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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 11/04/2007

Amtrak Keystone Corridor Rosemont Station Rosemont PA October 25 2007


The Keystone trains have added a bit of variety to the usual electric operations on the NEC and the Keystone Corridor. Steve Thomas frequently photographs the ex-PRR Mainline action and caught Keystone train 644 in the rain with two cab cars.

While snapping photos of Rosemont Station (note the recent concrete ties and welded rail on tracks 1 & 4)...

Keystone train 644 from Harrisburg appeared, on time, with ex-Metroliner cab car 9645 leading.
Nothing unusual about the train on track 2 until we notice that this train is longer than usual and there is a second cab car next to the locomotive.
Cab car 9649 is the second one on train 644. But notice another interesting phenomenon on this rainy day: the spray from AEM-7 #949's pantograph as it scrapes water off the catenary is visible.
The train heads into the curve toward Bryn Mawr (and Philadelphia) giving a glimpse of #9649's cab end striping. Note also for catenary fans the round light green cat pole on the left (used where guy wires are possible) and the truss tower on the right (seen where guy wires are not possible). Both supports are from the PRR's original electrification of the Mainline to Paoli.

All text and pictures October 25 2007 Copyright © 2007 Stephen A. Thomas

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