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Christopher Smith's Collection
 
8/18/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Christopher Smith
Dates:12/13/2007 - 1/10/2008
Album Info:All photos taken in the fall/winter of 2007/2008, during the final construction phase and before the facility was officially turned over to NJT and put into operation. Important note: all of these photos were taken during final construction and subsequent testing/validation, so you may view things out of kilter, for example, blue lights illuminated even though there's no protection, etc.
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 1 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 1 of 50
Description:  I had the pleasure of working for a sub-contractor during the final construction phase of the NJT Morrisville Service & Inspection (S&I) facility during the fall/winter of 2007 and January of 2008. The S&I facility is the large white building. Although I took a couple hundred photos, this one is not mine - not sure where it came from, but it's good place to start. It probably dates from 2005 or 2006, since it's in the middle of construction. The tower/office/crew facility is to the right and under construction. The "trailer park" (lower right corner) all belonged to the various contractors (non-NJT folks). (I sat in one of those buildings for a while.) The road into the facility (bottom) remains today as do the areas for employee parking. The yard itself appears to be in use in this photo - not sure if it is was fully electrified at the time. The S&I facility (big white building) appears to be well underway. The "bulge" to the right houses the wheel truing equipment (ground level) and offices (upper level). The long portion (about 1/4 mile in length) houses tracks 1 & 2. The length allows service and inspection to be performed on two 14(?) car train sets simultaneously. (I think the number is 14...) The track in the upper left corner belongs to NS (ex-CR, PC, PRR I believe) and circumvents the NJT yard. Remarkably, NS did not connect directly to the NJT yard, even though the NS yard is just out of sight in the upper right hand corner - all the NJT tracks just gathered up in a couple of stubs and that was it.
Photo Date:  12/1/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:27 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 38 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 38 of 50
Description:  The controls for the Interlock System are located in this kiosk on the upper platform.
Photo Date:  12/13/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:11 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 28 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 28 of 50
Description:  A view of Track 1 from the east end shows the three distinct levels: platform level, track level, and ground level (where the orange and green lifts are, and actually, it's below grade as compared to the outside).
Photo Date:  12/13/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:24:59 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 29 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 29 of 50
Description:  Another view of Track 1 from the east end. The raised center platform (between Tracks 1 and 2) is at the same level as one would find at a passenger station. In this case, the only people entering and exiting are the car cleaners.
Photo Date:  12/13/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:25:29 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 11 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 11 of 50
Description:  East end doors. This short section (<100 ft.) of catenary is called a buffer catenary (or shortened to "buffer") and separates the inside (main) circuit from the outside world. The two inside mains and four buffers are controlled by the interlock system inside the building. The outside world is controlled by "others".
Photo Date:  12/13/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:25:33 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 31 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 31 of 50
Description:  Here we see one of the electrical contractor's employees preparing the wiring for the eventual arrival of the derail machine for Track 2 at the east end. If memory serves, I *think* this derail may have been re-positioned later to the opposite rail. All the derail equipment is bi-directional with the exception of the connecting rods - they must be ordered in near rail or far rail lengths. Note: The large gray wire strung along the tie is a grounding conductor and has nothing to do with the derail wiring.
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2018 8:32:58 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 6 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 6 of 50
Description:  The big yellow thing is the east gantry. Both the east gantry and west gantry are identical in operation. Both are battery powered, wheeled, and roll east-west along the center aisle on floor level rails.
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:17:49 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 4 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 4 of 50
Description:  There are two mobile gantries on the upper level - one at the east end and one at the west end. As far as I know, they are not used in "normal" cleaning, servicing, inspecting, etc., activities (normal being the operative word), but are used to access the tops of locomotives as needed. If used, it is required the main (inside) catenary be in a de-energized state. This is the view from the west gantry looking to the east. The east doors are almost the full 1/4 mile away.
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:15 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 5 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 5 of 50
Description:  Photo taken from the west gantry, looking at the west end. The facility is still in the construction phase, as evidenced by the line truck on track 2 and the cart on track 1. The big red pipes are for sand delivery.
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:19 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 40 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 40 of 50
Description:  These visual indicators and alarms are all over the facility. Red strobes indicate the main (inside) catenarys are energized. When lit, the green lights indicates they are off (de-energized). The blue lights act as a normal blue flag protection - the railroaders called them "go to work" lights.
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:47 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 10 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 10 of 50
Description:  From the east, looking at the east end. Note the scale of the "train doors" (the big red things) to the "man doors" (white, bottom left). NS and SMS (in the woods) are off to the left on the other side of the fence.
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:50 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 8 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 8 of 50
Description:  From the east end, looking to the east. The S&I facility is behind me. The NJT train on the left is departing the yard and heading out to the main (NEC), about a mile or so away. The NS is on the other side of the fence way over on the right. The NS lower track hugs the NJT and also joins the NEC. The NS upper track curves up and away to the right and heads to the steel mill. The light tower (inoperative) is a holdover from the old yard (PRR vintage?).
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:54 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 27 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 27 of 50
Description:  The shavings and grit from the Simmons wheel truing machine travel in this chip conveyor (blue piping and mechanism) outside to a dumpster.
Photo Date:  12/15/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2018 8:11:51 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 50 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 50 of 50
Description:  Early morning shot that I used for a screen saver for a while.
Photo Date:  12/15/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:25:45 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 15 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 15 of 50
Description:  One last shot of the east end doors. Notice the NS local (with a blue CR engine) on the other side of the fence. Round trips to the local steel mill were a daily occurrence.
Photo Date:  12/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:17:37 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 2 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 2 of 50
Description:  Track 2, ground level, looking east. Kind of hard to grasp the scale unless you're in it. The building is roughly a 1/4 mile long.
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:25:37 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 3 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 3 of 50
Description:  Track 2, ground level, looking west.
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:25:41 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 41 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 41 of 50
Description:  This is the schedule as of the last week of December 2007, with the timeline of events leading up to the formal turnover of the facility to NJT in 2008, as shown on our whiteboard in one of the construction trailers. On January 2, NJT workers came in to turn on the high voltage (12kV 25Hz). On the next day, they made the connections to provide a step-down feed for the interlock system to monitor (PT is shorthand for potential transformer). On the 3rd and the 7th, final settings, adjustments, etc. were made for the four derails. The NJT wire train came into the new shop (both tracks) to check clearances on the 8th. By this time, permanent NJT staff had started to show up and initial training was held on the 9th. The 10th was a catch-all date, the 11th a formal demo for NJT management, and after that the keys to the kingdom were handed over.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:24:13 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 37 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 37 of 50
Description:  The derails, doors, catenary, gantries, cranes and various associates gates, platforms, etc. are interlocked (mechanically and electrically) as to not permit inadvertent operation. For example, the interlock system prevents closing a train door on a live buffer. One of the parts of the interlock system is shown here. Railroaders invariably name things, and these cages become to be known as "lobster pots".
Photo Date:  1/4/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:16:36 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 32 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 32 of 50
Description:  Another view of an east end derail arrangement, not entirely complete, but getting there. The blue flag is supposed to pop up and light up when the derail is advanced (applied).
Photo Date:  1/7/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:16:40 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 30 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 30 of 50
Description:  Typical derail arrangement, this one at the east end. The gray box contains the motorized derail mechanism. The hump-shaped black box at the top of the photo is the switch circuit controller, which provides position feedback to the interlock system, i.e., derail position (mechanically, advanced or retracted) gets converted into electrical signals. The square black box at the bottom is the underground path for electrical wiring back into the facility. Warning! When you order 1000 ft. of wire, make sure you specify (qty. 4) 250 ft. spools are not acceptable!
Photo Date:  1/7/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:17:02 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 7 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 7 of 50
Description:  From the east looking at the east end. NS is to the left, on the other side of the fence and wood poles. NJT in'&'out is on the right, under live wires. Our wires won't be for a while, but it's getting close. The line truck is on Track 2.
Photo Date:  1/7/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:17:10 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 9 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 9 of 50
Description:  From the east end, looking to the west. From left to right: the big red thing is for sand; the track next to it is the lead for the wheel truing area; the yard tower is just above the geep and the trainset; beyond the parking area on the right are the construction trailers (mostly white) for the contractors; and lastly, note the cell tower disguised as a pine tree (!).
Photo Date:  1/7/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:17:33 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 42 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 42 of 50
Description:  Some of the construction trailer occupants didn't like sharing their lunch with the local mouse population and set out traps. This poor guy was just trying to stay warm and grab a bite. Sure did ruin his holiday. Zoom in at your peril.
Photo Date:  1/7/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:23 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 43 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 43 of 50
Description:  A couple of days earlier, NJT dumped off this wire train. Today (1/8/2008), NJT 4206 couples on and makes the air in preparation to check clearances on both tracks.
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:15:46 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
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Locomotives:  NJT 4206(GP40PH-2B)
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 48 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 48 of 50
Description:  4206 and the wire train in the S&I facility, on track 2. At this point, it is interesting to note the aluminum upside-down U-shaped guard rails on either side and spanning the length of the upper platform. All are relatively light and removable. Why so many instead of just two very long ones? The working height of the upper platform (relative to top of rail) is roughly what you would expect to find at a passenger station. When a train set enters the building, it doesn't necessarily stop at the same point all the time. After the train stops, the passenger doors open and the blue flags are lit. The cleaners remove (lift up) whatever individual guard rail is directly opposite an open passenger door, set it aside, enter the train, do their thing, exit the train and restore the guard rail. Pretty simple, huh?
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:15:53 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 45 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 45 of 50
Description:  As 4206 crept in, it didn't take long to find an interference. Unlike the removable U-shaped guard rails on the upper platform, the yellow painted ones are just the basic steel in concrete varieties. The white hat is standing at roughly ground level and you can see the gently sloped ramps up and down to the inspection areas. The "red pipes" hanging from the ceiling are the sanders.
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:15:58 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 46 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 46 of 50
Description:  A few whacks with a reciprocating saw and magic! No more interference. As you might guess, this was just a temporary fix.
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:16:02 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 49 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 49 of 50
Description:  This is the lower level view of the wire train. During normal operation with the passenger train sets, this would be the regular hangout for the car knockers - they do their running gear inspections (brakes, wheels, etc.) with pretty much everything at eye level. Notice also the red (unlit), green and blue globe lights all over the place. The red lights flash (strobe) when the main (inside) catenary is energized. The green lights (when illuminated) indicate the main (inside) catenary is off and the blue lights provide the blue flag indication. The combination illustrated here (red off, green on, blue on) is the "go to work" signal for the S&I staff.
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:16:05 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 47 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 47 of 50
Description:  Back underway, 4206 again creeps in on a second try.
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:23:53 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 44 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 44 of 50
Description:  NJT 4206 has the honor of leading the first train into the new shop. The wire train now has all its inspection personnel aboard, moved over to Track 2 (the west end) and is about to enter the building. It is worth noting again the catenary circuits for both Track 1 and Track 2 are divided into sections: the circuits outside the S&I facility are controlled elsewhere (at some master desk, I presume). The main (inside) catenary and the two buffer catenaries (one at each end of the building through the train doors) are controlled by the operators in the S&I facility. The buffer catenaries are interlocked such that the each buffer can be energized only when its respective train doors are fully opened - and - the train doors cannot be closed once the buffer is energized. In this photo, you can spot the breaks in the catenaries on both tracks - the sections heading into the building are the buffers.
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:21:45 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 13 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 13 of 50
Description:  Track 1, east end. Outside view of the Track 1 east end buffer. The catenary break is pretty much in the middle of the photo.
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:17:41 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 14 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 14 of 50
Description:  Track 2 east end buffer from the inside looking out. You can see the two catenary breaks - one each on the inside and outside. The train doors are interlocked so that the buffer can only be energized when the train doors are both opened to their fullest extent.
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:17:45 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 17 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 17 of 50
Description:  From the west end, looking to the west, with the retention pond (runoff pit) in the foreground. Notice the boxcars on the NS/SMS interchange track in the center distance. NS and SMS crews met for interchange 2 or 3 times a week during the day. There's no siding, so (apparently) it was easier for both to do a "live" interchange and get cars out of the way. NS typically arrived with 2 big GEs, which dwarfed SMS' little Baldwin. A rather incongruous sight watching the two shuffle cars around.
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:19:02 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 16 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 16 of 50
Description:  Occasionally, a rare visitor would wander by on the NS. Here's the Air Products rider caboose. The "rock wall" in the foreground is part of the NJT runoff pit (brand new) at the west end of the S&I facility.
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:23:03 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 12 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 12 of 50
Description:  Since the whole facility (including the yard) was of new construction, we got the latest in catenary technology as well. This is a typical catenary break, used to isolate two different circuits. The insulator at the top separates the circuits, as does the white rod below (probably fiberglass or similar non-metallic composite).
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:23:07 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 22 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 22 of 50
Description:  Simmons wheel truing machine - 1 of 5
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:23:12 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 23 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 23 of 50
Description:  Simmons wheel truing machine - 2 of 5
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:23:17 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 24 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 24 of 50
Description:  Simmons wheel truing machine - 3 of 5 - note there is no catenary in this area.
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:23:21 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 25 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 25 of 50
Description:  Simmons wheel truing machine - 4 of 5
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:23:58 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 26 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 26 of 50
Description:  Simmons wheel truing machine - 5 of 5 - note the rabbit track for moving cars in and out of the area.
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:24:02 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 18 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 18 of 50
Description:  At the Penn Warner Industrial Park - pic 1 of 4
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:24:41 PM
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Locomotives:  SLRS 301(S12)
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 20 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 20 of 50
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Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:24:46 PM
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Locomotives:  SLRS 301(S12)
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 19 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 19 of 50
Description:  Good luck catching these guys in action - it doesn't take long to divvy out the 4 or 5 inbounds.
Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:24:49 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 21 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 21 of 50
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Photo Date:  1/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:24:54 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 39 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 39 of 50
Description:  In addition to the Interlock System, the operator may observe the mechanical positions of the catenary high voltage contactors (switches) inside the building through a closed circuit video system. (Note: the video system and the interlock system are not tied together)
Photo Date:  1/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:18:58 PM
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 34 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 34 of 50
Description:  Another view of the west end Track 2 derail equipment. The wiring looks to be complete, so we're probably close to testing.
Photo Date:  1/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:19:28 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 33 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 33 of 50
Description:  On the west side, looking at the west end of the building, with the line truck on Track 2. The NS is on the other side of the fence off to the right.
Photo Date:  1/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:19:36 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 35 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 35 of 50
Description:  Close up view of how the three rods attach to the derail itself. From left to right: (1) switch circuit controller; (2) derail machine; and (3) blue flag indicator
Photo Date:  1/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:21:50 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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NJT Morrisville S&I  - photo 36 of 50
Title:  NJT Morrisville S&I - photo 36 of 50
Description:  When the derail is advanced (applied), this gadget flops up in the air (FWAAANG!!!) and lights up as well. When the derail is eventually retracted, it flops back onto the ground (FWOP!!!) and the light goes off. As you may have guessed, the incandescent bulb didn't last long and was replaced later with an LED version.
Photo Date:  1/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 9:21:54 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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