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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 09/10/2017
 
Amtrak Northeast Corridor Cornwells Heights Station Cornwells Heights PA September 7 2017
 

Other than the soon-to-be-replaced Bomber sets, SEPTA trains on the NEC are probably the least interesting thing on the NEC, except when things don't go as planned.

Case in point: Train 733 heading to Trenton approaches Cornwells Heights Station with a five Silverliner IV consist.

Moving at a pretty good clip, the white cloud trailing the train ...
and the acrid smell of brake lining gave a hint to the reason for the speed.
It appeared as though they were running a little too hot as it slid right past the station platform.
The train fnally came to a stop a half a car past the handicapped ramp. After calling CTEC-6 and explaining the situation, the conductor got on the rear of the train so they could back up ...
just enough to allow the passengers off through the rear vestibule of the last car before continuing on. Well, that was interesting. Let's not do that again.
 
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