Happy Independece Day from Philadelphia!
Philadelphia's 30th Street Station captured on July 26th, 2016 illuminated in alternating Stars & Stripes themes during the 2016 Democrati... (more)
An old PRR platform lamp stands guard, one of the few surviving, as an Amtrak "Cities Sprinter" makes an appearance with a string of leased MARC cars in tow. SEPTA leased No. 619 from A... (more)
SEPTA's AEM-7 #2305 makes an appearance on a rush hour train pushing a set of Bombardier cars from 30th Street Station over the PRR built viaduct and under the Center City Commuter Tunnel towards ... (more)
The new kids on the block
Just south of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, an Amtrak Acela Express, led by No. 2015, is captured southbound with the expanding city skyline serving as ba... (more)
An Amtrak Cities Sprinter leads a long distance train westbound through Torresdale in northeast Philadelphia on a beautiful sunny day in July.
An Amtrak Acela Express set slithers like a snake through the growing urban landscape of North Elizabeth, NJ. The station, just north of Elizabeth, was rebuilt with high level platforms in 1987 w... (more)
SEPTA's sole ALP-44, No. 2308, arrives at the upper deck of Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. The unit was one of 33 built by Asea Brown Boveri of Sweden between 1989 and 1997. Of those, 32 went... (more)
Amtrak's Acela Express, led by No. 2006, overtakes an NJT commuter train through Harrison, NJ. Each train had just departed Newark station eastbound over the 1935 PRR built "Dock Bridge" drawbrid... (more)
"Whose line is it, anyway?"
A leased set of NJT Comet IV's along with even an ALP-46, substitutes for SEPTA equipment, under the watchful eye of William Penn. SEPTA leased the trains from NJT,... (more)
An Amtrak Regional Express departs Philadelphia, PA on a moody day in late March.
The skyline serves as backdrop, with the PECO building on the far left, Liberty One and Two to the far right a... (more)
A set of SEPTA Silverliner IV commuter cars make their way from Philadelphia's subterranean Suburban Station to the upper deck platform of 30th Street Station.
Click, click, click, click, click.... click. Click.
Amtrak's venerable "Solari Board", installed in the early 1980's, cycles through train departure and arrival times displayed on rota... (more)
The cavernous interior of Philadelphia's 30th Street Station - looking east. The stairs lead to subterranean tracks below serviced by both Amtrak and NJT. The right, the food court and to the fa... (more)
The cavernous interior of Philadelphia's 30th Street Station - looking west. Note the Michael the Arch Angel WWII memorial statue to the right.
Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, along side the Cira Center office complex which was built 76 years later, in 2009. Each lit up in a way reflecting the period they were built.