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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 4/17/2016

PN Bethlehem Branch Hatfield and Lansdale PA March 31 and April 1 2016
PN L160 usually has a lot to do on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the days after CSX delivers cars for both PN and New Hope and Ivyland (basically the same company) and for interchange with ESPN in Telford. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, not so much. On this Thursday, they took ex-CP 8218 up to the BIT siding near Americold (formerly Rosenbergers, connection to the siding since removed and the switch now accesses the BIT for car storage) and headed back to Lansdale Yard, passing Hatfield Warehouse siding at Hatfield Station.
They are bringing back their Pennsylvania flat car which is used for MOW purposes.
They pulled down to Jet Plastica siding, cut off the flat on the main, moved the engine out of the way onto the siding ...
and let gravity do the work, rolling the flat past the switch so they could run around it.
Now with the flat where they wanted it, they shove it back to the yard ...
and parked it at the end of Track 1.

The next day reveals that they have picked up the station track switch, rails and related materials and loaded them on the flat. This is in preparation for the installation of the access road from Madison Parking Lot to the construction site of the new garage. The access road will be used by trucks delivering the precast concrete sections of the garage to the site, deliveries scheduled to start around the end of April 2016.

Correction: The station track switch was removed to be recycled as the new switch from the runner to the industrial north of Orvilla Road. The access road will run across the tracks just north of the last catenary support to the left (about where PN 8211 is sitting) directly over to the old gate at the parking lot on the right (about where PN 7210 is parked).


All pictures March 31 and April 1 2016

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