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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 02/20/2007

SEPTA Main Line Lansdale PA February 16 2007
After having to cut the previous day's training runs short, SEPTA ran another Bomber set up to Lansdale to complete the new engineer's testing. The first arrival in Lansdale coincided with the departure of CSX B738 on the north end of Lansdale Yard, leading to an interesting duet of freight and freight-sounding horns (as opposed to the usual sound of Silverliner horns). Whereas the previous train had highest numbered AEM-7 2307, this run had lowest numbered 2301.
This time, to make things simpler, they put the training train on the runner.
The SEPTA AEM-7's will be over twenty years old when they start service for their new owner(s). Considering the limited pool of possible buyers, it would not be surprising to see them wind up in service on Amtrak and even staying in Pennsylvania for Keystone Corridor service. On the other hand, the lone SEPTA ALP-44 will probably go to NJT, who already has 32 of the model.
The training train heading south, approaching Hancock Street in Lansdale.

All pictures February 16 2007 Copyright © 2007 John P. Almeida

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