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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 2/9/2010

CSX Lansdale Yard and SEPTA Lansdale Station and MU Yard Lansdale PA February 6 2010
Even though the CSX power, snow covered in Lansdale Yard, would not move until Sunday night, CSX sent up maintainers to clear yard switches Saturday afternoon. Looking at SD40-2 8869, the direction from which the wind-driven snow came is evident, with the big engines shielding their little brothers from the brunt of the storm.
The Silverliners in SEPTA's MU Yard also had the weekend off. Interesting that the three different cab detail schemes for the IV's are pictured: the most common to the right, the less common to the left and in the middle the unique married pair with its decals apparently applied using instructions provided by the Department of Redundancy Department.
One might expect that Silverliner IV 416 would be a little chilly when it is awakened Monday morning.
SEPTA only got three trains out of Doylestown Saturday morning before packing it in, leaving the rails to be covered by the snow until Train 1452, the lone R5 train sent up the SEPTA Main Line Saturday afternoon, cut its way through to Doylestown just after SEPTA suspended all operations at 14:00. Normal service would return Sunday morning.
The only people in and out of the station were SEPTA personnel on their way to or from maintenance duties. The trains may not have been running, but there was still a lot of work to do to make sure they would run the next day.

All pictures February 6 2010 Copyright © 2010 John P. Almeida

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