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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 12/24/2008

Amtrak Northeast Corridor Frankford Junction Philadelphia PA December 15 2008


Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 184 passing the new switch at Frankford Junction.
The Shore Interlocking westbound signals for Track 1 and the Delair Bridge Track have been moved east which allows moves like this: Atlantic City bound Train 4623 with NJT 4211 pulls east of the connection while Train 4620 waits to head west toward 30th Street Station.
NJT 4800 leads Train 4620 while Train 4623 waits on the Frankford Junction curve.
Here you can see where the former connection from the Delair Bridge to Shore Interlocking to the left has been cut, and where the new connection to Track 1 occupies the space of the old Frankford Junction Station eastbound platform.
The eastbound signals have not moved, so Train 4623 still has to reverse down to west of Shore Tower (just to the left) in order to get to the bridge. A SEPTA Market Frankford El train passes overhead as a SEPTA R7 Trenton Local on Track 2 prepares to pass Train 4623.

Train 4623 rolls through the new automated switch from Track 1 to the approach to the Delair Bridge. The new switch to the CSAO freight line in the foreground is a hand thrown switch.


All pictures December 15 2008 Copyright © 2008 John P. Almeida

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