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Photos that show the true old days classics of railroading, along with the men and women who worked back in the day!
Photo Album By: Shaun Hennessy
 
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Photo ID: 689455

A major storm hit the Midwest on Saturday February 23rd. The storm dump rain, ice, and snow, followed by high winds. The result left the westside of the state of Iowa in complete disarray. Railroa... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: North fo Gilbert, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 11985
Train ID: UP WEGEGF
Photo Date: February 26, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Mar 02, 2019

Views: 1,508
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 689217

Getting a load out of Claremont Paper. As the cars got heavier and the engines more tired, it was sometimes necessary to use two locomotives to get up this grade and around this tight curve. It co... (more)

Railroad: Claremont & Concord Railroad
Locomotive: GE 44-ton
Location: Claremont, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: CC 32
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 1981


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By: M Leachman

Added: Feb 28, 2019

People's Choice 3

Views: 15,219
Comments: 6

Favorited: 113

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Photo ID: 688997

Two railroad stations served Mexico City in 1964, bright, modern Buenavista station for National de Mexico’s standard gauge patrons, and across town the 1878-built San Lazaro, terminal for a remna... (more)

Railroad: Nacionales de México
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Locomotive #: 282
Train ID: 128
Photo Date: July 05, 1964


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Feb 26, 2019

Views: 1,559
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 688942

Passing the semaphores that marked the west end of old Comstock siding, a train heads for Roseburg on the Siskiyou Line.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4424
Train ID: EURBL
Photo Date: October 29, 1989


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 26, 2019

Views: 1,072
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 688928

We're parked in the Waukesha Industrial Park where not even the TM could find us. Conductor Jim Bottoni has just finished feeding us a meal of venison steaks and Italian spaghetti cooked on the st... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 359
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Feb 26, 2019

Views: 4,567
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Favorited: 37


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Photo ID: 688899

There are few freight cars that are more distinctive than the B&O’s “wagontop” box cars. Conceived out of the necessity to replace older double-sheathed boxcars with steel ones, the class M15K wag... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: Box Car
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: BO 375311
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 25, 2019

Views: 9,065
Comments: 2

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 688818

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: West Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1506
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 19, 1969


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Feb 25, 2019

Views: 2,024
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 688155

Bow Coal at Jeff Junction - 2

The Bow Coal train has pulled past the operator’s shanty at Jefferson Junction... (more)

Railroad: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Jefferson Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PLE 2035
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 30, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 19, 2019

Views: 9,846
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 688043

An eastbound about to stop for a crew change.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5143
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 1987


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By: Mark Bau

Added: Feb 18, 2019

Views: 895
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 687969

Illinois Central ultimately acquired the very first SD45 produced by EMD. Prototype SD45 4351 became IC 7000 in January 1971. The 7000 lasted until 1987, when it was scrapped.

Railroad: Illinois Central Gulf
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Homewood, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ICG 7000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 19, 1985


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Feb 18, 2019

Views: 4,818
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Favorited: 24


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Photo ID: 687944

I purchased this 1950s era photo in the early to mid 1970s at a Chicago area train show / swap meet event. The seller was not the photographer. Photographer unknown.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Santa Margarita, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6321
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Feb 17, 2019

Views: 1,973
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 686480

Mason City to Calmer turn having just toped the grade a nice set of MILW SD10s all matching paint looked great.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: SD10
Location: Ionia, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 557
Train ID: Patrol (Local )
Photo Date: March, 1985


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By: Scott Marsh

Added: Feb 05, 2019

Views: 4,059
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Photo ID: 686181

Surrounded by an arid landscape, 602 and trailing SD45-2 5818 and GP50 3831 have been sidelined to allow a hot intermodal to overtake on this recently double tracked section of the ATSF transcon.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Encino, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 1996


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By: Graham Atkin

Added: Feb 02, 2019

Views: 1,918
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 685883

At sunrise on a Saturday in June 1992, a hot 991 train hustles past the west switch at Orwood, CA, with the Coast Range visible far in the distance. This the heart of the San Joaquin Delta.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B)
Location: Orwood, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 7441
Train ID: ATSF 991
Photo Date: June, 1992


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jan 30, 2019

Views: 1,490
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 685686

Chicago & North Western EMD GP7 No. 4374 switches cars at C&NW’s Butler yard at Butler, Wisconsin, in August 1984. The flag pole and flowerbeds are a nice touch.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4374
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 28, 2019

Views: 4,370
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13
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