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The Way it Used to Be
Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
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Photo ID: 636296

Built by EMD in December 1950, Milwaukee Road F7A No. 47A sits on the north end of an A-B-A set in front of the shops near sunset. The railroad used this set of power to help trains up steep Tacom... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 47A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 636252

A shiny trio of nearly-new GE C32-8s are in charge of a Boston-bound Conrail freight making a setoff at Nevins Yard in Framingham, MA, as the conductor watches. The former Boston & Albany was a re... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C32-8 (Dash 8-32C)
Location: Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6619
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 636251

Weekends often saw power balancing moves on Conrail's former Boston & Albany line, which is why this Sunday edition of intermodal train TV-9 had six six-axle units rather than the normal three. C3... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C32-8 (Dash 8-32C)
Location: Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6616
Train ID: TV-9
Photo Date: November, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 635992

Four big units, including GE U33C No. 8685, are cut into a big eastbound manifest fighting the heavy grade at Cable. On the westbound track a Santa Fe manifest glides downhill toward Bakersfield a... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE U33C
Location: Cable Crossover, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8685
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 635991

In May 1973, Western Pacific's MW37 a big Industrial Brownhoist railroad crane, sits in the yard at Oroville awaiting its next assignment on the railroad. The most likely spot it'll be needed is t... (more)

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: Industrial Brownhoisrt crane
Location: Oroville, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP MW37
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 635899

Early in the morning at Alta, CA, four big SD45s are cut into an SP eastbound to help lift this big manifest up the western slope of Donner Pass.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Alta, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8816
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 635898

In mid-1985, U.S. railroads started operating trains without cabooses on the end, so when we saw this hack in March 1988, it was a pleasant surprise indeed. Westbound Santa Fe manifest at Woodford... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: None
Location: Woodford, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1988


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 635699

Conductor Wally Harpp walks through the brush to the call box in order to obtain permission, and get the signal, to proceed across the EJ&E Porter Line with his westbound train, which is on the fo... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Chesterton, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NW 796
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: September, 1982


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Oct 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 635693

The Jefferson Connection is in its last months of operation and of its very existence as a southbound detour train around Belden Hill enters that Former Erie main line at Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. ... (more)

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: DH 7406
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 15, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 635575

A manifest freight rolls east through Willow Creek Junction on the Michigan Central (NYC) Porter Branch in 1979. The street crossing is Willow Creek Road and the rail crossing is the former Baltim... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: caboose
Location: Portage, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CR 21238
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: 1979


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Oct 25, 2017

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Photo ID: 635230

Southern Pacific 8002 leads a hotshot autorack past a train in the siding at Cochise, Arizona, which includes former Southern 3123. Note the brakeman in the second unit, SP 7953, giving friendly ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE B39-8E (Dash 8-39BE)
Location: Cochise, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8002, SP 7953, SOU 3123
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1988


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 635167

One of three N&W white stripe skunk units leads a manifest freight west on the former Nickel Plate Road Chicago-Fort Wayne line during the early era of Norfolk Southern. The Elgin Joliet & Eastern... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38AC
Location: Hobart, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NW 4107
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Oct 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 635107

We're stopped in the early morning sunlight at the west end of the Hump on Blue Mound One. We've got four 38's on what was the Wisconsin Valley train from Wausau headed for Chicago. We'll change c... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 351
Train ID: MILW 246
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Oct 21, 2017

Views: 2,470
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Photo ID: 635057

The Orange Blossom Special’s power is emerging from one of the tunnels under South 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue in South Philadelphia. The second and third units are both CSX units nu... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 121
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 26, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 21, 2017

Views: 1,138
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Photo ID: 634940

In the rack at Cheyenne, this power will go out later on a northbound.

Railroad: Colorado & Southern
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: C&S 893
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 19, 2017

Views: 1,542
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Favorited: 24

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