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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 10/21/2012

SEPTA Fern Rock Shop Philadelphia PA October 13 2012
Part Two of SEPTA 2012 Rail Rodeo, Part One can be found here.

Out back at Fern Rock were the two diesel work engines used for maintenance of way along the Broad Street Line: the four year old MP 70, aka EMC7107, and ...

the old-as-dirt LM2.
Behind the LM2 was flat car 45707 with what appears to be track cleaning equipment.
The Rodeo portion pitted operators from across the system competing in a series of tests on a loop trip between Fern Rock and Erie Avenue using a pair of Kawasaki's, here just returning to finish the final task ...
pull up to the barrel and get as close as possible without coming in contact with it.
After that, a trip around the loop to end the run, here passing a most interesting piece of track work: a third rail diamond.

All pictures October 13 2012 Copyright © 2012 John P. Almeida

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