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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 11/26/2006

Amtrak Northeast Corridor Eddington Station Bensalem PA November 26 2006

Part One of the post-Thanksgiving exodus on one of the most heavily traveled days of the year

First up was Keystone Train 660 with AEM-7AC 920 leading. Earlier in the week, some of the Keystone trains were running with the cab control car leading on the NEC, but this is the more frequently seen mode of operation. The nose shadows on eastbound trains would only get worse as the day wore on.

Train 660 has cab control car 9641 on its better lit west end.
Acela Express 2206 with power car 2013 leading. The shadows on the Acelas are not as pronounced due to the sloping nose. Although Train 660 left Philadelphia 12 minutes earlier, they are both scheduled to arrive in New York City at the same time, 10:48.
Power car 2012 is one of the few with the AMTRAK nose lettering still intact.
SEPTA was running larger-than-normal trains for the Sunday rush, like five car Train 2712 consisting of a pair of married pairs led by Silverliner IV 411.


All pictures November 26 2006 Copyright © 2006 John P. Almeida

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