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  1. It Ain't a Brill, But It'll Do

    It Ain't a Brill, But It'll Do

    Septa's N5 cars running m.u.-style toward Norristown, PA. The Route 100 line, once plied by Brill Bullets, is one of the last remaining 3rd rail interurbans.
  2. Dead Train Walking

    Dead Train Walking

    Grabbed this shot of Amtrak #600, one of the last surviving E60s in service. Within a year she'd feel the scrapper's torch.
  3. Ghost Bridge

    Ghost Bridge

    The Pennsy's viaduct across the Schuylkill River in Manayunk no longer sees trains...but does get the occasional visit from a full moon.
  4. In the Wink of an Eye

    In the Wink of an Eye

    Budd cars gleaming, a Septa commuter train speeds into Philly.
  5. Leaser Sandwich

    Leaser Sandwich

    An ex-MPI leaser and a CSX GP15-1 help out as manifest train Q417 crosses the Schuylkill River in Philly.
  6. Canadian Invasion

    Canadian Invasion

    The thrice weekly CP train to Philly pauses on Delaware & Oregon Avenues.
  7. Anthracite Reunion

    Anthracite Reunion

    CSX #1123 (SW1001) meets StL&H #7306 (GP38-2) at sunset. The CSX unit first served as Reading #2604 and the Canadian was originally Lehigh Valley #319.
  8. Pumpkin Sandwich

    Pumpkin Sandwich

    Two CSX units sandwich a BNSF pumpkin in this lash, awaiting clearance southbound on the wye at CP Rover.
  9. Ship to Shore

    Ship to Shore

    The S.S. United States once set the transatlantic speed record as one of the world's premier luxury liners. Today she awaits restoration at her home port of Philly, while a CSX GP15-1 works the pier beside her.
  10. Got Methane?

    Got Methane?

    CSX #7722 leads HLCX #7149 across the Columbia Bridge in Philly. The ex-BN unit had been designed to run on refrigerated liquid methane, but has since been converted back to diesel.
  11. A Little Diversity

    A Little Diversity

    CSX "Diversity in Motion" unit #5001 (AC6000CW) leads a mixed lash northbound across Philly's Columbia Bridge.
  12. Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    A lone PCC streetcar shares the shop tracks at SEPTA's Elmwood Depot in Philadelphia. SEPTA has a few PCC cars restored for historic trolley operations. Steve Barry photo. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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