My dad lived in Doylestown when he was nursery school age. My dad was also a HUGE Reading fan. Kind of nostalgic for me, even though this set of MUs is 1970s vintage, to know this train is taking ... (more)
It’s late afternoon on a March day, and Conrail’s North Penn local is headed into electrified territory to work SEPTA’s North Penn line. The commuter traffic on the line dictated that it be switch... (more)
Conrail’s North Penn local is switching its train in the Lansdale, Pennsylvania yard, and has pulled a longer cut down to the passenger platforms. A SEPTA employee pauses from his shoveling to wat... (more)
Shovels and Brooms
After an overnight snowfall that left several inches of snow blanketing southeastern Pennsylvania, the first order of business for the crew of Conrail’s North Pe... (more)
Conrail’s yard in Lansdale, Pennsylvania served as a staging area for freight traffic on SEPTA’s North Penn, Doylestown, and Stony Creek branches. A local from Abrams Yard near King of Prussia wou... (more)
Pennsylvania Northeastern's newest acquisitions sit idle in Lansdale Yard. These two former CSX B36-7's #5834 and #5843 will need quite a bit of work before being fit for service.
Pennsylvania Northeastern SD40-2W #5342 and CSX 2717 idle in Lansdale Yard. The CSX crew will soon taxi up to get the power, the PN outbounds, and will return to CSX's Woodbourne Yard via the Ston... (more)
A few passengers board an early afternoon local to Center City Philadelphia at Lansdale's Pennbrook station.
Display train for Lansdale, PA Founders Day Celebration
Pennsylvania Northeastern's newest unit, ex Canadian Pacific GP9u #8218, pauses between shifting cuts of cars in Lansdale Yard.
PN W230 builds the train before heading north to Hatfield. The power for this W230 this evening is former Canadian Pacific GP9u #8218, now Pennsylvania Northeastern #8218.
Inbound local for Center City Philadelphia makes a stop at the former Reading Lansdale station.
A GP38-2 and four ex-Reading pups have brought the weekend freight up the North Penn branch into Lansdale from Philadelphia. The power pauses by the Lansdale station before grabbing its train for ... (more)
The old and the new. Silverliner IV's and Silverliner V's layover during the weekend in SEPTA's Lansdale Yard and will go back into service for the Monday morning commute to Philadelphia.
Former Conrail C39-8 idles between assignments in the Pennsylvania Northeastern Lansdale Yard.