Philly Area Sightings 07.19.08

 

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July 19. 2008

stg071908

Live from the field via my retro Palm III :

Going to Wildwood NJ. Big accident on I-95. Tanker truck ovedturned. We had to go thru Philly.We had to take the Schuykill Expressway to the Walt Whitman Bridge.

Saw some NS units hauling a coal train off the Schuykill

Lucky to catch an NJ Transit unit hustle some cars across a bridge.

Then caught 2 CSX Dark Future units hauling a Stack Train on that elevated track near the 30th street station. I think the

I always like going thru Philly. You can see a good mix of NS,Amtrak, CSX,SETPA and more.

In the 70s it was Chessie System, RF&P, CONRAIL with old electrics and even GG1 locomotives.

call that the High Line. Personally,I think the Dark Future is elegant, almost like the D&H final scheme.

At the 30th station I was treated to glimpses on Amtrak MOW cars and equipment. There was even a Sperry rail services car on one of the sidings.

Then we passed the Packer Ave Marine Terminal. Lots of containers there.


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Philly Area Sightings 07.19.08


Philly Area Sightings 07.19.08


Philly Area Sightings 07.19.08




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