These photos were taken in 2009 in conjunction with an informal West Jersey Chapter NRHS trip. Unfortunately the weather was somewhat dismal, but at least the precipitation stayed in the mist category instead of outright rain and drizzle. Despite the grayness this was the last possible week for the trip so I pressed forward with taking pictures in the less than ideal conditions.
The all day event consisted of riding the FFE to New Hope, then taking a steam round trip to Lahaska and back, then catching the last return FFE back to Warminster.
You can see the full set of photos here in chronibetical order.
We begin with a shot of SEPTA S-IV #308 which delivered the majority of the informal trippers to the Warminster station.
It happened to be operated by the last former Reading RR employee still serving with SEPTA's T&E department.
Also hanging out at Warminster was single unit S-IV #298.
The Fall Foilage Express soon arrived, backing about 2 cars into the high level platform.
Departing Warminster we passed the turned signals for the new STREET interlocking that would be placed in service in March 010.
Not even the crappy weather could keep local railfans at home.
The bad light encouraged me to take more videos such as this one of the train as it hit the Alhouse Rd grade crossing. The horn on the Gp30 is clearly no K5LA.
Despite the gray weather the leaf color was as advertised, in this case overlooking the Little Neshaminy Creek.
Here is the semi-preserved station at Rushland.