Report SEPTA Delays Here:

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby glennk419 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:44 pm

R3 Passenger wrote:There is another one at Jenkintown this afternoon. Delays on Lansdale/Doylestown, Warminster, and West Trenton lines again.


Just saw that, unbelievable! From the chopper shots, it was a push-pull inbound between Glenside and Jenkintown. Best wishes for the engineer and hopefully it wasn't a trainee which would be about the only reason that train set was out and about in the middle of the afternoon.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:14 pm

glennk419 wrote:Best wishes for the engineer and hopefully it wasn't a trainee which would be about the only reason that train set was out and about in the middle of the afternoon.

Diesel 80 qualifying trip.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby NorthPennLimited » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:02 am

Back in the 60's and 70's people would jump off a high rise building or leave the car running in the garage.

Today's generation overdoses and jumps in front of trains.

It's an unfortunate part of human nature. Throughout history, people sometimes become so depressed or helpless, they feel as though they have no other choice but to end their life. It's ashame they don't get the help they need before they make the choice to end their life.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby glennk419 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:17 am

CNJGeep wrote:
glennk419 wrote:Best wishes for the engineer and hopefully it wasn't a trainee which would be about the only reason that train set was out and about in the middle of the afternoon.

Diesel 80 qualifying trip.


Thanks, couldn't see the head end. Not even qualified and has its first fatality. Reminds me of the kid who climbed up the brand new SL-V at WES and got electrocuted.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby NorthPennLimited » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:12 pm

Has SEPTA deployed its gel trains yet?

I'm not aware of any slippery rail delays [yet] but past practice has them start the gel program in early October.

I'm not complaining. This Indian Summer is great weather for sitting outside and having a cold beer, or sneaking off to the beach for some last rays of sunshine with nobody else around at the Jersey shore except the sea gulls and the fisherman looking to hook a striped bass during the fall migration.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby nova08 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:44 pm

A gel train ran on the Norristown line late last week, maybe Thursday night. I assume it was a test train, I haven't heard one since. Can't remember the loco #, maybe 61 or 71.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby eb684 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:11 pm

So um, this was posted on the SEPTA main page earlier this evening:

Lansdale/Doylestown : Outbound train #570 is operating with delays of up to 30 minutes due to an unruly passenger aboard the train.
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