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Photo ID: 635772

An interesting prototype for a widecab B40-8 is used at GE to switch around locos that using European couplers.

Locomotives:
GECX 809 B40-8W

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 809
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 635759

What looks like a main generator and traction motors sit in front of the SP SD40T-2 No. 7361 in UP's Burnham Shops. The big electrical gear will be installed in one or several of the many locomoti... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7361
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1997


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 5,315
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Photo ID: 635687

GECX 2035 has had its prime mover removed for work at the GE Erie Plant.

Locomotives:
GECX 2035 ET44AC

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 2035
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 25, 2017

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Photo ID: 635661

Locomotive mechanics Cash and Ross make the final preps on a power assembly before installing it in an SP SD40M-2. The installation will take close teamwork and skill to insert the big assembly in... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: SD40M-2
Location: Roseville, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1996


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 5,418
Comments: 8

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 635607

Union Pacific 1943 on display in North Little Rock. Across the tracks are locomotives in repair at the Jenks Locomotive Shops. This view show the POW emblem on the back of the locomotive. Photo... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 24, 2017


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 5,205
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Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 635531

Reading & Northern's SD40-2 No 3054 sits in the R&N"s Port Clinton shop having recently received a donor cab from parts engine SD50M No 5029, To the right is SD50 No. 426, painted in a blue Lehig... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Port Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 5054
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 2016


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Oct 24, 2017

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Photo ID: 635530

A couple of BN workmen give E8 No. 9947 a ride on the turntable at Interbay Yard. They're helping prepare the silver lady for her next Amtrak assignment on a Seatlle-Portland train. Eventually she... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9947
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 4,229
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Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 635299

The Shops Never Sleep

Just because night has fallen doesn't mean a railroad shop can hang up the tools for the day and go home. The Juniata Locomotive Shop is a 24/7 operation, and t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Oct 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 635173

Fire retardent is poured on this dpu after blowing it's dynamic breaks. This train had a rough time getting things cleared after the fire was out due to confusion about whether the authorities wer... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7978
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2017


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By: Jake Siegel

Added: Oct 22, 2017

Views: 7,313
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 634817

A Metro-North F40PH in NJ Transit's MMC locomotive shop for some work.

Railroad: Metro-North Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-3C
Location: Kearny, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: MNCW 4912
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 2017


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Oct 18, 2017

Views: 1,293
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Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 634774

This is the aftermath of a major derailment involving three trains. The SF 2862 east plowed into another eastbound waiting at Mountainair, NM for an approaching westbound hotshot. The resulting de... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Mountainair, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2862, EMD 764, ATSF 2849
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 21, 1990


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 18, 2017

Views: 4,489
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Photo ID: 634773

This is the aftermath of a major derailment involving three trains. The SF 2862 east plowed into another eastbound waiting at Mountainair, NM for an approaching westbound hotshot. The resulting de... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Mountainair, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 6371, EMD 764, ATSF 2862, ATSF 2849
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 21, 1990


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 18, 2017

Views: 6,423
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 634754

Prior to entering service, the Trainbus is parked next to a Willamette Valley consist laying over at Eugene in fall 1981. The van was in Eugene for publicity photos. Trainbus was operated betwe... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Passenger Car
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1981


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Oct 18, 2017

Views: 3,028
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Photo ID: 634291

After some road testing the ROAD SLUG MASTER 83A is waiting to get to House One after returning from a trip to the CTH&SE. Soon the SE3 and the 83A will be on it's way to Tacoma,WA. where it will ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 83A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Oct 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 634289

After some road testing the ROAD SLUG SE3 is waiting to get to House One after returning from a trip to the CTH&SE. Soon the SE3 and the 83A will be on it's way to Tacoma,WA. where it will work Ta... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD/MILW SLUG SE3
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW SE3
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Oct 15, 2017

Views: 3,528
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21
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