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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 05/02/2004

SEPTA Overbrook Shops April 2004

APTA's annual rail roadeo was held in Philadelphia this year at SEPTA's Overbrook Shops. Engineers would take a written test, then proceed outside to do some in-train testing, such as going ~40 mph and then trying to stop at a "platform" only 6 feet long with the doors and steps perfectly above them.

A SEPTA BL15 shuttled passengers from the main building up to the interlocking where the tracks connect to SEPTA's R5 Thorndale line
Silverliner IV #305 was on display. It had been recently refurbished, with new ditch lights, new head lights, and LED marker lights.
Interior of #305.
There were also tours inside Overbrook Shops.
The East Penn Traction club had a small layout at the roadeo. Visitors were allowed to operate the trolleys. If one operated the trolley and electric switches correctly, they would receive a certificate.
Photos 2004 James Fialho
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