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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 12/20/2015

North Philadelphia Station Amtrak Northeast Corridor Philadelphia PA November 29 2015

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of Amtrak's busiest days of the year, Amtrak's Northeast Corridor is one of the busiest lines in the country, and North Philadelphia Station is one of the busiest stations on the NEC, if not for boardings, but for the number of trains passing and the variety of equipment. So sit back and watch the trains fly by.

This is the third and final part of the Turkey Sunday series: Part One is here, Part Two is here.

It has been 20 years since the platform replacement and track realignment at North Philadelpia. Before that, there were eight tracks through the station, including two express tracks that bypassed the station completely. There are five now, and only the southbound express Track 3 remains, but even wth the extra track, CETC will send an occasional through train like the Pennsylvanian Train 43 south on Track 4.

Much more rare is sending a southbound on Track 2 as they did with NJT Train 4670.
Track 3 is the usual home of southbounds like The Silver Star Train 91 with a pair of newbies to the corridor, ACS-64 617 followed by one of the new Viewliner baggage cars.
And for a final Thanksgiving treat, the annual trek of the NJT Jersey Arrows to Washington DC on Train 1057 with its Trenton-bound SEPTA sisters in the background.

All pictures November 29, 2015

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