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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 11/09/2003

PhillyFest July 21 2001

Back in 2001, a group of railfans started a series of excursions around the mass transit systems of many of the largest cities on the east coast. Following trips around New York and Washington DC, the group spent a day on the rails in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Another PhillyFest, sponsored by On Track On Line, is scheduled for January 2004. Click here for details.

Before the trip started, took a quick look at Race Street Yard at 30th Street Station to see what was hanging around. Some of the Acelas were still in testing, in fact the one on the right did not even have its cab numbers yet.
A northbound Acela leaving 30th Street while a westbound Keystone train awaits its departure. The new parking garage occupies much of the parking lot to the far left.
1234 Market Street is the home of SEPTA operations, the SEPTA Store and PCC 2733.
After a trip on the R6 Norristown line, we headed back toward the city via the former Philadelphia and Western, now known at the Route 100 Norristown High Speed Line. Here an Adtranz N5 car rolls into 69th Street Terminal.
A view of the Market-Frankford El 69th Street Loop as a now eastbound train rolls into the station.
Next up, a trip on the Route 101 Media Trolley, taking the Kawaski to the end of the line quite literally.

Then a short walk to the R3 Media Station, where Silverliner 209 and Bombardier coach 2402 rest over the weekend before the Monday morning rush.

A north facing panoramic view of Race Street Yard at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. This shot was taken at the end of the trip, as you can see from the shadows.
All pictures July 21 2001 c. 2003 John P Almeida
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