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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 10/12/2003

Work trains abound on Amtrak's North East Corridor
Amtrak GP38-2 723 with a string of tie flat cars doing slightly less than the speed limit at Croydon as it passes the TLM. September 26 2003
Whenever the TLM fouls a station platform, Amtrak sends a diesel to assist in "pulling apart" the train in order to allow passengers to board, and reconnect the train after the local departs. This slows work considerably, sometimes requiring a work stoppage of up to 30 minutes per hour. Here Amtrak GP38-2 723 does the duties at Croydon on September 29 2003.

Amtrak GP38-2 722 was used at Eddington on October 2 2003.
Amtrak GP38-2 720 was used at Cornwells Heights on October 8 2003.
Helping out with ballast train KP103 at Bristol was Amtrak AMD-103 200. October 1 2003.
Pairing up with 200 on KP103 was the ubiquitous 723, here south of Grundy.
Amtrak 720 taking 10 cars of wooden ties back to Philadelphia. October 8 2003
Ballast train with GP40PH 523 Eddington Station October 13 2003
GP40PH 521 on the head end of the TLM train at Torresdale Station October 15 2003
All pictures c. 2003 John P Almeida
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