japan

The former Chicago mayor has been taking public transit on official trips, winning over local rail fans with his enthusiasm for trains.

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mickcube
mickcube
439 · 13 days ago · Reddit

i saw rahm waiting for the brown line once during a delay. he was wearing an all over print dragon ball z shirt and lamenting himself about how "the trains are so much better in asia". then he called me a gaijin and left

Blade_Trinity3
Blade_Trinity3
94 · 12 days ago · Reddit

You guys think it would be fun to be an ambassador to a cool country? I wonder what he actually has to do as ambassador to Japan?

rome869
rome869
89 · 12 days ago · Reddit

I moved to the city when he was running for Mayor and a man stopped me at the Addison Brown line and said "Hello, I'm Rahm and I'm running for mayor" and went to shake my hand.

I said "Cool, I'm running late" and walked passed him. It was until about 10 minutes later I realized who it was.

druzi312
druzi312
26 · 12 days ago · Reddit

i was always a fan of him doing this ..... not always a fan but he got this right.

Magnolia_Mystery
Magnolia_Mystery
21 · 12 days ago · Reddit

This story makes me chuckle because the one time I met Rahm, it was under the California Blue line station.

sniperdogz
sniperdogz
21 · 13 days ago · Reddit

Wow, a politician who loved trains. Imagine if he was still our mayor, no way the CTA would be in the shape it is now. But activists cried about him releasing a video too late so now we got Lori “car city/​planet reality” Lightfoot lmao.

esociety1
esociety1
15 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Rahm Emanuel comes back to Chicago to become the mayor in 2027. He didn't even run for mayor but wins by everyone writing in his name.

hybris12
hybris12
11 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Dude's an absolute foamer. I hear if you bring up Laquan McDonald in any capacity he'll immediately start ranting about EMD units and that time he got to ride in a North Shore Electroliner through the Loop

jrbattin
jrbattin
8 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Good to see he’s doing the one good thing he does

mrsinatra777
mrsinatra777
7 · 12 days ago · Reddit

I used to see him on the brown line all the time. He was always gracious to people.

bangsilencedeath
bangsilencedeath
6 · 12 days ago · Reddit

I saw him on the Brown Line one morning about 6 years ago. Seven? I dunno. He was drinking coffee and reading a newspaper. He had a big dude with him I assume was his bodyguard. I didn't say anything to either of them.