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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: 643305

CNW 6820 passes a MOW front end loader as it heads on to the BN at Saunders, WI in May of 1986. The train will use trackage rights to the Twin Cities. Note the train orders on a pole attached to a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Saunders, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6820
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1986


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jan 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 643226

Toledo, Peoria & Western’s Morton Switcher powered by the road’s lone EMD GP18 No. 600, switches a lumber yard at Morton, Illinois, on December 16, 1983.

Railroad: Toledo, Peoria & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Morton, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: TPW 600
Train ID: TPW Morton Switcher
Photo Date: December 16, 1983


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 02, 2018

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Photo ID: 643068

A Detroit Edison coal train is parked at Lowellville, OH presumably on PLE trackage. The U30Cs and SD40s borrowed EMD's demo scheme from the SD45 era circa 1966.

Railroad: Detroit Edison (DEEX)
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Lowellville, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: DEEX 007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 28, 1981


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 643066

BLE 871 and 862 are parked outside their diesel shops at Albion, PA. The BLE chose a unique headlight setup for the short hood, and also had unique sand fillers in the nose.

Railroad: Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Albion, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BLE 871
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1981


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 643065

Penn Central SW1500 no. 9224 is parked at Ashland Avenue with NYC caboose 21023. This trackage, or at least some of it belongs to the Chicago River and Indiana Railroad, one of several transfer ro... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PC 9224
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1972


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 642997

B&O GM50 Newcastle, PA. July 10,1978. Perhaps the most distinctive unit on the Chessie roster was GM50. Delivered as part of the initial order of GP40-2's, it was painted to commemorate GM's 50t... (more)

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Newcastle, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BO GM50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 1978


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 642662

Just about four months old and already in a fender bender. The Hostlers have just brought the 3035 to Round House One for some repairs.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 3035
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 642607

Burlington Northern EMD F45 No. 6613 sits on the wye at the locomotive facility at Chicago & North Western’s yard in Butler, Wisconsin, in January 1984. This cowl was Great Northern No. 440, the r... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6613
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: January, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 29, 2017

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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

Views: 2,496
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