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Photo ID: 450869

The photo was taken in the quartz sand pit owned by ZAO "Quartzit". This enterprise is a part of a big old mine holding that has made a bad break in the middle of 2000th. There is Takraf ERs-71... (more)

Railroad: Russian Railways
Locomotive: TEM2U
Location: Moscow region, Russia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 15, 2013


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By: Sergey A.K.

Added: Sep 11, 2013

Views: 12,318
Comments: 10

Favorited: 62

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Photo ID: 450458

"MMC Family Day" offered an opportunity to witness the capabilities of NJ Transit's primary maintenance facility up close and personal. A two-unit set of Arrows are displayed raised on a lift, wi... (more)

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: Arrow III EMU
Location: Kearny, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 1501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 07, 2013


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Sep 08, 2013

Views: 1,224
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 450398

Coke loads from Clairton to the blast furnaces at Edgar Thomson pop out of the 1919 built tunnel at Dravosburg in the midst of a thunderstorm.

Railroad: Union Railroad
Locomotive: EMD MP15DC
Location: Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: URR 25
Train ID: URR 66CL2
Photo Date: July 17, 2013


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By: Ian M. Hapsias

Added: Sep 07, 2013

Views: 6,296
Comments: 6

Favorited: 41

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Photo ID: 449900

Still looking brand new! Photo taken with permission.

Railroad: MARC (Maryland Area Rail Commuter)
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2013


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Sep 03, 2013

Views: 5,643
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 449843

Railroad: Budapest Transport Limited (BKV.Zrt)
Locomotive: Type G
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Locomotive #: 2624
Train ID: Line 47
Photo Date: August 31, 2013


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By: Balázs Bálint

Added: Sep 03, 2013

Views: 1,120
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 449662

A Tunnel Motor? In Vermont? Yup! Here is 323 running behind SD 40T-2 3317 wearing the orange, black & yellow of parent G&W passing through a favorite location in Randolph at 02:08.

Railroad: New England Central
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Randolph, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: NECR 3317
Train ID: NECR 323
Photo Date: August 20, 2013


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By: Gary Knapp

Added: Sep 02, 2013

Views: 1,141
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 449233

One Hundred Years and Counting: This 100-year old 90 pound rail still in active use on the Old Curran Pass shows the longevity of railway capital investment. The poor condition of the rail... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Curran, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: November 08, 2009


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By: Matthew Harrell

Added: Aug 29, 2013

Views: 4,317
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 448944

This door has been not used by a trainman since the fall of the once mighty Rock Island Lines. The door is located on the South side of the old "Rock Shop" now owned by National Railway Equipment... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: 0000
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: 0000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2013


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By: KJ Larson

Added: Aug 26, 2013

People's Choice 4

Views: 4,280
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 448376

Splish Splash The weight of a passing boxcar creates some interesting water action under a joint on the mainline.

Railroad: Trailer Train Corporation
Locomotive: Wheel
Location: Dublin, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: FBOX 504173
Train ID: GC L782
Photo Date: August 15, 2013


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 22, 2013

Views: 8,717
Comments: 4

Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 447003

Northern Plains Railroad's Thief River Falls Turn pulls through the 8th street grade crossing past the series of grain elevators lining the right-of-way switching its cut of empty gravel hoppers a... (more)

Railroad: Mohall Railroad (MRI)
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MRI 2829
Train ID: NPR Thief River Falls Turn
Photo Date: August 12, 2013


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By: Brian Kays

Added: Aug 12, 2013

Views: 640
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 445446

Pushing dumpcars with iron ore out of the pit.

Railroad: Private
Locomotive: 2TE10M
Location: Kryvyj Rig, Ukraine
Locomotive #: 0994
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: May 13, 2013


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By: Serge Neroznaque

Added: Jul 31, 2013

People's Choice 2

Views: 7,407
Comments: 13

Favorited: 59

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Photo ID: 445025

The ex-Metroliner cab cars are regulars on the Keystone Corridor, and have half of the seats facing the opposite direction as these trains run push pull, changing direction at Philly.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: cab car
Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 9634
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2013


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jul 28, 2013

Views: 842
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 444350

Those familiar with the B&O Magnolia Cut Off will recognize this location as Concrete Wall. When B&O constructed the Cut Off in 1913-1914, they were faced with an obstacle at a bend in the Potoma... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: None
Location: Paw Paw, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 11, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jul 23, 2013

Views: 7,555
Comments: 0

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 444259

ICE 6440 leads the Minot switch back to town, passing the beautiful red barn near Logan.

Railroad: Iowa Chicago and Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Logan, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: ICE 6440
Train ID: CP H77
Photo Date: July 21, 2013


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Jul 22, 2013

Views: 529
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 444238

As a pair of workers pulling a Sunday shift poke their heads out of the door to see what all the noise is about, Union Pacific's "J-Yard Switcher" shoves back on track 842 to pick up some cars at ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Vernon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 806
Train ID: YJY68R 21
Photo Date: July 21, 2013


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 21, 2013

Views: 4,718
Comments: 7

Favorited: 42

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