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Anything that grabs one's attention and holds it. These photos tell more than a story based on the sum of its parts, but create other stories.
Photo Album By: mattkdettman
 
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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: 1,501
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 452208

Earlier today NS P1W sringlined a cut of empty flat cars and centerbeams while pulling around the K line wye in Greensboro, NC. Mid East Rail Services are on the scene and have just finished putti... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: NS P1W
Photo Date: September 21, 2013


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By: Matt Guerrant-mbgphoto79

Added: Sep 21, 2013

Views: 4,207
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 452166

The Station to Station special train heads west as it splits the semaphores at MP 706.1 Robinson, NM on 9/17/13. Milwaukee Road Skytop observation lounge "Cedar Rapids" is the rear car of the trai... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Robinson, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 201
Train ID: A-9571-17
Photo Date: September 17, 2013


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By: Drew Mitchem

Added: Sep 21, 2013

Views: 1,861
Comments: 3

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 451738

Empty grain.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Cliffs, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7419
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 14, 2013


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By: Indecline

Added: Sep 18, 2013

Views: 1,799
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 451725

Union Pacific 7433 clings to the cliffs of the Feather River Canyon as it brings a long manifest through Elephant Butte, California.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Elephant Butte, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7433
Train ID: UP MNPRV 13
Photo Date: September 15, 2013


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Sep 18, 2013

Views: 1,660
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 451611

The Wabash Heritage engine is doing some wandering these days! The photogenic SD70ACe was the first Heritage engine to visit the D&H North End. Witness the sight of 1070 passing the ex-D&H station... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Plattsburgh, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1070
Train ID: CP 931
Photo Date: September 15, 2013


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By: Gary Knapp

Added: Sep 17, 2013

Views: 1,717
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18

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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: 12,398
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: 1,236
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: 6,325
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: 5,694
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: 1,136
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: 1,154
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: 4,331
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

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Views: 4,321
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: 8,762
Comments: 4

Favorited: 23

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