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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: 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: 736
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: 585
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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: 3,637
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: 4,208
Comments: 8

Favorited: 32

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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: 1,488
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15

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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: 4,783
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: 4,387
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: 4,156
Comments: 3

Favorited: 33

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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: 5,425
Comments: 2

Favorited: 28

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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: 5,230
Comments: 10

Favorited: 66

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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: 3,046
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18

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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: 2,785
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: 4,229
Comments: 5

Favorited: 54

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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: 2,826
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13

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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: 5,662
Comments: 7

Favorited: 73

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