129 (Frankford-Knights to Oxford Valley Mall)

129 (Frankford-Knights to Oxford Valley Mall)

I think most of us can agree that in the grand scheme of things, 2018 was not a great year. It feels fitting to close it off with a long, crazy route that doesn’t really go anywhere (at least not quickly) and makes way too many deviations for its own good. Hi,...
Chinatown (BRS)

Chinatown (BRS)

Once upon a time, Philadelphia was planning on building a loop line around Center City. The Broad-Ridge Spur was built off of the Broad Street Line to the busy department stores at 8th and Market, then onwards to 16th and Locust. Now, there’s no money to...
Fox Chase

Fox Chase

I’ve chased the fox all the way to the end of the Fox Chase Line, and now it’s time to review its last stop! Okay, well, that was a terrible intro. Ahem…Fox Chase Station. On the platform. Fox Chase has three platforms split between two tracks. Since...
Farewell to the AEM-7s

Farewell to the AEM-7s

SEPTA is retiring its oldest kind of Regional Rail locomotive, but they gave it one last ride two weekends ago. A free express trip from Paoli to Suburban and back was run for the general public two weekends ago, and it was a lot of fun (save for some rabid railfans,...