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People of the Railroad
Photographs that depict train crews and other railroad employees at work. After all, the trains don't run themselves!
Photo Album By: Ted Harrison
 
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Photo ID: 744809

Legendary engineer Sigi Liechti on the throttle of the 3000 horsepower 2-8-2 "Mikado" 141 R # 1244 on the trip from Brugg AG via Berne to Lausanne, near Fribourg. The heavy fuel oil fired, canadia... (more)

Railroad: Mikado 1244
Locomotive: 141 R
Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 141 R 1244
Train ID: 30030
Photo Date: May 15, 2011


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 11, 2020

Views: 824
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 744762

Hooker (HOKX) tank car No. 132482 is in the middle of repairs in the busy Progress Rail Services car shop at Amarillo, Texas, on June 15, 2012.

Railroad: Hooker Chemical (HOKX)
Locomotive: tank car
Location: Amarillo, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: HOKX 132482
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: June 15, 2012


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 10, 2020

Views: 1,315
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Favorited: 2
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Photo ID: 744742

After a long day of work, the conductor for the day walks out of the yard to go home in front of Black Hills Central Railroad 108 and 110.

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHC 110
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2020


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By: Mark Turkovich

Added: Aug 10, 2020

Views: 3,831
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 744364

Engineer of the most powerful one meter gauge cogwheel steamlocomotive of Europe, the 0-8-0 T HG 4/4 # 704 of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke (DFB), when running around the train in Oberwald.

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Oberwald, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: 133
Photo Date: August 05, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 06, 2020

Views: 1,008
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 744354

A bitter cold winter day has caused a rail break on the Wisconsin Central main line entering Shops Yard near the Subway Road grade crossing at North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on December 11, 1994. c... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6593
Train ID: WC 2
Photo Date: December 11, 1994


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 06, 2020

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Favorited: 41


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Photo ID: 742808

A worker at Chicago & North Western’s Butler Yard locomotive facility uses a high pressure air line to clear the switches of snow on a cold February 21, 1993.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6134
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: February 21, 1993


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jul 20, 2020

Views: 1,572
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 741740

"Knocking off the Slag at Farmingdale" A Long Island Rail Road track worker knocks off slag from a recent thermite weld at the Secatogue Ave grade crossing on Main Line 1. Thermi... (more)

Railroad: Long Island Railroad
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Farmingdale, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2020


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By: Greg Grice

Added: Jul 08, 2020

Views: 2,884
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 741738

"Thermite Welding at Farmingdale" A Long Island Rail Road track gang thermite welds new rail at the Secatogue Ave grade crossing on Main Line 1. Thermite welding is the process o... (more)

Railroad: Long Island Railroad
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Farmingdale, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2020


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By: Greg Grice

Added: Jul 08, 2020

Views: 2,505
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 740813

Today's power for the Delson Roadswitcher is the unique Montreal Locomotive Works 1,000 HP RS-23. The crew have picked up an empty bulkhead flat car from the Domtar Wood Preserving Plant in the b... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: MLW RS-23
Location: Delson, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 8041
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 1969


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Jun 28, 2020

Views: 1,123
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 740071

In may be one of the strangest sights I've ever seen, a pair of CMQ SD40-2Fs, along with one of CP's military units, reverse light at Scott Street in Franklin Park. With the Sears Tower providing ... (more)

Railroad: Central Maine and Quebec Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2F
Location: Franklin Park, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CMQ 9020
Train ID: Light Power
Photo Date: June 21, 2020


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Jun 22, 2020

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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 739043

Student Engineer Rikki Burchett takes her turn at the throttle of 4501 on her first trip in the seat with the Missionary Ridge Local. Safe to say that this Mikado is just a little bigger than the ... (more)

Railroad: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: TVRM 100
Photo Date: June 06, 2020


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By: Joseph S. Randall

Added: Jun 11, 2020

Views: 4,431
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 738970

NX-13 begins its journey north out of Canaan to Pittsfield on a muggy summer afternoon.

Railroad: Housatonic Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 2346
Train ID: NX-13
Photo Date: June, 2020


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By: Joseph Meade

Added: Jun 11, 2020

Views: 1,747
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 738926

Firing the most powerful cogwheel steamlocomotive of Europe, the 0-8-0 HG 4/4 # 704 of the DFB with 800 HP.

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Realp, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 2019


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Jun 10, 2020

Views: 787
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 738757

Reenactors playing the role of a conductor and his assistant transport the group of photographers on hand for this year's annual Rail Giants Train Museum Night Photography Session back in time thr... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Business Car
Location: Pomona, California, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 6
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 26, 2019


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Jun 08, 2020

Views: 1,218
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 737567

The inbound engineer briefs with the outbound conductor in front of the La Junta Depot where Denver crews hand of the trains to Amarillo crews.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6314
Train ID: C BTMSLP 080A
Photo Date: May 26, 2019


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: May 27, 2020

Views: 1,686
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13

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