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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 08/22/2004

Amtrak Northeast Corridor Croydon Station August 19 2004
With the TLM operating on Track 4 between Grundy and Holmes and MOW forces constantly asking to foul Track 3 for ballast work, CETC 7 is frequently running a two track railroad between Holmesburg Junction and Morrisville PA.
First up was Train 2111 led by Acela power car 2011 heading west on Track 2. One of the many flagmen for the TLM can be seen on Track 1 and, farther in the distance, the TLM itself.
Next was Train 2110 with Acela power car 2035 east on Track 1 passes a inbound SEPTA local. It is a tribute to its slippery profile that even standing 6 feet away, it just glides by.
Then Train 41 the westbound Three Rivers passed on Track 2. CETC held SEPTA local 735 at Holmes to wait for two eastbounds that would run Track 2 to 1 at Holmes. Train 20 would wait for Train 41 to run Track 2 to 3 at Holmes before heading east on Track 2.
Train 86 was running a bit late so CETC ran him around the SEPTA local (it is THEIR railroad after all), but AEM-7AC 926 was trying to make up the time.
Hot on his heels was veteran AEM-7 950 and the three Amfleets that make up Train 648. You haven't lived until you stand on the platform when one of these babies fly by at 100 MPH.
Normalcy returned, if only for a little while, as Train 20 the eastbound Crescent with AEM-7AC 925, pulling a deadhead Viewliner in addition to its usual consist, sped toward NYC on Track 2.


All pictures August 19 2004 c. 2004 John P. Almeida
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