RAILROAD SIGNALS of the U.S.
MAP of SEPTA's
30th St STATION
30th Street Station is another great place for railfanning, whether you are into transit or railroading. This is also a place you can spend a lot of time - just like 69th Street.
All of SEPTA's regional (commuter) rail lines originate, terminate, or go thru here. Even though these lines are not parallel to Amtrak's lines, they soon join the NEC both south and north of the station and yard complex. There's is always plenty of action down on the platforms.
Also contained here is a large yard complex, quite unusual nowadays that downtown real estate is prime land.
SEPTA's Market-Frankford Subway Line runs east-west just south of the station, while SEPTA's surface subway trolley lines rumble underneath the station.
CSX crusises over everything on the "high line", altho patience is required to catch much.
Good pictures of the yard can be had from the north-west corner of the parking lot. SEPTA has a fairly liberal photo policy, however, they can still ask you for ID. They don't detain like the METRA cops, at least not so far.
Last Updated: 17-Aug-2007