Philly Railfan Pictures of the Week
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|Railfan Pictures of the Week - 01/06/2019|
|CSX Trenton Line Fairless Junction, Woodbourne and CP TL Middletown Township PA December 31 2018 and January 4 2019|
When I posted last week's A fitting end to the year: My favorite local CSX C770 on the way to South Philly CP Berry Philadelphia PA December 11 2018, I did not see the next week coming.
First, a truly fitting tribute to the end of the year would be the last C770 of the year, which I was lucky enough to catch shoving out of the western end of Woodbourne Yard at Fairless Junction. Probably due to holiday scheduling, the trio of GP40-2's in the 6200 series that have usually been lounging in Lansdale Yard all day did not make the C746 the night before and instead were working for a living on New Year's Eve. The units were CSX 6220, 6210 and 6222, the last two featuring pilots modified for operation in third rail territory.
|After clearing the eastbound absolute signal at Fairless, they had to wait for the conductor to walk the almost half a mile of train back to the head end.|
|A half hour later and a mile away, they came through Woodbourne heading to Manville.|
|On Friday, to start the new year, I got lucky again and this time they came out of the east end of Woodbourne Yard. With the C746 power still in Lansdale, it was up to GP40-2 CSX 6227 to lead up to Manville. Interestingly, the third rail pilot on 6227 is different from those on 6210 and 6222.|
|In a case of "one of these things is not like the others", the fifth unit assigned to Woodbourne, and second on C770, was GP38-2 CSX 2622.|
|As a special bonus, the first car was a former Tropicana car, now wearing the reporting marks CKIX.|
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