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Philly Railfan Pictures of the Week
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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 07/01/2018
CSX Trenton Line CP Berry Philadelphia PA June 20 2018
When the CSX dispatchers refer to a "geometry train" on their railroad, sometimes they are talking about a real train, as in an engine and specially modified passenger cars, (similar to those on Norfolk Southern and Conrail), other times it is a Sperry car (now almost exclusively high rail trucks but previously one of their doodlebugs), but every once in a while it is one of their two geometry cars. On this day is is CSX GMS-2.
GMS stands for Gauge Measurement System and while it's purpose is important, due to its appearance it is sometimes referred to as the CSX "Winnebago" ...
and it takes a back seat, as everything does, to the hot UPS train, CSX Q032, now with Tropicana Orange Juice cars up front on most days.
After Q032 passes,
a green signal, a plume of diesel exhaust and GMS-2 continues its trek west at CP Berry.
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