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Old Posted May 11, 2009, 2:30 PM
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^multiple unit well car
CTA (Chicago) bought four articulated passenger car sets in the late forties. I think they were in service into the sixties, possibly early seventies, and last ran on the Skokie Swift (now Yellow Line).

Each set consisted of three carbodies on four trucks, with a control cab in each end unit. When they operated on the Skokie, they had both third-rail pickup and pantographs.
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Nice Strasbug shot! I love the perspective in that.

For both families and steam geeks Strasburg is among the best in the East and possibly all of North America; there's so much activity, stuff going on all the time, the restorations are authentic, and just across the road is the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, worth a whole day by itself.
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^ yeah we used to go there every Summer when I was a kid. The old switch tower was open that day, so I got a chance to view the locomotive switching ends from above. Very neat.

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The Reading FP7-A units seen in the background in the above photo lead an excursion train on the former RDG Perkiomen Branch in October of 07

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So that line is still active? I thought they had turned that branch into a multi-use trail...
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The Perki trail runs from Oaks to Green Lane,the ROW is abandoned from Green Lane to Pennsburg, and East Penn Rail Lines operates the line from Pennsburg to Emmaus Junction
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NMOphoto, those are some gorgeous images!

Watusi, here's your tower at Strasburg; one of the most beautiful railroad structures surviving:
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Chicago Loop elevated CTA transit near Wells and Lake streets
Great clear, crisp shots. CTA's elevated trains provide so many magnificent photo opportunities that a street-level operation, or obviously a subway, couldn't compete with.
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Former Reading Main, now NS Harrisburg Line at Valley Forge Park. I'm standing on the Westbound track looking east where the middle track leading out of Abrams yard ends.
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Austin, Texas - 1981

I'm not sure if I've posted any of these before; if so, my apologies.

Shot near the depot:

MKT stood for Missouri-Kansas-Texas, affectionately known as Katy. The 200-plus miles of abandoned Katy route across Missouri were bought by Edward Jones and donated for construction of the Katy Trail.












The Amtrak train that served Austin then was known as the Inter-American. Here, it's arriving from San Antonio.
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Former Nickel Plate Road locomotive 765 passes Fort Wayne's former Pennsylvania Railroad Depot en route to North Judson, Indiana, to run weekend excursions.

Shot May 20 from the observation deck at the top of 312-foot Art Deco 1930 Lincoln Tower.
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