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by SEPTA2461
Wed May 31, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Quarry Trains from Glen Mills
Replies: 1
Views: 2385

Quarry Trains from Glen Mills

Does AMTRAK still operate ballast trains out of the quarry at Glen Mills? A friend of mine asked recently. I've been meaning to ask lately, but it slipped my mind. I know this probably belongs under AMTRAK or some Class 1 RR group, but the West Chester Branch formerly existed under SEPTA most recent...
by SEPTA2461
Wed May 03, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: History of the Broad Street Line
Replies: 237
Views: 60353

Re: History of the Broad Street Line

Yes, albeit not with 100% coverage of the line. To the best of my knowledge, the sole commercial video produced which included BSL underground cabride footage was shot during a BVTA-sponsored railfan charter trip operated in September 1991. The video included various segments of video shot out of t...
by SEPTA2461
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Flagging crossings in Willow Grove
Replies: 7
Views: 3393

Re: Flagging crossings in Willow Grove

I witnessed some crews flagging their trains through with flashlights this past Friday. Strangely I saw the gates operate just as normal.
by SEPTA2461
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Philadelphia Roosevelt Blvd Subway
Replies: 67
Views: 50425

Re: Philadelphia Roosevelt Blvd Subway

It would be cheaper to built an elevated extension of the M-F line to Roosevelt Blvd. than to tunnel from Broad Street. Tunneling has too many potential obstacles; countless underground utilities and three circles come to mind. Built it on the median with access from the side walks. Run it all the ...
by SEPTA2461
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Renovation of underground PATCO stations
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

Re: Renovation of underground PATCO stations

That's very interesting, but my curiosity is geared towards the paneling and floor tiles in stations such as 15th-16th, 8th-Market, and other underground station - except Broadway.
by SEPTA2461
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Philadelphia Roosevelt Blvd Subway
Replies: 67
Views: 50425

Re: Philadelphia Roosevelt Blvd Subway

Just as a memory refresher, was the ramp from the never-to-be Northeast Extension, along with the Olney ramp, built along with the rest of the line in 1928?
by SEPTA2461
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Renovation of underground PATCO stations
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

Renovation of underground PATCO stations

I know I posted this query before, but I don't think I worded it quite correctly: When did PATCO start going through and renovating their underground station platforms, between City Hill Camden and 15th-16th Locust? Surely some point in the mid-90s? I read here that in 1998, PATCO become the first A...
by SEPTA2461
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Philadelphia Roosevelt Blvd Subway
Replies: 67
Views: 50425

Re: Philadelphia Roosevelt Blvd Subway

Hey everyone, I know there's more important matters going on out there, but I checked phillyhistory.org, and finally found photos of the end of the upper Erie trackage. If I'd only looked four years ago. Ah well.
by SEPTA2461
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK
Replies: 129
Views: 40696

Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

How long until the MARCs go back to Baltimore?
by SEPTA2461
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Blueliner by Wayne junction?
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Re: Blueliner by Wayne junction?

A blueliner it was, indeed. Now it exists as a storage room for workers around Wayne Yard.
by SEPTA2461
Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Underground PATCO Station Designs
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Re: Underground PATCO Station Designs

I meant the actual platform areas.
by SEPTA2461
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Underground PATCO Station Designs
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Underground PATCO Station Designs

Does anybody know when the underground stations from Walter Rand TC to 16th-Locust were remodeled? They look pretty modern in my eyes. And photos are pretty scarce.
by SEPTA2461
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: West Trenton Rush-Hour Express
Replies: 18
Views: 7290

Re: West Trenton Rush-Hour Express

I have seen the ex-Pullman Comets hanging around at Overbrook yard west. What are they still doing around? If they're not on the overhaul list, I would think they'd be sent to the scrap heap by now.
by SEPTA2461
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: West Trenton Rush-Hour Express
Replies: 18
Views: 7290

Re: West Trenton Rush-Hour Express

As of the past two weeks, both 6374 an 6378 have been using Silverliner Vs. This probably has to do with the Rotem overhaul project, or possibly a dead engine or two.
by SEPTA2461
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Olney Crossovers
Replies: 14
Views: 4376

Re: Olney Crossovers

For those interested, they installed a new end-of-track light at the end of the tunnel.

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