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High Speed Rail from the Past:
Streamliners and early bullet trains!
Photo Album By: Mitch Goldman
 
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Photo ID: 459532

For the 150th anniversary of Belgian railways in 1985 this streamlined Atlantic, No 12 004 was specially put back into working order to haul some special trains. Here it is seen leaving a tunnel n... (more)

Railroad: SNCB/NMBS
Locomotive: steam 4-4-2
Location: Dinant, Belgium
Locomotive #: 12.004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 1985


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By: Brian Stephenson

Added: Nov 22, 2013

Views: 3,555
Comments: 2

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 444388

Canadian National's new United Aircraft Turbo-Trains flashes by almost silently. Although loved by many, these trains were plagued by mechanical problems and were withdrawn from service for the f... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: United Aircraft-MLW Turbo-Train
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CN P100
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 09, 1968


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 23, 2013

Views: 3,424
Comments: 10

Favorited: 62

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Photo ID: 442798

Japanese love to shoot some photos on their excursions, where the date is recorded on the picture. Here a mother takes a photo from her family in front of the icon of Japanese high-speed rail, a S... (more)

Railroad: JR Central
Locomotive: 100, 0 series
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: 21-86
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2013


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Jul 10, 2013

Views: 1,951
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 442461

Even the third generation of Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen trains are scrapped or museum exhibits now, the 70 trains of the 300 series, built from 1990 to 1998, capable for 270 km/h. Some were in servi... (more)

Railroad: JR Central
Locomotive: 300 series
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: 300 323
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2013


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Jul 07, 2013

Views: 1,918
Comments: 2

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 442084

Santa Fe's all-sleeper, extra-fare Chief climbs westbound past the little coal-mining town of Morley in Raton Pass. Morley was a typical company town with company houses, a school, a post offic... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Alco PA
Location: Morley, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 58
Train ID: No.19
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jul 03, 2013

Views: 2,749
Comments: 5

Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 440735

Test train MLX01-01 of the super-conducting magnetic levitation train system, developed by the Central Japan Railway Company and Railway Technical Research Institute (association of Japan Railway... (more)

Railroad: JR Central
Locomotive: MLX01
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: MLX01-1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2013


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Jun 21, 2013

Views: 1,894
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 423597

From the Silver Rails Gallery Archives: Santa Fe's #1, part of the "One Spot Twins," is in charge of a westbound Super Chief as it makes a station stop at Ft. Madison.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMC 1800 hp B-B
Location: Fort Madison, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 1
Train ID: ATSF Super Chief
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: silverrailsgallery.com

Added: Feb 03, 2013

Views: 4,350
Comments: 7

Favorited: 69

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Photo ID: 421972

Southern Railway 1380 one of the only streamlined 4-6-2's on the Southern pauses at Atlanta Yard

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 1380
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 10, 1948


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By: Heath Nicks

Added: Jan 20, 2013

Views: 10,458
Comments: 19

Favorited: 118

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Photo ID: 404441

The eastbound Aerotrain makes a stop at Altoona. Note the PRR keystone is not on the pilot. Also that there were really no platforms in Altoona just walkways flush with the tracks. My good frie... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD LWT12
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 1000
Train ID: aerotrain
Photo Date: August 16, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Jul 25, 2012

Views: 6,829
Comments: 11

Favorited: 91

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Photo ID: 400228

SNCF's CC 7100 class are part of a series of electric locomotives built by Alsthom. The prototype 'CC 7000' (7001 & 7002) were built in 1949 and the production series locomotives CC 7101-CC 7158 f... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 7100
Location: Mulhouse, France
Locomotive #: CC 7107
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2012


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 10, 2012

Views: 2,429
Comments: 3

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 398517

The BB 9003 and 9004 locomotives were built by the MTE group (Matériel de Traction Électrique) in 1952. Their innovative aesthetics emphasised their body with their aerodynamic shaped ends which w... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 9004
Location: Mulhouse, France
Locomotive #: BB 9004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2012


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: May 22, 2012

Views: 3,514
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 397151

The ill-fated Aerotrain crosses the Rockville bridge in what is believed to be early 1956, enroute to Pittsburgh, PA.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD LWT12
Location: Rockville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 1000
Train ID: Aerotrain
Photo Date: March, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: May 07, 2012

Views: 8,458
Comments: 7

Favorited: 70

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Photo ID: 397148

The ill-fated Aerotrain leaves the station enroute to Pittsburgh, The train began running on the PRR in February, 1956 and continued for nine months.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD LWT12
Location: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 1000
Train ID: Aerotrain
Photo Date: March, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: May 07, 2012

Views: 7,406
Comments: 5

Favorited: 85

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Photo ID: 396437

Despite lack of wires or full Amtrak/Government support, Boston had fast 100 MPH plus train service to New York in the seventies. Number 51 is crossing the curved high bridge just north of the Ci... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbo
Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1975


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By: The General

Added: Apr 29, 2012

Views: 4,501
Comments: 4

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Photo ID: 396016

The Bombardier LRC Demonstrator and an LRC coach sit outside the Sarnia, ON station ready to return west to Toronto, ON.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Bombardier LRC
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Dave Burroughs

Added: Apr 24, 2012

Views: 4,266
Comments: 7

Favorited: 27

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