Last month, Kris and I paused at Bryn Mawr, that iconic place on the former Pennsy Main Line.
Here vestiges of the old order survive. The railroad is still comprised of directional four track. The old PRR catenary and support infrastructure is still being used as intended. Classic canopies cover the platforms. And the old PRR tower survives like a citadel from the days of yore.
An automated announcement advised passengers of late running trains.
Bad for them, but good for me. If SEPTA’s outbound train to Thorndale had been on time, I’d have missed my photograph!
I had just a few minutes before we had to leave to meet family in Ardmore for a dinner.
Photos exposed with my Nikon Z6 and processed digitally in Lightroom.
In October 2001, my brother Sean and I visited Norristown, Pennsylvania to photograph SEPTA’s Route 100, known as the Norristown High Speed Line. Here it crossed the Schuylkill Valley on a long steel viaduct.
It was a bright clear day, and I made these views on Fujichrome using my Contax G2 rangefinder from a vantage point the north bank of the river. On the walk back from the river, I stepped squarely in some deep mud.
Until the early 1990s, SEPTA operated distinctive Brill ‘Bullet Cars’ on this route. My dad still calls SEPTA’s current fleet as ‘the new cars’, even though at this point most are now the better part of 30 years old!