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A Look Back at the Future of HSR
High Speed Rail from the Past:
Streamliners and early bullet trains!
Photo Album By: Mitch Goldman
 
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Photo ID: 561824

A Budd-Westinghouse MU car leads a southbound train past the classic Deepwater Green Penn Central station sign at 100 mph.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Aberdeen, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 821
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1978


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jan 12, 2016

Views: 876
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 558217

Metroliners usually ran with 4 car sets, but holiday traffic has some trains running with 6 car sets, as seen here, minutes before arriving at Penn Station in New York City.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #:
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 23, 1976


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Dec 13, 2015

Views: 912
Comments: 3

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 554113

An observant couple, wearing the bell-bottom style pants of the day, is waiting on the next southbound train as a northbound Metroliner kicks up a dust storm. Car 887 was built by Budd with GE eq... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Aberdeen, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: PC 887
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 13, 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Nov 11, 2015

Views: 1,584
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 552467

The German ICE Train is visiting the USA, passing the classic old PRR position-light and dwarf signals at CP ROY.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ICE Train
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1993


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Oct 31, 2015

Views: 1,596
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 552315

A northbound (railroad westbound) Rohr Turboliner approaching the Crugers Station. Date is approximate.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr Turboliner
Location: Crugers, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK155
Train ID:
Photo Date: November 24, 1984


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Oct 30, 2015

Views: 1,119
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 550083

Amtrak's X2000 heads north towards New York, rolling past the Sunoco refinery at Marcus Hook, Pa. Next stop is Philadelphia.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: X2000
Location: Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK X2000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 1993


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Oct 13, 2015

Views: 1,219
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 549626

The classiest profile in railroading in late 1965 was still Santa Fe’s four Warbonnet-wearing E6As. Built by EMC in the early years of World War II, by the mid-1960s they were assigned to service ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMC E6A
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: 15
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 16, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Oct 09, 2015

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Views: 7,873
Comments: 4

Favorited: 69

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Photo ID: 537333

VIA 6921 & company. VIA 6921 and two CN passenger cars bask in the sun at Exporail.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: BBD LRC-3
Location: St-Constant, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6921
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 2015


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By: Michael Berry

Added: Jul 05, 2015

Views: 1,040
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 526175

The sun shines down on the N&W heritage unit as it travels on home rails near Piketon, Ohio on the former N&W Columbus Line.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Piketon , Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: 8103
Train ID: 857
Photo Date: April 03, 2015


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By: PrimeMoverProductions

Added: Apr 07, 2015

Views: 759
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 523088

February was a month to remember In Southwest Virginia, where heavy snow fall and strong winds created several snow banks along the 55 mile Abingdon Branch. N&W 4-8-0 #382 is captured here edging... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 382
Train ID: Lerro Charter
Photo Date: February 13, 2010


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 15, 2015

Views: 4,288
Comments: 4

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 512750

The third diesel powered streamliner in North America was built jointly by the Budd Company and Electro-Motive Corporation for the Maine Central and Boston and Maine Railroads. Pictured here on a ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd Flying Yankee
Location: Glen, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM-MEC 6000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1996


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By: Jeff Colburn

Added: Jan 02, 2015

Views: 4,772
Comments: 8

Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 507390

The Red Arrow "Liberty Liner" sits outside the car barn at the Rockhill Trolley Museum.

Railroad: Red Arrow Lines
Locomotive: Electroliner
Location: Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RAL 803-804
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Nov 20, 2014

Views: 1,802
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 490049

January, 21, 1963 I will remember forever. I was at home in Rye, New York and I read in the New York Times that it was the last day of operation of the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad.... (more)

Railroad: Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad
Locomotive: St Louis Car MU
Location: Highwood, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNSM 804-803
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 1963


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By: Dennis A. Livesey

Added: Jul 17, 2014

Views: 5,221
Comments: 3

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 489066

This is the first prototype of experimental Bertin Aérotrain (Skytrain). This air levitation train circulating on a monorail on December 29, 1965. This day, the prototype reaches 90 km / h on a 1 ... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Aerotrain 01
Location: Longueville (77), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 18, 2011


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Jul 11, 2014

Views: 4,900
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 489032

The future of railroading -- three decades ago. A United Aircraft turbo train speeds westward from Montreal. Alas, turbo power never caught on in North America.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: UA Turbo
Location: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 150
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jul 11, 2014

Views: 4,841
Comments: 3

Favorited: 34

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