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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 03/18/2012

SEPTA Main Line, Doylestown Branch and West Trenton Line February and March 2012

Time is running out on SEPTA's Silverliner II's and III's. The tentative phase out date for the last of the cars is June 30, and the chapter's "Farewell to the Faithful Silverliners" charter is just seven weeks away on May 6 2012. Click here for information and order form.

Even with their impending retirement, new employees were still being instructed on their operation on training trains like this one on February 7 2012 with ex-Reading Class REB-13 9012 leading ex-Pennsylvania Class MP85 230.

Ex-Reading 9009 with 9012 on another training run on February 17 2012.
Chances are running out to catch them in four car consists, this one led by Silverliner II 268 ...
and this one by Silverliner II 9012 ...
and even five car consists like this one led by Silverliner III 226.
Another endangered species: the mixed consist. With the coming of the V's and retirement of the II's and III's, the occasion of a mixed consist will be come a very rare sight indeed.

All pictures February and March 2012 Copyright © 2012 John P. Almeida

Photographs for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image. Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.

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Last Updated March 18, 2012

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