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Photo ID: 462472

After battling a 2 foot snowfall a few days ago, now it's turned to a cold snap with temps of -10 and a colder wind chill on a late afternoon just before sunset but the crew onboard CTRR SW1 #31 k... (more)

Railroad: Cloquet Terminal Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Cloquet, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CTRR 31
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: December 13, 2013


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By: Todd M.

Added: Dec 16, 2013

Views: 3,614
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 461367

Having just rode over this track on the very friendly, 18 inch gauge, Steeple Grange Light Railway near Wirksworth in Derbyshire, I was amazed to see the track profile!

Railroad: British Rail
Locomotive: track
Location: Wirksworth, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 07, 2013


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Dec 07, 2013

Views: 9,304
Comments: 12

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 461122

During constant traffic underneath, between Zürich main station and Altstetten the new Letzigraben bridge is built with a 91 meter long and 650 ton heavy falsework. When finished in october 2014 t... (more)

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: RABe 511
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 511 005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 04, 2013


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Dec 05, 2013

Views: 3,510
Comments: 3

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 460472

On a snowy March day, a PRR (Penn Central) SD45 leads a westbound manifest under the approaches to the Rockville Bridge.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Marysville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 6179
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: March, 1970


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By: miningcamper

Added: Nov 30, 2013

Views: 1,225
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 458280

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: None
Location: Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 03, 2010


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By: Fabrice Lanoue

Added: Nov 11, 2013

Views: 3,032
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 457510

Two EMD F40PHs lead Amtrak No. 8, the Empire Builder, across the celebrated Two Medicine Bridge at East Glacier, Montana, surrounded by a clear, cool winter wonderland in Glacier National Park.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: East Glacier, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 263
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: March 03, 1989


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 04, 2013

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Views: 10,418
Comments: 7

Favorited: 100

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Photo ID: 457333

Providence and Worcester road job PRWO was greeted by quite the surprise when they came down the main in the small Woonsocket Yard. Forced to stop due to flames licking the main line only yards ah... (more)

Railroad: Providence and Worcester Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
Locomotive #: PW 2010
Train ID: PRWO
Photo Date: June 07, 2011


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By: Nate Lafond

Added: Nov 03, 2013

Views: 11,607
Comments: 0

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 457146

During the high-horsepower race in the late ‘90s, four 6,000 horsepower Electro-Motive Division SD90MAC-H locomotives, along with EMD’s test car, head up to East Portal, Colorado, for some high-al... (more)

Railroad: Electro Motive Division (EMD)
Locomotive: EMD SD90MAC-H
Location: Leyden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: EMD 8504
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 30, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 02, 2013

Views: 4,337
Comments: 5

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 456014

Near the antiquity... 412 type EMU electric trainset with passenger train from Podgorica to Bar at combine embankment over the Skadar lake - the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsu... (more)

Railroad: Railways of Montenegro
Locomotive: 412
Location: Vranjina, Montenegro
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 18, 2013


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By: Ilya Semyonoff

Added: Oct 23, 2013

Views: 2,762
Comments: 3

Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 455992

In the woods of upstate New York remain the last active rails of the long abandoned New York, Ontario and Western. Emerging from the fog is the CSX local out of Fulton with two cars to be spotted ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Seneca Hill, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 2709
Train ID: B774
Photo Date: October 15, 2013


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By: Eric Williams

Added: Oct 22, 2013

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Views: 9,964
Comments: 10

Favorited: 113

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Photo ID: 454467

FEC 210 rolls through rains leftover from the remains of Tropical Storm Karen. Two champions roaring in run 8 as the rains douse the train. Yes it is still raining in Florida.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 716
Train ID: FEC 210
Photo Date: October 08, 2013


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Oct 08, 2013

Views: 1,528
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 454208

Empty freight train (wood) of FEPASA bordering the Pacific Ocean, from Nueva Aldea, to Horcones.

Railroad: FEPASA
Locomotive: ALCo RSD34
Location: Lota, Chile
Locomotive #: D-1809
Train ID: 50.093
Photo Date: August 15, 2013


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Oct 07, 2013

Views: 1,739
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 453382

Due to the recent surge in the grain business, power struggling CN Rail managed to come up with three old work horses to run the daily A459 south from Grande Prairie to the connection with the Eds... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Hoff, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 5414
Train ID: CN A45951 25
Photo Date: September 26, 2013


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By: Tim Stevens

Added: Sep 30, 2013

Views: 1,748
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 453167

Nothing could be finer then dinner in the diner on the East Troy Electric Railroad's CSS&SB Dinner Train.

Railroad: East Troy Electric Railroad
Locomotive: CSS&SB Electric Interurban 25
Location: East Troy, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2013


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 29, 2013

Views: 1,108
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 452738

Paint scheme on the former Chicago gallery cars matches the locomotive nicely!

Railroad: Virginia Rail Express (VRE)
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3S
Location: Powells Creek, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VRE V68
Train ID: VRE 312
Photo Date: September 18, 2013


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Sep 25, 2013

Views: 1,582
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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