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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 10/26/2003

SEPTA Gel Train Lansdale PA October 26 2003
Tis the dreaded slippery rail season, thanks to our deciduous tree friends, and SEPTA has decided it is indeed war. They have unleashed their previously nocturnal Gel Trains on daring daylight runs deep into enemy territory, hoping to catch the unsuspecting leaves off guard. The Amtrak Harrisburg line has a former F7 numbered SEPTA 622 on its train operating out of Overbrook, while the Reading side train out of Roberts Yard has a former LIRR FA Power Pack, now numbered SEPTA 615, dispensing the white goo onto the rails. Providing the power for the run is RL1 60. The extra followed R5 train 2526 up to Lansdale, laying over 10 minutes before following 2523 back into town. SEPTA has a page about slippery rails on their website here and the Philadelphia Inquirer has an article about the problem.

All pictures October 26 2003 c. 2003 John P Almeida
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