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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 07/11/2006

SEPTA Warminster Line between Roslyn and Cresmont Stations Abington PA July 2 2006
Follow-up on the head-on collision of two SEPTA passenger trains. Part One can be found here, Part Two here, Part Three here.
A trip to Glenside the morning after finds that the trailing three cars from the outbound train have been taken down to the shops. Here an R1 Airport train is parked on the siding, sandwiched between a inbound R5 Lansdale/Doylestown train and the lead car from the outbound R2 Warminster train, Silverliner IV 407, which had been rerailed overnight and moved to Glenside by Extra 60.
Other than a coupler askew and a few scratches and dings, 407 looked remarkably good.
Meanwhile, back at the collision site, things were not going as well. Extra 60 was found, possibly paused in reflection, but a closer examination showed something a little more.
After depositing car 407 in Glenside, Extra 60 returned to help rerail the lead car on the inbound train, Silverliner III 224. Unfortunately, around 3:00 AM during the rerailing process, a jack that was being used to lift up the rear of the car slid out from under it and 224 began to slide down the embankment. On the plus side, there was Extra 60 still coupled up to 224, holding on for dear life, the only thing keeping it from rolling down in to someone's backyard.

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