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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 09/19/2004

CSX Trenton Line Langhorne and Woodbourne PA September 13 2004
Loram Rail Grinder RG311 came north out of Philadelphia on the morning of September 13 2004 but did not start working until it got north of CP Wood.
Here is it approaching Langhorne PA at about 30 MPH, probably its top speed.
Right on his tail was a northbound SEPTA R3 West Trenton local.
After picking up a high rail truck at Woodbourne (to follow for fire suppression), RG311 starts working just north of CP Wood on Track 1, passing MOW equipment on the PECO siding.
The smoke from the grinding obscures the rear half of the unit as well as the high rail car behind. The unit operates at about 10 MPH on straight track, slower on curves.
A wind shift is responsible for this clear shot north of Township Line Road on Track 1.
The trailing high rail car is passed by a southbound Septa local with the grinder in the distance.
All pictures September 13 2004 c. 2004 John P. Almeida
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