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American Freedom Train
Three different steam locomotives hauled this special created to celebrate America's Bicentennial as it crisscrossed the United States.
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Photo ID: 778311

Conrail ALCS departs Allentown Yard behind an SD50 and C39-8.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6800
Train ID: CR ALCS-2
Photo Date: August, 1992


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Aug 02, 2021

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Photo ID: 776091

DSNG 480 leads the Silverton Steam train back into Durango

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 480
Train ID: Silverton Steam
Photo Date: June 12, 2021


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By: SLO Railfanning

Added: Jul 06, 2021

Views: 959
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Photo ID: 775732

An eastbound set of SEPTA Silverliner IV's arrives at Paoli, passing a westbound, and Paoli Tower, which was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1896.

PAOLI was an intermediate design betwee... (more)

Railroad: SEPTA
Locomotive: GE Silverliner IV
Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SPAX 393
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 29, 2021


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Jul 01, 2021

Views: 926
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Photo ID: 775217

Reading & Northern 425 climbs the grade on the old Lehigh Valley right of way, nearby the Milepost 126 signal.

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 19, 2021


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By: Joseph Whelan

Added: Jun 24, 2021

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Photo ID: 766095

SP 4449 leads the American Freedom train, through Woods Cross, Utah in 1975. Tom Ellis photo.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Woods Cross, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4449
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1975


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By: Tom Ellis photos by Steve Ellis

Added: Mar 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 745924

"Pennsylvanian 42" coming down from the famous Horseshoe Curve and is about to make a stop at Norfolk Southern's home of Altoona. It was a nice surprise to see the classic Pullman today!... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 92
Train ID: Pennsylvanian 42
Photo Date: August 09, 2020


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By: Cathay777

Added: Aug 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 614518

Central Coast Steam

Amtrak's Transcontinental Steam Excursion arrives in San Luis Obispo, where it will spend the night before assaulting Cuesta Grade as it heads to Oakland t... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Westbound Special
Photo Date: April 26, 1977


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Apr 26, 2017

Views: 3,502
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Photo ID: 614467

Forget Cleveland…Chatsworth Rocks!

”Chatsworth Rocks” was the location of many publicity photos of Southern Pacific’s Coast Daylight back in the steam days, so it was,... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Chatsworth, California, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Westbound Special
Photo Date: April 26, 1977


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Apr 26, 2017

Views: 4,148
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Photo ID: 614209

Daylight in Yuma

Amtrak's Transcontinental Steam Excursion departs Yuma, Arizona, and is just about to cross into California, on April 24, 1977. After the American Fre... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Yuma, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Westbound Special
Photo Date: April 24, 1977


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Apr 23, 2017

Views: 3,977
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Photo ID: 604209

This was a two day northbound ferry run on the Southern Railway to get the 444 back with the American Freedom Train in the DC area. On the morning of day two, the train is seen shortly after depar... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Jamestown, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: AFT4449
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 1976


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jan 24, 2017

Views: 3,244
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Photo ID: 581448

On a rainy August morning, the American Freedom Train shuffles its cars to get ready for public display in Bethlehem, Pannsylvania.

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 1976


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jun 29, 2016

Views: 3,440
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Photo ID: 555070

The American Freedom train travelled east on the former DL&W mainline on July 22, 1976, moving between exhibitions in Scranton, PA and Morristown, NJ. By the time the former Reading T-1 got to An... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Analomink, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 1976


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 548585

Ex-Reading T-1 No. 2101 is coming off the old PRR Northern Central Railway at CLY Tower, on its way to the New Cumberland Army Depot for display. The exhaust was absolutely deafening.

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Cly, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 30, 2015

Views: 3,635
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Photo ID: 541613

SP 4449 leads the American Freedom Train east through Alhambra, CA.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Alhambra, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4449
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1977


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Aug 07, 2015

Views: 4,959
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Photo ID: 537346

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Elkhart, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2012


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 05, 2015

Views: 2,609
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