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Photo ID: 781067

Cream and Chocolate

California’s McCloud River Railroad had incentive per diem box cars in a striking, if not unusual, paint scheme. Here one of them pauses in the yard at Allent... (more)

Railroad: McCloud River Railroad
Locomotive: 50 Foot Box car
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: MR 2166
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 02, 2021

Views: 3,626
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Photo ID: 781010

Along with the Pickens and the Norwood & St. Lawrence, the National Railway Utilization Corporation was the parent of New York short line Middletown & New Jersey. A fairly new M&NJ incentive per d... (more)

Railroad: Middletown & New Jersey Railroad
Locomotive: 50 Foot Box car
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: MNJ 120799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 23, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 02, 2021

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Photo ID: 774605

In August of 1964, John Ingles was aboard a car ferry (probably Ann Arbor No. 7 or the Arthur Atkinson) about to dock at the Soo Line facility in Manitowoc, WI. A maroon Soo Line Alco can be seen ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: Car ferry
Location: Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1964


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jun 16, 2021

Views: 8,988
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Photo ID: 774603

Early morning in Phippsburg, Colorado finds a cushioned underframe, double door, fifty foot box car in the most iconic Rio Grande paint scheme at the end of a cut of cars.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: 50' Box Car
Location: Phippsburg, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 63786
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jun 16, 2021

Views: 2,288
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Photo ID: 773256

It is past dusk as the westbound evening TP&W do-everything train gets to Canton, where it pulls an ancient home-road car from a siding.

Railroad: Toledo, Peoria & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Canton, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: TPW 2001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 1982


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By: David Harris

Added: May 31, 2021

Views: 3,070
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Photo ID: 755997

Flying a flag that will fall during the year of this photo, a Detroit & Toledo Shore Line covered hopper stands in Toledo, Ohio.

Railroad: Detroit & Toledo Shore Line
Locomotive: Covered Hopper
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: DTS 2615
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 755952

Nine years after the FRA-mandated deadline for cars built before 1966 to have their roofwalks removed, there were still non-compliant cars in service. Here a Chesapeake & Ohio 40-foot boxcar, stil... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Forty Foot Boxcar
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 23926
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 02, 2020

Views: 5,157
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Photo ID: 749362

By the late 1970’s, 50-ton hoppers were not uncommon, but their ranks were quickly dwindling. Here a Reading survivor visits Allentown Yard in its final years.

Railroad: Reading Company
Locomotive: Hopper Car
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 63211
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 746718

In 1964, the Nickel Plate Road was absorbed into the Norfolk & Western empire. Fourteen years later, many of its cars were still roaming the nation’s rail system. Here a classic offset-side two ... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Hopper Car
Location: Weirton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 64326
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 21, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 746563

New Jersey’s fifteen-mile-long Rahway Valley was another short line that took advantage of the ICC incentive per diem boxcar rates of the late 1970’s. By the mid-1980’s, the rules were again... (more)

Railroad: Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion Railroad
Locomotive: 50' Boxcar
Location: East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: LEF 2022
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 746543

With more letters in its name than miles in its route, the Lake Erie Franklin and Clarion Railroad joined the per-diem boxcar craze of the late 1970’s. Here one of those cars passes through Alle... (more)

Railroad: Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion Railroad
Locomotive: 50' Boxcar
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: LEF 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 28, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 28, 2020

Views: 5,637
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Photo ID: 745575

Wonder how the flour and sugar for your bread and Twinkies gets to the bakery? Believe it or not, oftentimes by rail! An airslide hopper with lettering for Hostess products is seen passing throu... (more)

Railroad: GATX
Locomotive: Covered Hopper
Location: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: GACX 48355
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 1981


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Aug 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 732960

GASX (GATX Corporation) stock car in use by Great Markwestern Packing Company. At least on Conrail, loaded, these would be the first cars behind the locomotives on intermodal trains, and there wou... (more)

Railroad: GATX
Locomotive: stock car
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GASX 100002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 15, 1984


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By: Jim Appleman

Added: Apr 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 727828

One of many Norfolk Southern trains with John Deere machinery in the consist heads east on the Chicago Line. At least six of these trains have passed through northwest Indiana within the last ten ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: loaded flat cars
Location: Ogden Dunes, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: unknown
Train ID: NS 16G
Photo Date: March 04, 2020


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Mar 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 727184

New York short line Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville, part of the Delaware Otsego system, acquired ten Evans all-door box cars in 1979. One of them is seen here in Binghamton, New York, not long bef... (more)

Railroad: Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville
Locomotive: All-Door Box Car
Location: Binghamton, New York, USA
Locomotive #: FJG 40001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 17, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 29, 2020

Views: 3,008
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Favorited: 14
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