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Date: 05/22/20 07:27
Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

I took advantage of the nice weather and took a bike tour up the west bank of the Delaware river from Philly to Holmesburg Jct., then across the Tacony-Palmyra bridge to the New Jersey side down back through Pennsauken and Camden, and here are the trains I saw...

1 - Abandonded ferry slips at Tioga
2 - RBMN boxcars at the Tioga Marine terminal
3 - NJT Atlantic City train coming off the DelAir bridge to Philly








Date: 05/22/20 07:29
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

Continuing....
4 - another of NJT 
5 - Amtrak regional  southbound at Tacony station
6 - Luckily a northbound followed soon after








Date: 05/22/20 07:31
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

7 - Northbound screams through Tacony station
8- No train - but nice bridge on the NEC over Pennypack Creek at Holmesburg Jct.
9 - old PRR branch along the Delaware waterfront now a rec trail








Date: 05/22/20 07:34
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

10 - heritage painted hoppers in the NJT River Line facility in Pennsauken
11 - NJT River Line Rte. 73 station
12 - NJT train bound for Atlantic City on the massive DelAir lift bridge








Date: 05/22/20 07:36
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

13 - Another view of the DelAir bridge
14 & 15 - Approaching Pennsauken station
 








Date: 05/22/20 07:38
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

16 - NJT River Line train at Pennsauken
17 - NJT train for Philly at the upper level of Pennsauken
18 - NJT sitting on top of the River Line








Date: 05/22/20 07:40
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

PATCO crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge








Date: 05/22/20 07:43
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

NJT River Line trains meet in Camden, and views from the bridge of the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey and S.S. United States








Date: 05/22/20 07:49
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: krm152

Nice photo series.  Those GP40P's are going to last forever.
Thanks for your interesting photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 05/22/20 08:29
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: Gonut1

Nice collection!
Thanks JonJonJonJon



Date: 05/22/20 08:35
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: TCnR

Wow, quite the tour. Interesting to see the U.S.S. New Jersey and S.S. United States in the same photo, lots of history there.
t4p.



Date: 05/22/20 09:16
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: perklocal

Great Post !  Agree with TCnr on the USS New Jersey and SS United States shot. Wow !  Also like your coverage of the PATCO Trains on the Ben Franklin Bridge.



Date: 05/22/20 09:30
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: Passfanatic

Great photos! The greater Philadelphia area offers so many opportunities for railfanning. In all of the years I have lived in NJ, I don't get to railfan Patco very much or even the NJT ACRL. I live much closer to NYC.



Date: 05/22/20 10:23
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: eastpenn23

That first PATCO shot is nice!



Date: 05/22/20 10:51
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: pdt

1.  Do u have and roster shots of the SNJX ballast hopper cars?   Need to model these.  They look like AC-2 and PS-2 covered hoppers with roofs removed.

2.  The abandoned ROW look like the old PRR Philadelphia and Tacony line.  Lots of local freight traffic on it back in the day.  When all the factories and chemical plants along the river closed down...it became a big toxic waste dump.   Has the area ever really been cleaned up?  IDK



Date: 05/22/20 16:23
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: HB90MACH

The red boat at the dock, when I was driving the piles for mooring the USS New Jersey, there was a yellow box cab switcher that ran around that dock where the red vessel is moored.  I could never get a good shot because it was always hidden just enough.  



Date: 05/22/20 18:05
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

Soory - I don't have better shots of the SNJX cars - they were behind a fence and too far away for a good shot.



Date: 05/22/20 18:09
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: jonjonjonjon

And here was my means of locomotion




Date: 05/23/20 17:51
Re: Touring both sides the Delaware river
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the pics...



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