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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 12/30/2012

CSX Stony Creek Branch Whitpain PA December 27 2012
CSX C746 has been sticking religiously to its roundtrip nocturnal journeys, but this week a tree had other ideas. When a tree falls in the forest, the railroad does not care unless it does so right across the tracks. Fortunately the speed limit is 10 MPH so stopping in time was not a problem, and the train fit between the tree and North Wales Road.
A track car was evidently dispatched and in the light of day made quick work of the tree, but the train waited for the evening's crew to bring the train into Lansdale that night.
To make it a little more interesting, the train was bringing ex-Canadian National GP9M 7010, recently purchased by the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad for operation on some of the rather tight sidings along their Bethlehem Branch.

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