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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 05/13/2007

SEPTA Dale Interlocking Project Lansdale PA April 28 2007
Part Twenty Four of an ongoing series. Part One is here, Part Two is here, Part Three is here, Part Four is here, Part Five is here, Part Six is here, Part Seven is here, Part Eight is here, Part Nine is here, Part Ten is here, Part Eleven is here, Part Twelve is here, Part Thirteen is here, Part Fourteen is here, Part Fifteen is here, Part Sixteen is here, Part Seventeen is here, Part Eighteen is here, Part Nineteen is here, Part Twenty is here, Part Twenty One is here, Part Twenty Two is here, Part Twenty Three is here.
After the Main Street grade crossing replacement, the track work began in earnest the weekend of April 28 and 29 2007. First up were the switches south of Broad Street, one from Track 2 to Track 1 and the other from Track 1 to the Stony Creek Branch. Earlier in the week, the track department removed the switch to the Stony Creek in order to speed up the removal of Track 1.
Shortly after the last train at about 12:30 AM, the cutting had begun.
After the rail was cut and separated from the ties, it was dragged off by the Swingmaster.
Even with all the machinery, some jobs, like pulling spikes, still have to be done by hand.
With self-powered lights to illuminate the area, SEPTA was prepared to work round the clock in order to have the line up and running for Monday morning rush hour.


All pictures April 28 2007 Copyright © 2007 John P. Almeida

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