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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 06/23/2005

CSX Lansdale Yard Lansdale PA June 20 2005

On Monday June 20 2005, SEPTA sent SW1200 number 52 up to Lansdale PA to pick up its "new" ballast cars. Number 52, which started out life as Milwaukee Road 2034, later renumbered 639 before its retirement in 1984, is the only one of the three SEPTA SW1200's that has not yet been rebuilt. Numbers 50 and 51 (Milwaukee Road 2044/649 and 2021/626 respectively) have been designated BL-15 as in Brookville Locomotive (the rebuilder) and 15 for 1500 horsepower. Republic Locomotive RL-1 61was also rebuilt by Brookville and is now designated RL-1A, and RL-1 60 is currently undergoing the same treatment there.

Extra 52 on Track 1 at Lansdale PA about to enter the yard.

Extra 52 coupled up to the hoppers and prepped for departure.
The two engines that brought the cars up on CSX train C746, CSX SD-50 8534 and SD40-2 8024, sit along side on the Bethlehem Industrial Track.
Extra 52 crosses over in front of the former Reading Company freight station in Lansdale, heading for Liberty Yard in Philadelphia.


All pictures June 20 2005 Copyright © 2005 John P. Almeida

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