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High Speed Rail from the Past:
Streamliners and early bullet trains!
Photo Album By: Mitch Goldman
 
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Photo ID: 726061

With the demise of the Paris-South-East TGVs I thought I would dig into the past to see if I had photographed No 1 'Patrick' but alas no. (see Jean-Marc Frybourg's excellent photos of No1 making i... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: South East TGV
Location: Jonqueries-St.Vincent, France
Locomotive #: 4
Train ID: TGV 874
Photo Date: May 13, 1989


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By: Brian Stephenson

Added: Feb 18, 2020

Views: 1,488
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 719510

One of Amtrak's two Bombardier LRC locomotives poses at South Station in Boston before departing for New Haven on train 153, the Beacon Hill. The year-long LRC lease did not lead to any US sales b... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier LRC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 38
Train ID: #153, Beacon Hill
Photo Date: September, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 13, 2019

Views: 6,942
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 706394

4 generations of Shinkansen trains standing side by side at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park museum in Nagoya.

Railroad: Japan Railways (JR)
Locomotive: 300 Series Shinkansen
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: 322-9001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2019


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By: Kumamon

Added: Aug 10, 2019

Views: 5,150
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 691010

Both powered by Alco 251 prime movers and both built at the MLW plant in East End Montreal, LRC-3 VIA 6921 & M-630 CP 4563 sit side by side at Exporail.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Bombardier LRC-3
Location: St-Constant, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6921
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 16, 2019


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By: Michael Berry

Added: Mar 17, 2019

Views: 1,536
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 673199

In its first weeks of revenue service for Penn Central, a United Aircraft TurboTrain that still wears its original DOT colors speeds through the station at Stratford, CT, bound for Grand Central T... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3001
Photo Date: April, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 08, 2018

Views: 4,666
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22


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Photo ID: 667668

A northbound Metroliner is trailing a long cloud of dust as it starts to decelerate for the Susquehanna River crossing. Note the different pantographs on the GE-equipped 1st car and the Westingho... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 881
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1978


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Aug 17, 2018

Views: 1,974
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 658834

Streamlined 4-6-2 # 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" of the famous "Coronation class" of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), built in 1938 at Crewe. Exhibited in the Natio... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 6229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 23, 2018

Views: 3,029
Comments: 3

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 658783

Streamlined 4-6-2 # 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" of the famous "Coronation class" of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), built in 1938 at Crewe. Exhibited in the Natio... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 6229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 23, 2018

Views: 1,747
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 658295

As seen from the top of Breakneck Ridge north of Cold Spring, NY, an Amtrak Turboliner races up the Hudson Valley towards Albany. I later learned that the rock formation on which I was innocently ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr Turboliner
Location: Cold Spring, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Empire Service
Photo Date: July, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 18, 2018

Views: 3,176
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 652802

Mike Keim Photo.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-2
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1935


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Views: 6,326
Comments: 8

Favorited: 56


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Photo ID: 652655

The new Hiawatha at Canal Street....Mike Keim Photo. Correction...4-4-2

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-2
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2
Train ID: MILW Hiawatha
Photo Date: 1935


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 6,766
Comments: 6

Favorited: 69
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Photo ID: 652272

Here is another example of one of the Santa Fe 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotives built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. This beautiful streamlined locomotive was known as the "Blue Goose". My... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Eddystone, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3460
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1937


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Mar 20, 2018

Views: 7,177
Comments: 3

Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 635786

SNCF TGV 03 "Belfort" risdes alongside the Lac du Bourget as R 937 from Paris-Gare-de-Lyon to Annecy.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: SNCF TGV/PSE
Location: Grésine, France
Locomotive #: TGV 03
Train ID: R 937
Photo Date: August 30, 1984


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By: Maarten van der Velden

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 2,927
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 635486

In its first summer of revenue service, a United Aircraft TurboTrain running as Penn Central train 3002 between New York and Boston speeds through the Pine Orchard section of Branford, CT, leaving... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Pine Orchard, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3002
Photo Date: July, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 2,793
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 634519

Metroliners on #4 pass a GG-1 powered freight with excess power on #3 that will soon leave the NEC at Lane Tower, pass under the #4 track flyover, and enter the PRR Waverly Yard complex.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: North Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 855
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1976


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Oct 16, 2017

Views: 2,786
Comments: 4

Favorited: 28
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