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Evocative gems
Scenes from the "classic" era of railroading (not otherwise having a specific album home).
Photo Album By: Rick Erben
 
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Photo ID: 819775

EMD E6A IC pool power leads a NYC Indianapolis Special passenger train southbound north of Lafayette Junction, Lafayette, IN, 09/12/64. Photographer: Louis Ceray. John E. Troxler collection. Kodac... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E6A
Location: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: IC 4001
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: September 12, 1964


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By: John E. Troxler

Added: Dec 17, 2022

Views: 5,597
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 815668

Thunder claps in the distance from a storm that just slammed Noxon with heavy rain while an eastbound “super train” rolls towards Missoula.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Noxon, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6593
Train ID: X KALEGE9 03H
Photo Date: July 03, 2022


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Oct 26, 2022

People's Choice 2

Views: 5,172
Comments: 3

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 808189

THE SEMINOLE arrives in Effingham on a cold morning behind a GofG E8 and two IC E9A units. It is crossing the Pennsylvania Railroad's Panhandle Line here and the Pennsy's position light signals ca... (more)

Railroad: Central of Georgia
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Effingham, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CG 811
Train ID: IC 10
Photo Date: December 14, 1966


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Jul 22, 2022

People's Choice 4

Views: 6,293
Comments: 0

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 801978

The "Plug" Juliet-Chicago commuter was popular with railfans in the 1970s because it regularly ran with former GM&O F3s. My father really lucked out on this one, getting former GM&O F... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: GMO 801-B
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: May 03, 2022

Views: 11,912
Comments: 4

Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 801699

Milwaukee Road EMD GP40 No. 2001 leads Soo Line train 249 westbound out of the yard at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on October 3, 1987. A man in the elevated signal tower on the right still manually cont... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2001
Train ID: SOO 249
Photo Date: October 03, 1987


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 28, 2022

Views: 4,511
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Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 798365

Soo Line train 203, an auto parts train to the Twin cities, is westbound at Duplainville, Wisconsin, led by Milwaukee Road EMD SD40-2 No. 174, on April 12, 1987.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Duplainville, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 174
Train ID: SOO 203
Photo Date: April 12, 1987


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 18, 2022

Views: 2,790
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 788506

Crossing the IC diamond at Pana, Illinois, is NYC's Southwestern Ltd with E8A 4041 and one passenger car in November 1965. The New York, NY to St. Louis, Mo Southwestern Limited was one of New Yo... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pana, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4041
Train ID: Southwestern Ltd.
Photo Date: November, 1965


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 27, 2021

Views: 8,531
Comments: 4

Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 788337

Chicago & Eastern Illinois FP7A 1605, F3B 1502 and F3A 1407 are moments away from a late afternoon departure from Dearborn Station with the combine Georgian/Humming Bird in October 1967. Photo fr... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railway (C&EI)
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CEI 1605
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 25, 2021

Views: 6,382
Comments: 2

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 787754

In March 1965, NYC GP9 7401 arrived at Mitchell, Ill., near East. St. Louis yard with a freight from Indianapolis. One Geep and three F-7's provided the power. The three F-7's 1851-1644-1791 all ... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Mitchell, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 7401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 1965


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 18, 2021

Views: 6,456
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 787220

Original Kodachrome slide by Bill Volkmer. Pittsburgh Raiways street car 1471 is about to head west on the Dravosburg Bridge, 24 April 1960. Slide from my collection.

Railroad: Pittsburgh Railways
Locomotive: PCC
Location: Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 1471
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 24, 1960


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By: Dave Kerr

Added: Nov 11, 2021

Views: 4,525
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 786608

At Collinwood, on the east side of Cleveland, three F-7's A-B-A were teamed together on a westbound freight, in June of 1963. Photo from my slide collection, Photographer Bill Clynes.

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 1795
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1963


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 05, 2021

Views: 7,499
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Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 786147

Occasionally the Colorado & Southern Railway borrowed power for a few days at a time from the Rio Grande or Union Pacific. Here a pair of Rio Grande GP30's and three C&S SD-9's charge through S... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1970


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 31, 2021

Views: 5,318
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Photo ID: 785329

Chicago & Eastern Illinois E9A 1102, F3B 935B and E7A 1101 are moments away from a late afternoon departure from Dearborn Station with the combined Georgian/Humming Bird in October 1967. The C&EI ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railway (C&EI)
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CEI 1102
Train ID: C&EI 98
Photo Date: October, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 22, 2021

Views: 12,168
Comments: 1

Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 783596

NYC Alco RS-11 8008, with three FA's heading west at River Rouge, Michigan near Detroit in March 1962. The NYC RS-11's were delivered in July 1957, not in Lightning stripes, but in black with a w... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Alco RS-11
Location: River Rouge, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 8008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 1962


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 03, 2021

Views: 7,644
Comments: 3

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 783302

Wabash E-8 1004 leading the Chicago to St. Louis "Banner Blue" leaving the Decatur Station for the remaining one hundred and thirteen mile trip to St. Louis on February 21, 1958. Photo... (more)

Railroad: Wabash
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 1007
Train ID: Banner Blue
Photo Date: February 21, 1956


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 29, 2021

People's Choice 4

Views: 12,240
Comments: 3

Favorited: 54
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