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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: 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: 3,949
Comments: 3

Favorited: 29

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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: 3,316
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14

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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: 3,018
Comments: 3

Favorited: 30

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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: 4,279
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26

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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: 4,231
Comments: 10

Favorited: 64

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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: 2,382
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14

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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: 2,275
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: 3,228
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: 2,236
Comments: 2

Favorited: 12

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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: 4,823
Comments: 7

Favorited: 73

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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: 11,968
Comments: 20

Favorited: 124

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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: 7,472
Comments: 11

Favorited: 93

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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: 2,831
Comments: 3

Favorited: 8

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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: 4,035
Comments: 2

Favorited: 12

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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: 8,991
Comments: 7

Favorited: 74

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