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Special Duty Locomotives
The EMD SD (special duty) series are a strong and reliable kind of locomotive which still serve America's rails today. They have proved themselves by clocking in several million miles of freight service.
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Photo ID: 688247

A solid set of aging Trona Railway EMDs begin the 31 mile journey out of the mineral rich Searles Valley to the connection with the Union Pacific at Searles.

Railroad: Trona Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Trona, California, USA
Locomotive #: TRC 2008
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: February 10, 2010


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By: Darren Megowan

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688245

"Travis Branch Trash"

Norfolk Southern SD45-2 1700 has just returned to service in New Jersey/New York on train BY-1 after receiving positive train control and locomoti... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Staten Island, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1700
Train ID: CSAO BY-1
Photo Date: February 20, 2019


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By: Russell Sullivan

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688235

188 exits Roderfield Tunnel and crosses one of the many bridges over the Tug Fork along the Pokey.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Roderfield, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1072
Train ID: NS 188
Photo Date: January 16, 2019


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By: Matt Jones

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688226

The Irondale switcher picks up an autorack from a westbound.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Irondale, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6232
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1992


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By: Mark Bau

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688219

I believe this place is called Verdemont. The train had just received a new crew, here. Seen in October 2000.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Verdemont, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6361
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 2000


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688217

The Illinois Central 13 SD40A's of EMD Order 5743 were unique locomotives, as they were essentially 3000-h.p. SD40's built on five-foot-longer SDP45 frames to accommodate a 5,000-gallon fuel tan... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: EMD SD40A
Location: Homewood, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 07, 1981


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688202

On a gorgeous winter day, a rare GP35-SD45 combo haul a decent sized local over Bozeman Pass towards Logan. Here they have crested the top and are now ambling down the west slope.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 404
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2019


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By: Gales of November

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688201

Who would have thought that in 2019 we'd still be able to see original GP35's and 20 cylinder SD45's working together? Livingston Local does some switching on a frigid but beautiful day.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Livingston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 404
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2019


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By: Gales of November

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688199

Empty coal bucket 745 crosses Kennedy Trestle, one of the many curved trestles between Coeburn and St.Paul on the scenic Clinch Valley District.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Coeburn, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1071
Train ID: NS 745
Photo Date: January 16, 2019


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By: Matt Jones

Added: Feb 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 688196

As the last bit of Fall color holds on NS 22N (Memphis, TN - Atlanta, GA) rockets South through the cut at Collegedale.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Collegedale, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 105
Train ID: NS 22N
Photo Date: November 09, 2018


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By: Matt Jones

Added: Feb 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 688195

A classic 40 year old EMD leader leads Q155 down the Chattanooga Sub at Whiteside. The ex- SCL vet has no issues getting the 7,500ft train to the top of the mountain, even with the wet rails.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Whiteside, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8065
Train ID: CSX Q155-
Photo Date: September 27, 2018


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By: Matt Jones

Added: Feb 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 688191

A short DCR local has just completed a set-off at a siding north of Seaford and is proceeding into town. The road to the right of the train is aptly named "Conrail Road" as it parallels... (more)

Railroad: Delmarva Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Seaford, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: DCR 3505
Train ID: DCR SE-1
Photo Date: October, 2018


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Feb 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 688149

A roster shot of one of the recent SD75I rebuilds in Vancouver, WA, after a snowing.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD75I
Location: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 286
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 09, 2019


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By: J.PO

Added: Feb 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 688148

A work train crosses the Willamette River. At the time, there was a lot of trackwork being performed in Portland's southwest suburbs to mitigate the Westside Light Rail project's impact on freigh... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4366
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 1995


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 688123

Trona Railway SD40-2 #2008 leads its train of soda ash and empty sulfuric acid tank cars past Searles Valley Mineral's Westend chemical facility. The winter-like scene is produced from minerals m... (more)

Railroad: Trona Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Trona, California, USA
Locomotive #: TRC 2008
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 05, 2009


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By: Darren Megowan

Added: Feb 19, 2019

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