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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 07/24/2005

SEPTA Woodbourne Station and Buck County Industrial Park Langhorne PA July 20 2005
An ordinary C770 local heading south down SEPTA's Track 1 to work in the Bucks County Industrial Park two miles away. Leading was CSX GP38-2 2753 .....
.... and trailing was CSX GP38-2 2805. Notice the additonal yellow on the front porch of 2753 compared to the blue of 2805, as well as the difference in horns.
The usual method of operation for working BCIP is to cut off the leading unit and use it to work the industry across Wheeler Way. Here 2753 approaches the building ....
.... and pulls the empties out and down the siding ......
.... while the trailing unit 2805 remains coupled to the loads, which will be picked up shortly and delivered. Although the park is completely occupied, there are only two customers left in BCIP that receive cars, and all other sidings such as the one in the foreground below and the one to the right above have been cut.
Their work now finished, CSX 2753 heads back down the siding. Usually photographers will set up on the sun side of shot to get the best lighting, but occasionally it pays to shoot the shadows. If I hadn't I would have never noticed that, for some unknown reason, ......
CSX 2753 has white cab numbers on the conductor's side of the cab. And if the battery boxes on both sides don't match the paint, at least they match each other. One more thing, evidently the guy who put the reflective frame stripes must have started at the cab on this side and worked his way around the engine, but ran out when he got to the front on the other side.


All pictures July 20 2005 Copyright © 2005 John P. Almeida

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