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Photo ID: 471666

The engineer keeps and eye out as the train crosses several intersections on it's way to Shirley station and then onto Ayer in some nice fresh snow.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: CTC-1B Cab Car
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1131
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 2014


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By: Rich Clark

Added: Feb 28, 2014

Views: 2,870
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 470842

The Iowa Northern split the north train today at Greene due to last night's winter storm. The 1st crew ran lite power north to cut crossings and bust thru snow drifts. Well between Rockford and No... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Northern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: North of Rockford, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IANR 3805
Train ID: IANR North Crew
Photo Date: February 21, 2014


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 22, 2014

Views: 2,748
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 469951

Snowy conditions this morning with Amtrak Adirondack coming up to speed as it hits a snowbank deposited by the road plow.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: Amtrak 145
Train ID: 68
Photo Date: February 14, 2014


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By: Frank Jolin

Added: Feb 14, 2014

Views: 4,488
Comments: 2

Favorited: 42

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Photo ID: 469915

SY 1396's making a "atomic bomb" on the mountain top. I've never seen a wonderful steam view like this. But the view has disappeared

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, Liaoning Province, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SY1396
Photo Date: December 15, 2012


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By: Hegxiten

Added: Feb 14, 2014

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Views: 9,552
Comments: 11

Favorited: 58

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Photo ID: 469538

A high hood GP38-2 leads Norfolk Southern train P84 north through Thomasville, North Carolina at 10:30 PM on the night of February 9, 2014. This was my first ever successful night shot with flash!

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Thomasville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5135
Train ID: NS P84
Photo Date: February 09, 2014


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By: Hunter Williams

Added: Feb 10, 2014

Views: 1,501
Comments: 2

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 468929

PN 5342 approaches the Reliance Road crossing leaving the cut that trapped a Reading Company passenger train in 1888 during a blizzard.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Northeastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PN 5342
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 04, 2014


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By: Dale Woodland

Added: Feb 05, 2014

Views: 3,167
Comments: 4

Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 467119

Two officials inspect the damage to the cab of Chicago and North Western EMD SD38-2 No. 6651. A switching mishap where two trains tried to occupy a diamond at the same time is being cleaned up at ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6651
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: September, 1983


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 21, 2014

Views: 5,229
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 467118

A switching mishap where two trains tried to occupy a diamond at the same time is being cleaned up at Chicago and North Western’s Butler Yard at Butler, Wisconsin, in September 1983. C&NW EMD SD38... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6651
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: September, 1983


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 21, 2014

Views: 10,794
Comments: 1

Favorited: 42

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Photo ID: 467025

Getting a huge locomotive back on the track can be quite the undertaking. Morning on a hazy, late summer day in September 1983, reveals a Chicago and North Western EMD SD38-2 laying on its side ne... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6651
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: September, 1983


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 20, 2014

Views: 12,444
Comments: 3

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 467022

Morning on a hazy, late summer day in September 1983, reveals a Chicago and North Western EMD SD38-2 laying on its side near the Hampton Avenue overpass at Butler Yard in Butler, Wisconsin. Work i... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6651
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: September, 1983


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 20, 2014

Views: 7,116
Comments: 3

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 466727

During A Pretty Heavy Snow Storm, NS 8100, The Nickel Plate Road Heritage Sits Parked Idling About 5 Miles From Ayer Yard, I Dont Know Why They Parked It Way Out, Maybe To Hide It From Us Railfans... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8100
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: January 18, 2014


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By: Mike Young

Added: Jan 18, 2014

Views: 4,517
Comments: 2

Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 466273

A bloody nose for a bloody nose. Amtrak F7A No. 104 (formerly BN 9780; originally NP 6511A) went to early retirement after hitting a truck loaded with 1300 turkeys in northwestern Minnesota on Amt... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 104
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 14, 2014

Views: 6,039
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 466243

While skiers enjoy the slopes of Winter Park, the Rio Grande Ski Train heads further west to turn on the wye at Tabernash, then waits in the siding at Fraser, Colorado, until it is time to head ba... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40R
Location: Fraser, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7323
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 2002


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 14, 2014

Views: 4,437
Comments: 4

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 466170

9801 going by the old CP station at McAdam is the only unit that is lettered as Maine Northern which is the railroad that Irving runs for the State of Maine. The spreader extra is heading down th... (more)

Railroad: Maine Northern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-3
Location: McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada
Locomotive #: 9801
Train ID: NBS Extra
Photo Date: January, 2014


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By: Rod Bushway

Added: Jan 13, 2014

Views: 2,854
Comments: 4

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 465870

The Interstate heritage unit leads a Pennsylvania Power & Light unit coal train down the mountain, and around Horseshoe Curve. Easing along at 10mph, it takes two big units up front, 4 SD40E helpe... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8105
Train ID: NS 614
Photo Date: January 10, 2014


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: Jan 11, 2014

Views: 4,917
Comments: 6

Favorited: 60

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