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The Way it Used to Be
Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
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Photo ID: 825666

KINGMAN AZ May 24 1984 -- Barstow CA is the home shop for GP35U 2901. My photo.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP35u
Location: Barstow, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2901
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 24, 1984


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Feb 25, 2023

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Photo ID: 825665

A diminutive Wisconsin Central shop switcher waits for the next move, which is likely moving WC EMD SD45 No. 6554, after it is thoroughly sandblasted down to bare metal before being painted in WC... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6554
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: October 30, 1994


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 25, 2023

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Photo ID: 825650

"You gotta go to Alaska for a few days". "Oh, darn, alright but you own me." (Never let the good deal monitor know you might enjoy any trip, or you'll never go again. Anyway,... (more)

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 1976


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Feb 25, 2023

Views: 3,269
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Photo ID: 825649

A special oil train with dignitaries, dubbed the "Mapco Express" pauses at Healy. Photo by Jim Satterwhite, from my collection.

Railroad: Alaska Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Healy, Alaska, USA
Locomotive #: ARR 3002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 1992


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Feb 25, 2023

Views: 4,869
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Photo ID: 825645

Business took me to Ft. Smith so only a slight detour was needed to do some railfanning and I found this. Freshly in from Essex Terminal but some what obscure. I find no shots of it on this site... (more)

Railroad: Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C420
Location: Springdale, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: AM 50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 1989


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Feb 25, 2023

Views: 1,685
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Photo ID: 825642

I had to really think back on this photograph of Conrail train 5600, the Wall Street, heading up the Aldene Connection from the EX Jersey Central to the ex Lehigh Valley. The train is led by Readi... (more)

Railroad: Reading
Locomotive: BUDD RDC3
Location: Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 9166
Train ID: CR 5600
Photo Date: December 30, 1977


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Feb 25, 2023

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Photo ID: 825587

Showing ample evidence of hard work these units awaiting assignment. Sad that this once prosperous shortline is now moribund. Photo by Jim Satterwhite, from my collection.

Railroad: Apalachicola Northern
Locomotive: EMD GP15T
Location: Port St. Joe, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: AN 721
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1992


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Feb 24, 2023

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Photo ID: 825548

The engineer and fireman on this National Harbours Board Railway switcher enjoy the warmth of the cab while the ground crew has to struggle through the snow that blankets the Montreal harbour.

Railroad: Port of Montreal
Locomotive: Alco S3
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: NHB D-5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1969


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Feb 24, 2023

Views: 1,257
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Photo ID: 821053

OKLAHOMA CITY OK (October) 1975 -- Vandals broke a switch lock, threw the switch and tampered with the switch signal to show the wrong aspect. The result was that Rock Island GP40 384 left the mai... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 348
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1975


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Jan 01, 2023

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Photo ID: 821012

Former C&EI unit captured by Mike Dolenski. From my collection.

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1127
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 1981


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Dec 31, 2022

Views: 1,513
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Photo ID: 820965

Former D&H unit named "Morrisville" sadly could not keep this bucolic operation going. RIP

Railroad: Lamoille Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Morrisville, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: LVRC 7801
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 27, 1979


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By: TC Caughman

Added: Dec 30, 2022

Views: 3,215
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Photo ID: 820934

CPR's FM-CLC Trainmasters were mostly assigned to Western Canada. However, in the 1960's and early 1970's there was always one assigned to St. Luc Yard in Montreal. Its usual assignment was to r... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: FM H24-66
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 8901
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 1969


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Dec 30, 2022

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Photo ID: 820899

PUEBLO CO Oct 21 1977 — Rio Grande GP30 3015 rests at the engine facility with downtown buildings in the background. According to drgw.net unit 3015 was delivered in February 1963 and retired by... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3015
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 1977


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Dec 30, 2022

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Photo ID: 820821

Maine Central GE U18B 409 rests at the roads Rigby yard at Portland in May 1976 These units were called the Independence Class and this one was named Ethan Allen as can be seen under the cab

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: 409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1976


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By: Brian G Morris

Added: Dec 29, 2022

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Photo ID: 820746

Buttheads had no place after SBD came along so all these are going, mostly to scrap. A sad transition for me. When I was in college and had no money I spent many weekend afternoons watching them... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW7
Location: Erwin, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 350
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 24, 1983


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Dec 28, 2022

Views: 7,173
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