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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 11/18/2012

PN Bethlehem Branch and SEPTA Doylestown Branch Lansdale PA and SEPTA Main Line North Wales PA October 30 2012

Hurricane Sandy did a number on the Delaware Valley at the end of October 2012. After the storm passed, the Pennsylvania Northeastern L160 crew took PN 8211 up the Bethlehem Branch to clear any fallen trees along the line, finding the first just north of Eighth Street.

Meanwhile, with service suspended, SEPTA sent a wire train up to Doylestown to check the condition of the line. Pictured here approaching Fifth Street in Lansdale was BL15 50 ...
with camp car 601 trailing.
On the return trip, they took Track 2 down the Main Line, flagging all crossings.
The gondola car SPAX 1103 was still wearing a reminder of the Rail Rodeo ...

All pictures October 30 2012 Copyright © 2012 John P. Almeida

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