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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 03/02/2008

Amtrak Northeast Corridor Cornwells Heights Station Bensalem PA February 27 2008


General Electric product SEPTA Silverliner IV 177 is recognizable as a car built to Reading Company specifications by its distinctive pilot in the form of a cowcatcher (for close up view of the difference between the Silverliner IV's, click here).
Heading east on Track 1 as an Amtrak Regional passes on Track 3 is Conrail SAA FJ-10 led by NS GP38-2 5269, which was built by EMD back in 1973 as Penn Central 8058, later working for Conrail wearing the 8058 number and the same paint is still wears today.
Bringing up the rear on Keystone Train 648 was Budd Company-built former Penn Central/Amtrak Metroliner 805 that has been converted to cab control car 9641.
With CETC having signal problems on Track 1, they ran SEPTA local 733 up Track 2 from Holmes to Grundy, with St. Louis Car Company's former Pennsylvania Silverliner III 226 on the point. Built for high speed service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, 226 has the engineer's position on the left side, as opposed to ...
Budd Company's former Reading Company Silverliner II 9014 which has the engineer's seat on the right. The other two cars in the middle were ex-Pennsylvania Silverliner III 236 and ex-Reading Silverliner II 9012. Off in the distance working the Eddington Siding is our old friend FJ-10.

All pictures February 27 2008 Copyright © 2008 John P. Almeida

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