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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 07/09/2007

SEPTA Dale Interlocking Project Lansdale PA July 9 2007
Part Forty One of an ongoing series. Part One is here, Part Two is here, Part Three is here, Part Four is here, Part Five is here, Part Six is here, Part Seven is here, Part Eight is here, Part Nine is here, Part Ten is here, Part Eleven is here, Part Twelve is here, Part Thirteen is here, Part Fourteen is here, Part Fifteen is here, Part Sixteen is here, Part Seventeen is here, Part Eighteen is here, Part Nineteen is here, Part Twenty is here, Part Twenty One is here, Part Twenty Two is here, Part Twenty Three is here, Part Twenty Four is here , Part Twenty Five is here, Part Twenty Six is here, Part Twenty Seven is here, Part Twenty Eight is here, Part Twenty Nine is here, Part Thirty is here, Part Thirty One is here, Part Thirty Two is here, Part Thirty Three is here, Part Thirty Four is here, Part Thirty Five is here, Part Thirty Six is here, Part Thirty Seven is here, Part Thirty Eight is here, Part Thirty Nine is here, Part Forty is here.
In Part Forty, the C&S crew had just installed the new signals (not yet in service) for the industrial, running and station tracks, and they were caged for their protection (the signals, not the C&S guys). Vandalism was the predicted culprit, but alas the vandals never even got a crack at them. The very first train to pass the new signals, CSX's C746 transfer run from Lansdale to South Philadelphia and back, evidently had a car with a clearance problem. Somewhere back in the consist, something caught the cage for the industrial track signal, dragging it across Main Street until it also took out the active signal for the running track.
The base, ripped out of the ground, had been buried in over a foot of ballast.
To the right in front of the station, you can see the two remaining signals.
Here is the big hole where the signal had been.
The overnight C&S crew repaired the active signal and cleaned up the area, leaving it to the day crew to rectify the problems with the new signals. First order of business: off with the cages.
Frankly, this is much more appealing than before. I guess a thank you to CSX is in order.

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