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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 02/18/2007

SEPTA Main Line Lansdale PA February 15 2007
Even though SEPTA has put their AEM-7's and Bombardier coaches on the block, they will not be transferred until the new Silverliner V's have arrived, which will probably be in a few years. Until then, SEPTA still has to train engineers on the operation of the equipment, and this week they were doing just that on the SEPTA Main Line. AEM-7 2037, the highest numbered AEM-7 SEPTA has, shoves into Lansdale Station on Track 1 just after 10:00.
Initially they stopped at the station, but Train 525 on the runner, led by Silverliner IV 420, was not scheduled to depart for another 15 minutes and was still loading passengers.
So the training train, led by cab control car 2409, shoved back just far enough to clear the station.
The Extra 2307 followed Train 525 down, snaking through the crossover from Track 2 to Track 1 in Dale Interlocking.
A few of the coaches like SEPTA 2516 had evidently been tagged and subsequently cleaned by SEPTA. The vandalism probably occured while the equipment was stored in West Trenton Yard during a weekend.
Originally they had planned to turn at Glenside for a return trip to Lansdale, but cab signal problems cropped up, ending that plan, and they never did come back.


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