Reading Lines RR EMD SW1500's numbered 2750-2770. (2761-2770 with Flexicoil trucks). The first batch 2750-2760 with AAR switcher trucks.
Amtrak Service to Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Before taking delivery of seven AEM7’s, SEPTA wanted to test one of the electrics on the Reading side of its service, to see if that electr... (more)
An assortment of PNRR units sit idle in the small yard at Lansdale. PNRR 8211 C39-8 (ex-CR 6017) and PNRR 7210 GP9RM (ex-CN 7210) are visible. The GP9 is not in service.
A Doylestown-bound train departs Lansdale with a five car set of Silverliner IV EMUs.
A Center City-bound train departs Lansdale with a four car set of Silverliner IV EMUs. This train originated in Doylestown at the northern end of the line.
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)
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
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.