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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 01/20/2004

CSX Trenton Line Langhorne and Oxford Valley Pennsylvania

The occasion of my first SD70AC sighting was the highlight of a loooooong lunch.
C770 with CSX 2678 working the Bucks County Industrial Park, just across the tracks from Woodbourne Yard. Here it is shoving back toward the grade crossing at Wheeler Way.
The other half of C770's power, sitting down on the siding while 2678 switches cars, is actually a pair sort of, with GP40-2 6423 mated to road slug 2205.
As it sits, 2205 rusts before my very eyes. A more sorry looking unit you would be hard pressed to find, this is a testament of the hazards of using sodium-based paints.
After BCIP, C770 led by 2205 runs up Track 1 to cross over to Track 2 and stop just north of CP Wood at Township Line Road, where it will wait for Q175 to pass.
It does not have to wait long, as CSX 696 brings Q175 down Track 1.
The trailing unit on Q175 is CSX 4707, one of the new SD70AC's.
After C770 follows Q175 south of CP Nesh, it is Q418's turn, here heading north through Langhorne on its way to work Woodbourne Yard. Q418 seemed to go into emergency at the station, coming to a complete stop before proceeding, and making lots of friends among local motorists as it tied up the crossing at Bellevue Avenue for quite a while.


All pictures January 20 2004 c. 2004 John P. Almeida
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