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Under the Wires
A photo essay documenting mainline railroad electrification in North America, featuring heavy passenger & freight electrics
Photo Album By: Hiawatha Pete
 
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Photo ID: 468698

Pennsylvania B1 class 0-C-0 boxcab electric, Strasburg, PA. Built by Altoona Works in 1934 for switching duties with 62 inch drivers, 39,250 pounds of tractive effort & a top speed of 25mph. For m... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: B1 electric
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5690
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 2012


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Added: Feb 03, 2014

Views: 3,435
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Photo ID: 455672

Amtrak GG-1 #926 on display at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. For more pics & videos from my collection see my website at http://northamericabyrail.info/

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 926
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 2013


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Added: Oct 19, 2013

Views: 10,103
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Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 441434

Pennsylvania Railroad class GG-1 2-C+C-2 electric #4935 on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PA. With it's streamlined welded body styled by industrial designer Raymond Lo... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4935
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 2012


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Added: Jun 28, 2013

Views: 6,156
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Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 441254

Amtrak E60MA electric #603 on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Strasburg, PA. Built as an E60CH with head end power for passenger train lighting & heating, it was later rebuilt & re... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 2012


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Jun 26, 2013

Views: 5,325
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 403888

Virginian Railway 135 at Roanoke, VA in February 1957 sporting a thick coat of road grime. This 'motor' is preserved at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. Bob Drake photo, collectio... (more)

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-C
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 135
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1957


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: Jul 19, 2012

Views: 7,687
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Photo ID: 385567

Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: GE EF4
Location: Silver Bow, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MILW E74
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 11, 1971


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By: Doug Wingfield

Added: Jan 01, 2012

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Photo ID: 372705

Alco/Westinghouse boxcab EL3A #105 resting at Roanoke, VA in this Feb. 1957 scene. Bob Drake photo, photo collection of Tom Sink.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Alco Westinghouse EL3A
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 105
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1957


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: Aug 22, 2011

Views: 12,294
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Photo ID: 355004

Switching the West end of the Deer Lodge Yard

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: GE B+B Electric
Location: Deer Lodge, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: E80
Train ID: Switcher
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Feb 20, 2011

Views: 7,103
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Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 331451

One of the Milwaukee's Baldwin Westinghouse EP3 Class motors leads the Columbian at Butte, MT. THe units were built in 1919 and were retired shortly after the Korean war.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: BLW EP3
Location: Butte, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: E11
Train ID: #17 The Columbian
Photo Date: October 21, 1952


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By: Gregory Weirich

Added: Jul 15, 2010

Views: 14,534
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Photo ID: 300447

The engineer looks back for the highball to take the train to New York City after the engine change at South Amboy. The NJ Transit GG1 is in "heritage" livery.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4877
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1981


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By: EDWARD J. OZOG

Added: Oct 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 265263

Thanks to the folks who identified this location as "Bryn Mawr from the North Merion Avenue bridge, looking west". Sounds about right to me.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4883
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1962


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By: John West

Added: Dec 30, 2008

Views: 10,399
Comments: 5

Favorited: 52
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Photo ID: 244569

An Acela express trainset passes a gaggle of Amtrak security cameras near Union Station.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: 2008
Train ID: Amtk 2253
Photo Date: July 26, 2008


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By: Luke Sharrett

Added: Jul 29, 2008

Views: 2,404
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Favorited: 2
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Photo ID: 231707

I decided to spend the day fanning at the NH platform in New Haven. Little did I know that later that day President Truman would be making a stump speech for Adlai Stevenson at this location. I... (more)

Railroad: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Locomotive: GE EP-3
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: unknown
Train ID: The Senator
Photo Date: October 18, 1952


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By: John Dziobko

Added: Apr 16, 2008

Views: 6,977
Comments: 3

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 212773

Special train from Washington transfers riders for a day on the Strasburg Railroad.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4935
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 28, 1978


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By: Joe Osciak

Added: Nov 21, 2007

Views: 8,905
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Photo ID: 206916

Pensylvania Railroad GG1 electric at an unknown location in the 1950s.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: New York, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4868
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Rail Archive Stephenson

Added: Oct 17, 2007

Views: 11,733
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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