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by scotty269
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Northeast Philly Railroad History
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Northeast Philly Railroad History

Thanks for posting - great photos of the Bustleton Branch stations. I've been looking for something like them for years!
by scotty269
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Suburban Station’s Escalator to Nowhere (and other mysteries)
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Suburban Station’s Escalator to Nowhere (and other mysteries)

http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82415#p82415 That 'rump' is there becasue they used to have a direct entrance from the 'Municipal Services' building to the platform via that escalator. if you go upstairs and walk 'down the platform' you can look in the glass to escalator area. It's all st...
by scotty269
Mon May 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station
Replies: 24
Views: 2817

Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

How did y'all get the diesels from West Chester to Lansdale? I assume you couldn't go through CC. They went through the tunnel. Diesels are allowed in as long as they get a straight move through. Really? I wasn't aware of that. That's really interesting, do the fumes just dissipate or...? By doing ...
by scotty269
Mon May 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station
Replies: 24
Views: 2817

Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Reminds me of the WCRR trip to Lansdale a few years ago. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2571528" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2571534" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If you zoom in, that's my u...
by scotty269
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Robert Clearfield (1952 – 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 2440

Robert Clearfield (1952 – 2018)

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/clearfield-robert-obituary?pid=190168505" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://railroad.net/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=134" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; While he hasn't posted here in awhile, I still feel it's appr...
by scotty269
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Extending the stub end tracks at Suburban Station
Replies: 28
Views: 7137

Re: Extending the stub end tracks at Suburban Station

Going south/east from Suburban would require digging under the MFL/Trolley tunnel. Not saying it's impossible, but look at similar big-dig projects in London or Boston. Digging tunnels under existing cities = $$$$$$
by scotty269
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Regional rail to Pottstown
Replies: 106
Views: 24125

Re: Regional rail to Pottstown

Very unlikely SEPTA will consider the BBD AL45DP, or for that matter any kind of diesel powered service extension. It makes zero sense for them: * The ALP-45DP is roughly 12 million a unit. * You'd have to have service facilities for it. - No reason they couldn't be serviced at Frazier or even Wayn...
by scotty269
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: SEPTA Southwest Connection Improvement Program
Replies: 7
Views: 4220

Re: SEPTA Southwest Connection Improvement Program

This does seem like a big scope project for SEPTA. I'll be glad to see the overhead catenary system structures be replaced. The old ones are rotting away...have they been there since the beginning of the PRR ? No, those were placed in I believe the middle '20s and are far from the oldest PRR Catena...
by scotty269
Sun May 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: No Key? Pay double to transfer!
Replies: 30
Views: 9671

Re: No Key? Pay double to transfer!

*rolls eyes* They will end up saving money in revenue operations for processing cash/coin, allow for easier fare reloading, and reduction of waste by getting rid of paper transfers, train/trailpasses, and already tokens. There is additional functionality that allows the Key to be used as a Debit car...
by scotty269
Sun May 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Reforming SEPTA
Replies: 5
Views: 3377

Re: Reforming SEPTA

Too many cooks in the kitchen = no accountability. Have the Commonwealth run the railroad with 1 president / CEO at the top elected by the heads of the DOT served by SEPTA. PA, NJ, DE Split the railroad from the city transit division, and allow the city transit division to be run by a board of dire...
by scotty269
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Septa, please keep the K-cars in service!
Replies: 58
Views: 18090

Re: Septa, please keep the K-cars in service!

SEPTA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. It's not a museum service. If you want to go to a museum, check out Steamtown and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton. They don't keep things around because they're "cool". Heck, look at the new locomotives! They're ugly, and they are ...
by scotty269
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Septa sprinter out of shop.
Replies: 53
Views: 17075

Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Wow, now that I see it from the side that sure is ugly.
by scotty269
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Septa sprinter out of shop.
Replies: 53
Views: 17075

Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Looks like a model railroders first attempt at painting an undecorated shell. It’s a shame, the artist’s rendition is sharp. Everyone: I agree-the new SEPTA Sprinter color scheme is quite disappointing...The earlier rendering that Roadmaster posted looks so much better...I agree with Glenn and thin...
by scotty269
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Adios 615 & 622
Replies: 55
Views: 23031

Re: Adios 615 & 622

EASTERN VIRGINIA RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
by scotty269
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Silverliner III move today
Replies: 13
Views: 10253

Re: Silverliner III move today

Except possibly for ex-PRR 257 which burned and may still be on hold as legal evidence, I believe RDG 9001 is the only other remaining SLII still on the property. I too heard that it was destined for the RCTHS in Hamburg, PA. I know that RRMPA has one or two of the original PRR Pioneer cars but don...

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