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Photo ID: 758782

Near PRR's Bayview Yard, an unusual electric tractor is seen switching cars down Monument Street. This tractor was built at the Pennsy's Altoona Works, and was specifically designed to move freigh... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Altoona Works Buckwalter Electric Tractor
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 446
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 1960


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By: Anthony Zinskie

Added: Jan 02, 2021

Views: 11,175
Comments: 10

Favorited: 52
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Photo ID: 757518

Milwaukee Road's Road Master between Milwaukee and La Crosse Wi. back in the 1970's was a gentleman by the name of Jim Ely.......Jim had a big ol dog that would ride shotgun with him in his hi-rai... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Ford Hi-Rail
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 19, 2020

Views: 6,957
Comments: 1

Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 757221

Railroad: MÁV Nosztalgia kft.
Locomotive: Csajka - track vehicle
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Locomotive #: 902
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 2020


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By: Sly77

Added: Dec 16, 2020

Views: 5,677
Comments: 5

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 733688

Is the horizon level OK? Rare PD1 narrow gauge passenger railcar on the battered tracks of Tesovo narrow gauge railway. PD-1 railcars were produced from the mid-1950s on the Demik... (more)

Railroad: Russian Railways
Locomotive: PD1
Location: Tesovo, Novgorod region, Russia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2018


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By: Ilya Semenoff

Added: Apr 22, 2020

Views: 3,423
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 732870

In Eritrea, a few Russian Ural 375-D trucks that have been built in the Soviet Union in the 60’s and 70’s have been converted to run on rail wheels. They have been used in the Eritrean railway... (more)

Railroad: Eritrean Railways
Locomotive: Ural rail truck
Location: Between Massawa and Asmara, Eritrea
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2012


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Apr 15, 2020

Views: 8,062
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 729841

A John Deere Railavator (Hi-RAIL)back-ho waits for construction to begin on the IAIS as three GEVO's look on.

Railroad: Timberline Clearing
Locomotive: John Deere Railavator
Location: Carbon Cliff, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2020


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 23, 2020

Views: 5,103
Comments: 3

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 720670

It's about lunch time Christmas day between Fall River and Doylestown,WI. and we're in the ditch on an eastbound freight train. Milwaukee Road Trainmaster Bill Tyvan converses with Milwaukee Road ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Fall River/Doylestown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 25, 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 25, 2019

Views: 2,792
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 717157

A Syrian Galloping Goose is rusting away in a small station on the line between Damas and Serghaya. From the informations that I could collect, it appears that this unusual vehicle is based on a 1... (more)

Railroad: Hedjaz Railway Jordan/Syria
Locomotive: Galloping Goose
Location: Between Damas and Serghaya, Syria
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2004


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Nov 21, 2019

Views: 4,378
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 709106

A very unique Ford Super Wagon van specially-equipped for railroad use sits at the San Luis & Rio Grande’s yard at Alamosa, Colorado, on August 12, 2007. This “rail van” is former Canadian N... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Ford Super Wagon rail vehicle
Location: Alamosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CN 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 06, 2019

Views: 7,132
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 664391

This second (or third) hand Ford Transit van has found a new home in Viseu de Sus.

Railroad: CFF Romania Forestry Railway
Locomotive: Ford Transit rail vehicle
Location: Viseu de Sus, Romania
Locomotive #: 05 RG HOLZ
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2013


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jul 15, 2018

Views: 3,960
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 652726

A real oddity at the Statfold Barn Railway - "Goose" is a 1917 built railcar from the Davenport Loco Works,Iowa.She was built for the Indian Sugar Railway,and worked at the Bihar State S... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: 0-4-0 Railcar
Location: Tamworth, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 2018


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By: David J. Smith

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 3,237
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 620380

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: None
Location: Mildenberg, Germany
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2017


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By: J Neu, Berlin

Added: Jun 18, 2017

Views: 12,195
Comments: 5

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 597519

The Indiana Harbor Belt has had several hirail vehicles numbered as HR-1 in its fleet. The earliest was this late 1960s Dodge van, seen sporting the OSHA Orange scheme, which is seen passing by a... (more)

Railroad: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Locomotive: Hi-Rail
Location: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: IHB HR1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 03, 1983


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Nov 27, 2016

Views: 6,678
Comments: 2

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 596933

Home-made railbus in Vyhoda the last forestry line in activity in Ukraine

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Railbus
Location: Vyhoda, Ukraine
Locomotive #: 5305
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2016


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By: Fabrice Lanoue

Added: Nov 21, 2016

Views: 3,259
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 540563

Each Division headquarters had use of a GMC/Chevy Hi-Rail. When Engineer Licensing started in 92 the Feds said we had to get all our Road Foreman qualified on the entire property. Riding a train f... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: SOO GMC HI-RAIL
Location: Marquette, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1992


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 30, 2015

Views: 7,913
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25
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