Saturday, May 08, 2004


Various newsgroups report that service on the Reading Trunk was disrupted due to an equipment problem. At around 11:15am, a southbound train, believed to be the #4127 R1 Airport train suffered a damaged pantograph between Newtown Jct (where the R8 Fox Chase splits off from the RDG Trunk) and Wayne Jct. As a result, all northbound trains were held at Wayne Jct, while southbound trains were held at Newtown Jct until the wire train deployed along the R3 West Trenton line could be dispatched to Wayne Jct. The pantograph reportedly failed due to catenary problems at poles 5.17 and 5.18. I don't imagine too many people traveling along the RDG Trunk were too thrilled with this latest wire problem...

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