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The Philadelphia Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 09/15/2002

On September 8 2001 the Philadelphia Chapter NRHS sponsored an excursion from Philadelphia to Strasburg PA with FP7A 903 and 902 pulling SEPTA Bombardier cars, pictured here at Groff's Picnic Grove on the Strasburg Railroad. Copyright © 2001 Albert Alecknavage
Excursion at Ebenshade Road Copyright © 2001 Albert Alecknavage
A Pennsylvania Railroad truck, restored and on display alongside an also restored PRR boxcab electric B-1 5690. Ken Briers restored the 1950 Ford F-1 PRR Pickup. This truck was on display at The Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania for PRR Days. 6/1/02, Strasburg Pa. Copyright © 2002 Stan Feldman
Another one from Stan Feldman, a close-up of the yaw damper that is causing so much trouble on Acela and HHP-8 units, this one is on MARC 4912, labeled BBRX 4912 while enroute to Maryland for delivery. The yaw damper bracket, the triangular part of a shock absorber, black and silver in the center of the photo, that is attached to the carbody by seven bolts. The function of the yaw dampers is to prevent swaying, which can increase wear and tear to rails and train wheels. Engineers haven't pinpointed the reason why the brackets on the high-tech shock absorbers are cracking. 2/2/02 Copyright © 2002 Stan Feldman

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