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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 12/18/2005

SEPTA Neshaminy Line Neshaminy Falls Station December 14 2005

Compare Neshaminy Falls as it is now with the area years ago.

A northbound MU holds for a southbound MU to clear the crossover at Neshaminy Falls Station. This view is from the south end of the platform.

The southbound MU had run Track 2 from Wood to Neshaminy because the wire train was working Track 1 just north of the station. Unfortunately RL1A 60 developed problems, and SEPTA sent SW1200 52 up to rescue them, bringing them back to Wayne Junction. This spot is the site of the derailment of CSX K277 on April 23 2003.
The wire train passes the new handicapped ramp. Pictures of the old ramp and block tower that stood there can be found on the K277 derailment page above.
Finally the northbound MU makes its stop and continues north. It is passing over the new crossover added after the derailment. The gray catenary pole to the right was also added to support the additional wire work needed for the crossover. The "new" Nesh Interlocking would require the new pole to be moved and a reworking of the new crossover. The CSX Trenton Line is the track to the right of the new pole, and the westernmost fourth track would be where the current inbound platform is.


All pictures December 14 2005 Copyright © 2005 John P. Almeida

Photographs for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image. Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.

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