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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 12/20/2006

SEPTA Doylestown Branch Hatfield PA December 15 2006
Rarely does the CSX daylight local B738 wander onto SEPTA rails, so it was a surprise to see them running light passing the old American Olean tile factory.
Crossing over Walnut Street, slowing down for the switch into Lansdale Warehouse to the right, a SEPTA Railroad Operations truck waits at the gates.
After picking up the cars there, they race back to Lansdale Yard ahead of the northbound MU.
The window for a freight to operate on the Doylestown Branch is between :40 after the hour (when the inbound SEPTA train passes CP Land) and :15 after the hour (when the outbound train arrives at Lansdale Station), during which they must go from Lansdale Yard to the warehouse, do their work, and hustle back.
They ran on Track 1 past the station before reversing into the yard.


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