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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 09/16/2007

SEPTA/NS/CSX Stony Creek Branch Norristown PA September 13 2007


At approximately 05:30 on September 13 CSX C746 derailed as it entered the Stony Creek Branch in Norristown PA. The non-derailed cars of the stopped train were blocking Elm Street.
The derailment occurred just north of the grade crossing and involved the trailing engine and the first freight car.
The derailment was at the site of a switch which had been removed previously. The track for the old siding can still be seen to the right of the train.
The front truck of the trailing engine SD40-2 CSX 8832 had completely derailed ...
as well as the lead truck on box car EEC 2002, which plowed into the ballast.
Forunately for SEPTA, the train had just barely cleared Elm Interlocking (signal can be seen on the left), allowing normal operation of R6 Norristown train service.
By 8:30, the calls had been made and the equipment was beginning to arrive on site.

All pictures September 13 2007 Copyright © 2007 John P. Almeida

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