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By:Lee King
Dates:1/1/2009 - 6/30/2009
Album Info:We're up to Album 7 already! Enjoy the northeast with me for the first half of '09!
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AMTK 914 195
Title:  AMTK 914 195
Description:  As a SEPTA R2 train loading up anticipates eastward departure, a southbound regional train led by a "swedish meatball" blitzes it in the other direction.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 3:37:19 PM
Location:  Marcus Hook, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 914(AEM7)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
AMTK 662 91 Silver Star
Title:  AMTK 662 91 Silver Star
Description:  With the SEPTA train still waiting with it's clear signal, the southbound Silver Star speeds through with an HHP8 on the point.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 3:38:00 PM
Location:  Marcus Hook, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 662(HHP8)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
AMTK 937 86
Title:  AMTK 937 86
Description:  Train 86, straight from Richmond, VA, speeds east through Marcus Hook wuth a toaster on the point.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 3:38:56 PM
Location:  Marcus Hook, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 937(AEM7)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
AMTK 2034 N/B Acela meets SPAX 156
Title:  AMTK 2034 N/B Acela meets SPAX 156
Description:  As people who work on the SEPTA R2 route know, Marcus Hook is the end point for trains on Sunday's and holidays. On the ticket office, it says that trains originating at Marcus Hook can leave on either side. People who haven't figured this out yet watch a northbound Acela train blow north.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 3:39:48 PM
Location:  Marcus Hook, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 2034(Acela Power Car) AMTK 2032(Acela Power Car) SPAX 156(Silverliner IV)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
AMTK 2027 S/B Acela
Title:  AMTK 2027 S/B Acela
Description:  A southbound Acela train sprints through Marcus Hook.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 3:40:35 PM
Location:  Marcus Hook, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 2027(Acela Power Car) AMTK 2033(Acela Power Car)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
AMTK 916 S/B meets SPAX 163
Title:  AMTK 916 S/B meets SPAX 163
Description:  The Marcus Hook interlocking tower is dealing with traffic now. As a Philly-bound R2 train waits to switch tracks, a southbound regional train clears the path.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 3:41:27 PM
Location:  Marcus Hook, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Signal,Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 916(AEM7) SPAX 156(Silverliner IV) SPAX 155(Silverliner IV) SPAX 164(Silverliner IV) SPAX 163(Silverliner IV)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
NS 9326 H3A/H83
Title:  NS 9326 H3A/H83
Description:  Believe it or not, this is the H3A/H83, returning from Coatesville.
Photo Date:  1/2/2009  Upload Date: 1/2/2009 5:54:24 PM
Location:  Norristown, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9326(C40-9W) NS 9870(C40-9W) NS 2102(SW1001)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
CSX 692 Q190
Title:  CSX 692 Q190
Description:  New Chessie has brought luck upon this dreary day! As Q190 rolls west past Ford Street, a flurry has begun to fall.
Photo Date:  1/2/2009  Upload Date: 1/2/2009 5:55:11 PM
Location:  Norristown, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 692(AC60CW) CSX 5489(ES44DC)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
NS 2100 H25
Title:  NS 2100 H25
Description:  H25 returns to Abrams with one of the remaining SW1001's in CR Dress Blue, paired with an ex-CR SD40-2 that has already been repainted. See the irony?
Photo Date:  1/2/2009  Upload Date: 1/2/2009 5:55:40 PM
Location:  Bridgeport, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2100(SW1001) NS 3430(SD40-2)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
NS 9849 14G
Title:  NS 9849 14G
Description:  A very early 14G slips through Wyomissing. The train went through Spring Street Yard to avoid waiting for 21E.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:03:03 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9849(C40-9W) NS 9466(C40-9W)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
NS 9367 21E
Title:  NS 9367 21E
Description:  21E drifts west through Wyomissing.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:04:29 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9367(C40-9W) NS 7550(ES40DC)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
NS 2604 34A
Title:  NS 2604 34A
Description:  34A heads through C.P. Tulp with an interesting mix of power(even though you probably can't see it, especially the CR Blue SD40-2).
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:05:33 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2604(SD70M) NS 8857(C40-9) NS 3360(SD40-2) NS 9927(C40-9W)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
NS 7522 500
Title:  NS 7522 500
Description:  After waiting at C.P. Wyo for the 34A to clear, 500 prepares for takeoff. He got clearence as soon as I went to reposition.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:06:22 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7522(ES40DC) NS 9186(C40-9W) NS 7692(ES40DC)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
RBMN 5017 Spring Street Turn
Title:  RBMN 5017 Spring Street Turn
Description:  After a nearly insuccessful chase, I land a going away shot of the RBM&N Spring Street Yard move leaving that area and heading towards it's destination on it's own territory.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:07:02 PM
Location:  Muhlenburg, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RBMN 5017(SD50) RBMN 3055(SD40-2)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
The Old and New
Title:  The Old and New
Description:  Note the old heavyweight coaches off to the left of the shot, present yet inactive as 21M rolls west.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:07:49 PM
Location:  Laureldale, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9853(C40-9W) NS 9323(C40-9W) NS 8823(C40-9) NS 2633(SD70M)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
NS 9606 20W
Title:  NS 9606 20W
Description:  20W heads east underneath Park Ave. towards C.P. Dunkle.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:08:38 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9606(C40-9W) NS 2590(SD70M)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
NS 3445 65J
Title:  NS 3445 65J
Description:  65J heads west towards C.P. Wyo with an ex-CR SD40-2, repainted.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:09:09 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 3445(SD40-2) NS 9543(C40-9W)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Just Like The Good Ol' Days
Title:  Just Like The Good Ol' Days
Description:  Now this is really something! 507 pulls up on the high line with a pair of GE's leading elephant style-backwards! The power is turning around here, meaning it ran like this all the way from south Jersey.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:09:45 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8833(C40-9) NS 7631(ES40DC)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
NS 2772 38G
Title:  NS 2772 38G
Description:  38G heads east under Leisey, with 507's hoppers still on the bridge above.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:10:20 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 2772(SD70M-2) NS 2712(SD70M-2) NS 9180(C40-9W)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
NS 9869 M9G
Title:  NS 9869 M9G
Description:  Quite a good engine consist on this one. M9G pulls west with a whitebrow -9 teamed with an ex-CR SD60I that is stil in blue. It's nice to see it, but the burnt door sets it off.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:10:56 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9869(C40-9W) NS 6738(SD60I)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
NS 7631 507
Title:  NS 7631 507
Description:  The 507 has finished it's power flip, and is now traversing westbound.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:11:54 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7631(ES40DC) NS 8833(C40-9)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
NS 8908 213
Title:  NS 8908 213
Description:  213 swings west with a pair of black scorpions brackketing a blue trooper.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:12:46 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8908(C40-9W) NS 8332(C40-8W) NS 8674(C39-8E)
Views:  214   Comments: 1
NS 3425 64J
Title:  NS 3425 64J
Description:  Ah, this great op at Tulp. A pair of whitebrow SD40-2's head east, probably reaching it's destination after dark.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:13:32 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 3425(SD40-2) NS 3383(SD40-2)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
NS 9545 M1J
Title:  NS 9545 M1J
Description:  M1J heads west towards Wyomissing Jct., under the Park Ave Bridge and past construction equipment for a Reading development project.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 9:14:34 PM
Location:  Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9545(C40-9W) NS 9131(C40-9W)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
CSX 8747 Q410
Title:  CSX 8747 Q410
Description:  Q410 slowly cruises east towards RG, where it will recieve a crew change. Note the presence of CN units behind the ex-CR diesels.
Photo Date:  1/4/2009  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:43:34 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8747(SD60I) CSX 8663(SD50) CN 2449(C40-8M) CN 5688(SD75I)
Views:  232   Comments: 1
Hey Ho, Off To Canada They Go
Title:  Hey Ho, Off To Canada They Go
Description:  Finally! I don't even remember if I've ever seen a CN unit in real life before. The two units will probably get on another train towards their home rails. Apparently, they weren't on.
Photo Date:  1/4/2009  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:44:21 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5688(SD75I) CN 2449(C40-8M) CSX 8747(SD60I) CSX 8663(SD50)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
CSX 8747 Leaving Grays Ferry
Title:  CSX 8747 Leaving Grays Ferry
Description:  The train is now leaving after a crew change, but it won't get far. It will have to wait at Vine for a Q418.
Photo Date:  1/4/2009  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:45:16 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8747(SD60I) CSX 8663(SD50) CN 2449(C40-8M) CN 5688(SD75I)
Views:  241   Comments: 0
CSX 4701 Q418
Title:  CSX 4701 Q418
Description:  A trio of diesels lead Selkirk-bound Q418 off the Delair Branch, going to meet a Q703 at Belmont.
Photo Date:  1/4/2009  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:46:21 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4701(SD70MAC) CSX 7718(C40-8W) CSX 4431(GP40-2)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
CSX 8747 Sees It's Reflection
Title:  CSX 8747 Sees It's Reflection
Description:  The Q410 is leaving the Philadelphia area first, passing the Q703 on track 1, and Q418 on track 2. The water wasn't very calm, but you can see the red from the 2449.
Photo Date:  1/4/2009  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:47:10 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8747(SD60I) CSX 8663(SD50) CN 2449(C40-8M) CN 5688(SD75I)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
CSX 4701 Goes Over The Schuylkill
Title:  CSX 4701 Goes Over The Schuylkill
Description:  The Q418 now leaves, heading over the Schuylkill towards the Laurel Hill detector(adjacent to the tracks next to the graveyard).
Photo Date:  1/4/2009  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:48:04 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4701(SD70MAC) CSX 7718(C40-8W) CSX 4431(GP40-2)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
NS 9810 20E
Title:  NS 9810 20E
Description:  A trio of whitecab diesels lead mail train 20E through the NTC behind schedule-if it was on time, this would have been through here before sunrise. Note the caked on snow around the coupler, despite the dusty side.
Photo Date:  1/17/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2009 8:00:35 PM
Location:  Norristown, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9810(C40-9W) NS 9903(C40-9W) NS 2689(SD70M-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
CSX 5371 Q190
Title:  CSX 5371 Q190
Description:  Shortly after the 20E and with a Route 100 LRV having arrived, Q190 heads through the NTC behind 2 of the 302 ES44DC's.
Photo Date:  1/17/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2009 8:01:07 PM
Location:  Norristown, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5371(ES44DC) CSX 5363(ES44DC) SPAX 142(LRV)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
AMTK 2000 S/B Acela
Title:  AMTK 2000 S/B Acela
Description:  An Acela express shows evidence that even though Obama's Whistle Stop Tour is occupying the rails, not all trains have been halted.
Photo Date:  1/17/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2009 8:01:34 PM
Location:  Prospect Park, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 2000(Acela Power Car) AMTK 2002(Acela Power Car)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
CSX 640 Q405
Title:  CSX 640 Q405
Description:  As clouds have appeared to have covered all of Delaware County, an afternoon Q405 rolls through with an AC60 and an ex-Seaboard SD40-2 for aid.
Photo Date:  1/17/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2009 8:02:15 PM
Location:  Collingdale, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 640(AC60CW) CSX 8144(SD40-2)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
NS 2720 H49
Title:  NS 2720 H49
Description:  An M2/9W duo's crew(out of view) are returning to back down the scale track to Abrams.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:36:03 PM
Location:  Bridgeport, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 2720(SD70M-2) NS 9249(C40-9W)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
AMTK 142 Pennsylvanian
Title:  AMTK 142 Pennsylvanian
Description:  The 43 arrives at Paoli at 1:04, leaving 8 minutes of empty duty.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:36:42 PM
Location:  Paoli, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 142(P42DC)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
AMTK 142 Pennsylvanian
Title:  AMTK 142 Pennsylvanian
Description:  After 8 minutes of random idling, the 43 takes off.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:37:31 PM
Location:  Paoli, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 142(P42DC)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
Old and New
Title:  Old and New
Description:  The 43 heads buy Paoli Tower, still active after all those years.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:38:19 PM
Location:  Paoli, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 142(P42DC)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
SPAX 150 Rt. 100
Title:  SPAX 150 Rt. 100
Description:  A Route 100 LRV, powered by a third rail in between the two tracks, heads into King Manor station.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:38:58 PM
Location:  Bridgeport, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SPAX 150(LRV)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
SPAX 150 Rt. 100
Title:  SPAX 150 Rt. 100
Description:  After discharging a single passenger, the 150 departs. The funny thing is is that for particular stations, you must push a button either on the platform or in the car itself.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:39:32 PM
Location:  Bridgeport, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SPAX 150(LRV)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
SPAX 130 Rt. 100
Title:  SPAX 130 Rt. 100
Description:  An LRV(not bound for what it says above the cab quite yet) breezes through King Manor station without stopping.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:40:01 PM
Location:  Bridgeport, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SPAX 130(LRV)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
NS 3061 H49
Title:  NS 3061 H49
Description:  Heading through an icy winter wonderland known only as Royersford is engine one of 2 engines on an H49, heading west. This is a very pleasant thing to see a GP40-2 not yet painted into unsightly black and white, even more still with the old Reading signal.
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 5:37:26 PM
Location:  Royersford, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 3061(GP40-2)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
NS 3038 H49
Title:  NS 3038 H49
Description:  Yes, this is the whole train. It's very appealling to see a pair of true blue GP40-2's together working on a local, but it is slightly disheartening to see such poor condition the 3038 is in.
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 5:38:17 PM
Location:  Royersford, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 3038(GP40-2) NS 3061(GP40-2)
Views:  162   Comments: 1
NS 7600 39G
Title:  NS 7600 39G
Description:  A filling lunch has come and gone and 39G sweeps past my classic spot at Linfield with approvable power.
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 5:38:52 PM
Location:  Linfield, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7600(ES40DC) NS 6650(SD60)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Unsightly Yet Unusual
Title:  Unsightly Yet Unusual
Description:  Virtually out of nowhere, 38G pulls east with a trio of bad choices. The photo had a red glint, but with the help of photoshop, I have my first black-and-white photo. It's not something I'd try again, so just think that this is some 1959 twisted into 2009.
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 5:39:47 PM
Location:  Linfield, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8954(C40-9W) NS 9540(C40-9W) NS 9283(C40-9W)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
CSX 1128
Title:  CSX 1128
Description:  One of CSX's ex-RDG pups toils in Frankford Junction yard.
Photo Date:  2/1/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 7:39:13 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 1128(SW1001)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
AMTK 907 143
Title:  AMTK 907 143
Description:  A southbound regional sporting 2 rather than 1 AEM7 heads south through Frankford Junction.
Photo Date:  2/1/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 7:44:12 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 907(AEM7) AMTK 902(AEM7)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
CSX 1128
Title:  CSX 1128
Description:  1128 is seen toiling around Frankford Yard again, making noises while switching.
Photo Date:  2/1/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 7:47:07 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 1128(SW1001)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
AMTK 934 164
Title:  AMTK 934 164
Description:  A single AEM7 leads eight amfleets as train 164 around Frankford Junction.
Photo Date:  2/1/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 8:23:45 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 934(AEM7)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
AMTK 9645 664
Title:  AMTK 9645 664
Description:  Keystone train 664 rounds Frankford Junction with an AEM7 pushing.
Photo Date:  2/1/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 8:24:44 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Pierre Lescomb
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 949(AEM7)
Views:  226   Comments: 0


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