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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 04/19/2005

SEPTA Main Line at Liberty Yard Philadelphia PA April 19 2005
In Part One, our intrepid railroaders set out to deliver to the West Chester Railroad its newest acquisitions. Unfortunately, SEPTA 52 immediately encounters problems. The crew reports that the engine will not load and cannot make the speed required to get through the Center City commuter tunnel. SEPTA Desk 3 stops them at Liberty Yard before they get farther south and cause problems on its main artery into and out of the city, and also to allow them time to fix the problem. Considering the condition of the other two pieces of equipment with it, the SW1200, on its last legs, fits right in, but it will not stay this way for much longer. As soon as RL1 60 returns from Brookville, SEPTA 52 has a date with its remaker.
Extra 52 pauses on the main between Liberty Yard and Roberts Yard, trying to sort things out.
A closeup of WCRL 4230 does not show a flattering picture. Notice the distance between the wires and the engine, no problems here, but wait until they get into Center City.......
Penn Central 28209 with its faded SEPTA decal and PENN CENTRAL letterboard. It was formerly the table portion of a twin-unit dining car built for the New York Central by the Budd Company in either 1947 or 1948.
The "beauty" award for the train goes (by default) to SEPTA 52.
It is not often you can get a train to pose.


All pictures April 19 2005 c. 2005 John P. Almeida
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