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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 1/31/2016

SEPTA Norristown Line Norristown PA October 18 2015
October is disaster drill time, and SEPTA provided equipment for the most recent exercise, eventually. Two hours late for its own funeral, RL1A 61 had a little trouble on the run from Wayne Electric, shoving the consist up from 16th Street Junction as it passes Conshohocken.
SEPTA provided a pair of Silverliner IV's and a pair of Silverliner V's for the two part operation.
They used the siding just north of Conshohocken Station for the dril. Previously disaster drills featured simulations such as a car involved derailment with wires down at Miquon (they actually did provide a wrecked car) and a derailment involving a passenger train and a freight train with hazardous materials between Spring Mill and Conshohocken (flaming barrels on a flat car filling in for the freight train).
In this one, a IV and a V were cut off to the north for use by tactical squads looking for a bomb ...
while the engine and other two cars were treated as a derailment with injuries and a fire. Local emergency services were staged at Washies in Conshohocken until the simulated call was made.
An overall view of the area (bomb squad near cars, fire and emergency crews far cars).

All pictures October 18, 2015

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