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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 6/21/2015

SEPTA Doylestown Line Lansdale PA April 12 2015
One of the continuing narratives of railroads is the quest to remain current, and considering the amount of physical plant they maintain, it is not a easy chore. SEPTA is upgrading its electrical substations that date back to the Reading Company-era, and spent a few weekends in April removing some obsolete equipment near Doylestown.
Due to the inaccesibility of the site, SEPTA 52 brought up a flat car on which a crane lowered the ancient transformer, then the locomotive would shove the load to the station where another crane would transfer it to a waiting flat bed tractor trailer for its final journey to the scrap yard.
After a long day of waiting for something to do, then finding that that something consisted of shoving a flat car a quarter mile once and then done, SEPTA 52 heads back to town.

All pictures April 12, 2015

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