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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 07/08/2007

SEPTA Dale Interlocking Project Lansdale PA July 8 2007
Part Forty 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, Part Twenty Four is here , Part Twenty Five is here, Part Twenty Six is here, Part Twenty Seven is here, Part Twenty Eight is here, Part Twenty Nine is here, Part Thirty is here, Part Thirty One is here, Part Thirty Two is here, Part Thirty Three is here, Part Thirty Four is here, Part Thirty Five is here, Part Thirty Six is here, Part Thirty Seven is here, Part Thirty Eight is here, Part Thirty Nine is here.

What is worse than working? Working on a Sunday, perhaps? Maybe, working outside on a Sunday? How about working outside in the 90+ degree heat on a Sunday?

SEPTA's Communication & Signal Department (C&S) was indeed working today up in Lansdale, here attending to a track circuit for Station Track 2, in the shadow of the new signals yet to be cut in.

The big news today was going to be the installation of new signals for the Bethlehem Industrial Track, the Bethlehem RunningTrack and Station Track 1 (pictured here left to right).
The new signals will replace these temporary signals just south of Main Street.
The new dwarf signals are actually a pair of signals, one on top of the other. The new signals use LED technology and are set up for four colors, with lunar white an option for the future.
The new signals are "aesthetically" caged for their own protection, but not sure from what. With all the signals being moved north of Main Street, the mast signal just to the right of the watchbox will be replaced by the new mast signal in the first photo, and the caged dwarf to the right will replace the old mast on the right.

All pictures July 8 2007 Copyright © 2007 John P. Almeida

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