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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 03/21/2004

NS Morrisville Line and SEPTA Norristown Line Norristown PA March 15 2004

In addition to the Q190/Q191 trains that CSX has been running from North Jersey to Philadelphia via the CSX Trenton Line and NS Morrisville and Harrisburg Lines, L156 has made the trip down to Philly the last two Mondays. Due to congestion at Abrams yard, the crew was instructed to break up the power and put the train into a push-pull configuration at CP King so that it could run south without any work in the yard. CSX 8730 sits on the main as CSX 7340 backs up from CP Plymouth to attach to the rear of the train.

After 7340 is hitched up, 8730 heads toward CP King where .....
it reverses onto the controlled siding up against the train and then heads west.
After waiting for a southbound SEPTA MU, L156 gets the signal at CP Ford.
The head end is just under wires on the SEPTA Norristown Line.
The hind end with 7340 just passing Ford Street in Norristown.
All pictures March 15 2004 c. 2004 John P Almeida
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