It was a rainy Tuesday last week when I made these photos near University City in Philadelphia.
Regional passenger operator SEPTA has two unusual road-switchers (nos. 60 and 61), model RL-1, built by Republic Locomotive.
As locomotives go, these are real rare-birds. Although I’ve seen these from the window of the train, I’d never before caught one on the line.
On this day, I saw engine 60 working SEPTA’s wire train.
I made several photos using my Lumix LX7, plus a film photo exposed on Foma Retropan 320 using a Nikon F3 with 50mm lens.
Needless to say it wasn’t a very bright day. But it always pays to capture unusual equipment regardless of atmospheric conditions.
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