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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 05/03/2009

Amtrak Northeast Corridor, CSX Trenton Line and Lansdale Yard April 28 2009
Conrail Shared Assets Operation (CSAO) FJ-10 out of Frankford Junction in Philadelphia has just picked up a string of tank cars at Eddington and heads east on Amtrak NEC toward Grundy Interlocking with former Conrail GP40-2 3295, now CSX 4406.
After working Bucks County Industrial Park, CSX C770 returns to Woodbourne Yard along the CSX Trenton Line, having just passed under the NS Morrisville Line bridge where CSX will have to undercut for their Trenton Line doublestack clearance project. CSX has just dropped ties and ballast along the Trenton Line from Wood to Berry, presumably in preparation for the project. Former GP38-2 L&N 6035 is now CSX 2686.
CSX GP38-2 2646, former L&N 4140, brings up the rear. The ties in the foreground are from SEPTA MOW work on its Track 1 between Wood and Neshaminy.
Its work done for the day, B738 is seen resting in the yard at Lansdale. CSX GP38-2 2812 is the former Conrail 8278 while CSX GP40-2 6249 was once B&O 4350.
Something these jobs have in common, other than four axle power, is that for part of their runs, they are under wires: FJ10 on the NEC from Holmes to Grundy, C770 on the Trenton Line from BCIP to Trent, and B738 for the occasional run on SEPTA's Main Line and Doylestown, Norristown and Warminster Branches.

All pictures April 28 2009 Copyright © 2009 John P. Almeida

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