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May 22 2016   Pennsylvania Northeastern local L160 back on the rails in Hatfield PA April 13 2016
May 15 2016   Pennsylvania Northeastern local L160 on the ground in Hatfield PA April 13 2016
May 08 2016   SEPTA Lansdale Parking Garage Project: Part Three November/December 2015 January 2016
May 01 2016   NS stone train 94M with ex-Reading, ex-Southern and ex-Conrail power March 31 2015
Apr 24 2016   SEPTA Lansdale Parking Garage Project: Part Two Lansdale PA October and November 2015
Apr 17 2016   PN L160 on light duty Hatfield and Lansdale PA March 31 and April 1 2015
Apr 10 2016   SEPTA Lansdale Parking Garage Project: Part One Lansdale PA October 2015
Apr 03 2016   Pennsylvania Northeastern L160 lights up the town of Souderton PA March 23 2016
Mar 27 2016   Siemens ACS-64's on loan to SEPTA and in service on Amtrak March 5, 6 and 10 2016
Mar 20 2016   Richmond Street open but no Route 15 trolleys yet Philadelphia PA February 16 2016
Mar 13 2016   Just another day at work: PN L160 at the Soap Lansdale PA February 1 2016
Mar 06 2016   Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Unit South Philadelphia February 16 2016
Feb 28 2016   The Four Horsemen: NS Office Car Special through Norristown to/from Morrisville July 8 2015
Feb 21 2016   A blast from the past: Digging up the Inland Traction Company December 27-28 2015
Feb 14 2016   "Carmel Cannonball" gets to play hero on rescue train Gwynedd Valley PA June 29 2015
Feb 07 2016   Positive Train Control: Coming to a SEPTA line near you Lansdale PA October 24 2015
Jan 31 2016   SEPTA bomb squad/fire rescue disaster drill in Conshohocken PA October 18 2015
Jan 25 2016   PN Plow Extra on SEPTA Doylestown Branch Lansdale and Doylestown PA January 24 2016
Jan 24 2016   NHRR 2198 heads back home after wheel work Warminster PA November 20 2015
Jan 19 2016   City Branch Rail Park Tour: The viaduct and the future Philadelphia PA January 16 2016
Jan 18 2016   City Branch Rail Park Tour: The tunnel and the cut Philadelphia PA January 16 2016
Jan 17 2016   Norfolk Southern geometry train NS 904 on Morrisville Line Norristown PA November 18 2015
Jan 10 2016   Welcome back: SPAX 50 returns from rebuild Norristown PA August 13 and 19 2015
Jan 03 2016   Goodbye: SEPTA sends NS SW1001 2102 back to NS Norristown PA December 23 2015
Dec 27 2015   Hello: SEPTA gets NS SW1001 2102 back for leaf season Norristown PA October 8 2015
Dec 20 2015   Turkey Sunday: Amtrak and New Jersey Transit at North Philadelphia PA November 29 2015
Dec 13 2015   Turkey Sunday: Amtrak, MARC and NS at North Philadelphia PA November 29 2015
Dec 06 2015   Turkey Sunday: Amtrak, NJT, SEPTA and NS at North Philadelphia PA November 29 2015
Nov 29 2015   Hulcher cleans up minor derailment of oil tank cars at NS Abrams Yard November 13 2015
Nov 22 2015   Yes, finally, SEPTA opens its new 9th Street Station Lansdale PA November 15 2015
Nov 15 2015   Run up to showtime at SEPTA's first new station in 20 years Lansdale PA November 2015
Nov 08 2015   Almost done: Ninth Street Station Lansdale PA September and October 2015
Nov 01 2015   Papal weekend: the return Philadelphia, Lansdale and North Wales PA September 2015
Oct 25 2015   Papal weekend: the preparation and first day Lansdale and Philadelphia PA September 2015
Oct 18 2015   Oh yes, the parking: SEPTA's Ninth Street Station Lansdale PA September 2015
Oct 11 2015   Third year for Philadelphia Eagles wraps on SEPTA Silverliner V's September 2015
Oct 04 2015   Bits and pieces: SEPTA's Ninth Street Station Lansdale PA August and September 2015
Sep 27 2015   Time for the metal work: SEPTA's Ninth Street Station Lansdale PA July and August 2015
Sep 20 2015   Work in progress: SEPTA's Ninth Street Station Lansdale PA June and July 2015
Sep 13 2015   SEPTA's first new regional rail station in 20 years takes shape Lansdale PA May 2015
Sep 06 2015   NS H82 with big power at CP Ford Norristown PA April 23 2015
Aug 30 2015   Part Eight: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Aug 23 2015   Part Seven: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Aug 16 2015   Part Six: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Aug 09 2015   Part Five: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Aug 02 2015   Part Four: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Jul 26 2015   Part Three: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Jul 19 2015   Part Two: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Jul 12 2015   Part One: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train from above May 18 2015
Jul 05 2015   Pennsylvania Northeastern working on the railroad Lansdale PA April 22 2015
Jun 28 2015   Fancy meeting you here: NS 14G and H82 at CP King Norristown PA April 22 2015
Jun 21 2015   Out with the old: SEPTA transformer replacement Doylestown PA April 12 2015
Jun 14 2015   You don't miss it until it is gone: Amtrak and NJT North Philadelphia PA April 11 2015
Jun 07 2015   Not what it once was: SEPTA North Broad Station Philadelphia PA April 11 2015
Jun 03 2015   Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train CP Ford Norristown PA May 18 2015
May 31 2015   New freight train route through CP Ford Norristown PA April 3 and 7 2015
May 24 2015   SEPTA and NS swap equipment at CP Kalb Norristown PA April 3 2015
May 17 2015   PN running the "right" way on SEPTA's Doylestown Branch Lansdale PA April 1 2015
May 10 2015   PN running the "wrong" way on SEPTA's Doylestown Branch Lansdale PA March 31 2015
May 03 2015   Newly laid tracks: SEPTA Route 15 trolley Richmond Street Philadelphia PA March 28 2015
Apri 26 2015   Work in progress: SEPTA Route 15 trolley Richmond Street Philadelphia PA March 28 2015
Apri 19 2015   One of the last NS 24K detours over Dale Secondary Norristown PA March 21 2015
Apri 12 2015   A station is born: SEPTA begins work on new station in Lansdale PA March 18 2015
Apri 05 2015   NS 39G has "unit train envy"? Swedeland and Abrams Yard Upper Merion PA March 16 2015
Mar 29 2015   NS 20Q with NS 8101 takes the new route through SEPTA in Norristown PA March 13 2015
Mar 22 2015   NS 94M Geometry train with three engines on NS Harrisburg Line February 25 2015
Mar 15 2015   Fourth part done: NS 14G and H84 CP Kalb Norristown PA February 18 and 20 2015
Mar 08 2015   Third part getting close: SEPTA and NS CP Kalb Norristown PA February 12 2015
Mar 01 2015   Second part in process : NS reworking CP Kalb Interlocking Norristown PA February 12 2015
Feb 22 2015   SEPTA push-pull set on a training run North Wales PA January 29 2015
Feb 15 2015   First part started: SEPTA reworking CP Kalb Interlocking Norristown PA January 22 2015
Feb 08 2015   A little TLC: SEPTA reworking CP Kalb Interlocking Norristown PA January 17 2015
Feb 01 2015   A little lost?: NS 21E detour on Amtrak Keystone Corridor Elizabethtown PA January 17 2015
Jan 25 2015   A little lower: Update on CP Berry on CSX Trenton Line Philadelphia PA December 24 2014
Jan 18 2015   A little rebuilding: Route 15 and Richmond Street Philadelphia PA December 13 2014
Jan 11 2015   A little redevelopment: Canal Street North Philadelphia PA December 13 2014
Jan 04 2015   A little redecorating: CP Berry on CSX Trenton Line Philadelphia PA November 23 2014
Dec 28 2014   A pair of Norfolk Southern high hood GP38-2's on K38 Bridgeport PA November 14 2014
Dec 21 2014   Legacy steel coil cars on NS 14G CP King Plymouth Meeting PA November 11 2014
Dec 14 2014   Change is coming: NS 60Z on Track 1 (for now) through Norristown PA November 6 2014
Dec 07 2014   NS 63X empty ballast train out of South Jersey on NS Harrisburg Line October 23 2014
Nov 30 2014   Long periods of boredom and flashes of busy: The NS Morrisville LineOctober 23 2014
Nov 23 2014   NS H84 on Morrisville Connecting Track and Dale Secondary October 16 2014
Nov 16 2014   SEPTA Tie Train dropping ties and tie handler tidying up Conshohocken PA October 13 2014
Nov 09 2014   West Conshohocken parking lot: NS 69N, 67W and CSX Q190 October 7 2014
Nov 02 2014   A pair of pups on SEPTA Tie and Rail Train on Norristown Line September 30 2014
Oct 26 2014   Philadelphia Eagles and Strayer Silverliner V wraps September and October 2014
Oct 19 2014   SEPTA Rail Rodeo Fern Rock Station and Shops Philadelphia PA September 27 2014
Oct 12 2014   NS Ballast Cleaner and Geometry Train 906 Abrams and Bridgeport PA September 18 2014
Oct 05 2014   Hyundai Rotem Plant in South Philadelphia September 13 2014
Sep 28 2014   SEPTA Route 15 and Richmond Street progress Philadelphia PA September 7 2014
Sep 21 2014   Good bye 38G/39G, Hello K34/K38 Bridgeport PA September 2 2014
Sep 14 2014   More of Lansdale Founder's Day Excursions to Souderton Lansdale PA August 23 2014
Sep 07 2014   Lansdale Founder's Day Excursions to Souderton Lansdale PA August 23 2014
Aug 31 2014   Lansdale Founder's Day: The Prequel Lansdale PA August 22 2014
Aug 24 2014   Two railroads, two trains, two cabooses, one location Norristown PA August 11 2014
Aug 17 2014   Fancy meeting you here: NS 38G and 39G at Abrams Yard August 8 2014
Aug 10 2014   SEPTA plans ahead: Site of proposed station on Doylestown Branch Lansdale PA July 30 2014
Aug 03 2014   Sperry Rail Car SRS 149 makes its annual trip to SEPTALand Lansdale PA July 7 and 8 2014
Jul 27 2014   SEPTA last Silverliner II/III Funeral train Jenkintown PA June 23 2014
Jul 20 2014   SEPTA Tie Train flat cars one at a time Conshohocken PA June 23 2014
Jul 13 2014   SEPTA Tie Train with every Republic Locomotive RL1A ever built (both of them) June 23 2014
Jul 06 2014   NS 045: Pennsylvania Railroad E8A's and private varnish Swedesburg PA June 3 2014
Jun 29 2014   Pennsylvania Northeastern work train with SD40-2W and C39-8 Lansdale PA May 31 2014
Jun 22 2014   Pennsylvania Northeastern replacing a switch Lansdale PA May 30 and 31 2014
Jun 15 2014   CSX Q190 not long for the NS Morrisville Line Plymouth Meeting PA May 23 2014
Jun 08 2014   NS H84 doing the run around at CP King Norristown PA May 8 2014
Jun 01 2014   NS 38G and a local out of Reading at Fleetwood PA May 3 2014
May 25 2014   Ready for prime time: The new CP Ford Interlocking Norristown PA April 6 and 13 2014
May 18 2014   SEPTA C&S work on new CP Ford Interlocking Norristown PA March 30 2014
May 11 2014   Things will be changing on CSX Trenton Line: double stack and triple track March 23 2014
May 04 2014   CSX 998 high and wide Air Products move at CP Wood on CSX Trenton Line March 23 2014
Apr 27 2014   Our favorite power combination on an ethanol train Bridgeport PA February 24 2014
Apr 20 2014   NS C40-8W 8330 going solo with empty gondolas on 61Z Norristown PA February 20 2014
Apr 13 2014   NS K04 heading down to Swedeland Bridgeport PA February 19 2014
Apr 06 2014   NS H82 with an unusual power combination: SD70M-2 and SW1001 February 19 2014
Mar 30 2014   NS 66Z Welded rail train with Progress Rail cars Norristown PA February 19 2014
Mar 23 2014   Pennsylvania Northeaster L160 returning to the yard Lansdale PA February 17 2014
Mar 16 2014   Time to dust off the old snowblower: NS jet-powered SB08074 Abrams PA February 14 2014
Mar 09 2014   Another coal train, this time NS 503 Bridgeport and Abrams PA February 11 2014
Mar 02 2014   Coal Trains coming and going: NS 502 and 507 Bridgeport PA February 7 2014
Feb 23 2014   CSX Q190 meets Q191 delayed by snow CP King Plymouth Meeting PA February 2 2014
Feb 16 2014   NS 21E passes SEPTA MOW working on CP Ford Norristown PA February 2 2014
Feb 09 2014   SEPTA Kalb Interlocking as it is today Norristown PA January 31 2014
Feb 02 2014   Sperry High Rail 989 on the NS Harrisburg Line Bridgeport PA January 30 2014
Jan 26 2014   Work in progress: SEPTA' new CP Ford Interlocking Norristown PA January 2014
Jan 19 2014   NS trots out its heritage: Interstate, New York Central and Reading units December 2013
Jan 12 2014   SEPTA prepares for major rework of CP Ford Interlocking Norristown PA December 31 2013
Jan 05 2014   Pennsylvania Northeastern's Lansdale power 2013-2014: things change, things stay the same
Dec 29 2013   NS and CSX freight traffic through SEPTA Norristown Line December 19 and 20 2013
Dec 22 2013   NS Harrisburg and Morrisville Lines get ties for Christmas November and December 2013
Dec 15 2013   Still even more advertising combinations on SEPTA Silverliner V's November 21 2013
Dec 08 2013   Even more advertising combinations on SEPTA Silverliner V's October 19 2013
Dec 01 2013   Half way there: new high level platforms at Wayne Junction November 12 2013
Nov 24 2013   Missed it by this much: the on again, off again, on again NHSL reopening November 11 2013
Nov 17 2013   The wrap up to SEPTA's NHSL rehab project August, October and November 2013
Nov 14 2013   Amtrak Keystone 644 Philadelphia to New York via Bala Cynwyd November 14 2013
Nov 10 2013   More advertising combinations on SEPTA Silverliner V's November 3 and 4 2013
Nov 03 2013   NS SW1001 2102's wanderings on the old Reading August, October and November 2013
Oct 27 2013   A day in the life of the Schuylkill River Twin Cities: Bridgeport and Norristown October 25 2013
Oct 20 2013   A little housekeeping while the railroad is OOS: SEPTA Doylestown Line October 12 2013
Oct 13 2013   The latest advertiser on SEPTA: Temple's Fox School of Business October 7 and 8 2013
Oct 06 2013   SEPTA Norristown Line Signal Project Norristown PA September 27 and 30 2013
Sep 29 2013   SEPTA NHSL Viaduct project nearing completion Norristown PA September 17 and 25 2013
Sep 22 2013   SEPTA now advertising SEPTA on new Silverliner V window wraps September 16 2013
Sep 18 2013   Part Two: Pennsylvania Northeastern L160 works Lansdale Warehouse September 12 2013
Sep 15 2013   Part One: Pennsylvania Northeastern L160 works Lansdale Warehouse September 12 2013
Sep 08 2013   The Best Stuff on Earth: Snapple and The Philadelphia Eagles August and September 2013
Sep 01 2013   Lansdale Founder's Day Train returns Hatboro, Lansdale and Souderton PA August 24 2013
Aug 25 2013   Stallions Under Wires: NS OCS on the NEC North Philadelphia PA August 21 2013
Aug 18 2013   Making fast work of it: SEPTA NHSL track work Bridgeport PA August 5 and 6 2013
Aug 11 2013   Progress report: SEPTA NHSL track work Bridgeport and Norristown PA August 2 2013
Aug 04 2013   NS Ballast Cleaner in need of some attention on Harrisburg Line Bridgeport PA July 30 2013
Jul 28 2013   And so it begins: SEPTA NHSL track work Bridgeport and Norristown PA July 9 2013
Jul 21 2013   First day of operation at SEPTA NHSL Bridgeport Terminus Bridgeport PA July 8 2013
Jul 14 2013   SEPTA NHSL new "temporary" Bridgeport Terminus Bridgeport PA July 3 2013
Jul 07 2013   SEPTA wire train on and off the Stony Creek Branch Landale PA June 26 2013
Jun 30 2013   NS stone train H8E with repainted Conrail H1K Ortner stone hoppers June 19 2013
Jun 23 2013   Weighty matters: NS and Conrail scale test cars in and out of Pavonia June 12 2013
Jun 16 2013   Extra service for 2013 U.S. Open on SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line June 11 2013
Jun 09 2013   CSX Q190 makes a now rare daylight appearance on NS Harrisburg Line May 10 2013
Jun 02 2013   NS empty ballast hopper train H8E taking its time heading west May 6 and 7 2013
May 26 2013   A light lunch on the Keystone Corridor: SEPTA and Amtrak at Strafford Station May 3 2013
May 19 2013   A Prohibition Liner and The Carmel Cannonball in Lansdale PA April 21 and May 8 2013
May 12 2013   An old soldier still working on the railroad: NS 2100 nearing forty May 2 2013
May 05 2013   Fifty shades of NS gray: NS 521 through Abrams NS Harrisburg Line April 11 2013
Apr 28 2013   The new normal in Lansdale PA: SEPTA and Pennsylvania Northeastern Style April 2013
Apr 21 2013   A visit from the NS Geometry train to the NS Harrisburg Line April 10 and 11 2013
Apr 14 2013   Planning ahead: SEPTA prepares for the closure of the NHSL Schuylkill River Bridge
Apr 07 2013   Another train on a truck: SEPTA Adtranz Market-Frankford M4 car 1157 May 1999
Mar 31 2013   Original Cryo-trans cars on a different type of train on CSX Trenton Line May 1999
Mar 24 2013   Tired of NS monochrome? Remember their gaudy gray period? Morrisville PA April-May 1999
Mar 17 2013   NS H8E: A super-sized local on NS Harrisburg Line Bridgeport PA March 7 2013
Mar 10 2013   Even in the depths of the winter, some color can be found: NS 39G March 7 2013
Mar 03 2013   More advertising on Silverliner V's: Tropicana and Villanova February 24 and March 2 2013
Feb 24 2013   The isle of misfit equipment? Steamtown refugees and others Oaks PA February 12 2013
Feb 17 2013   The second closest thing we have to steam in modern railroading February 4 2013
Feb 10 2013   The closest thing we have to steam in modern railroading: The Railgrinder February 6 2013
Feb 03 2013   Changing of the guard (sort of) on Pennsylvania Northeastern January 29 and 30 2013
Jan 27 2013   More on the possible future end of the line for Norristown High Speed Line January 9 2013
Jan 20 2013   Ex-LMS leading NS 66Z and some surviving Conrail gondolas December 14 2013
Jan 13 2013   The many faces and locales of NS local freight H3A December 2013
Jan 06 2013   The future end of the line for Norristown High Speed Line - Bridgeport PA? January 4 2013
     
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