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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: 681719

A pair of CN SD40-2Ws wait out the snow storm in the Fraser Canyon near the Hope depot. At this moment, nature is winning, but within the next day things will start to get back to normal.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: SD40-2W
Location: Hope, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 5347
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 1986


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 23, 2018

Views: 1,326
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Photo ID: 681543

Delivered in early 1978 from EMD, SP GP40-2 No. 7625 still shows off its shiny red paint as it leads a westbound manifest through San Timoteo Canyon. This part of the canyon, a little east of Ordw... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Redlands, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7625
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 1982


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 22, 2018

Views: 2,131
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Photo ID: 681539

After sundown, with a pair of grain hoppers sitting in the set-out track, Santa Fe 3549 West roars past headed for the summit and Richmond beyond. It's rare to see a GP38 in these parts, as 4-axle... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Glen Frazer, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3549
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 1985


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 22, 2018

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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 681436

Ex-Lehigh Valley 508 leads this loaded coal train north to New York state on Conrail's Corning Secondary. Within three months the last through trains would travel between Williamsport, PA and Corn... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE U23B
Location: Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 2784
Train ID: UMB
Photo Date: July 16, 1988


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By: Jim Appleman

Added: Dec 21, 2018

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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 681423

Three big, six-motor EMD's move out of the D&H Colonie Shops. Seemingly out of place, with both the D&H and EL being under the N&W Dereco arrangement since 1968 it was not uncommon to see EL powe... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Watervliet, New York, USA
Locomotive #: EL 3635
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 1970


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Dec 21, 2018

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Favorited: 19


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Photo ID: 681389

A baker’s dozen years after the Great Northern was merged into the Burlington Northern, an unaltered 50’ GN boxcar rolls through Lilly, Pennsylvania.

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: 50' Boxcar
Location: Lilly, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GN 138754
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 681360

On a Saturday it is quiet in the great halls of the D&H's massive Colonie Shops. Work on the RS-2, RS-3 and U30C's will resume on Monday. In the 1960's and 1970's the D&H welcomed railfans in Co... (more)

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: Alco RS-2
Location: Watervliet, New York, USA
Locomotive #: DH 4022
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 1970


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Dec 20, 2018

Views: 3,910
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Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 681327

Freight pool caboose at Portage Yard circa mid 70's......The small door to the right of the bay window was for the loading and unloading of ice and coal and for removing ash from the coal stove. T... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Freight Pool Caboose 02075
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 20, 2018

Views: 3,512
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 681304

If memory serves me correctly this was a promotional CSX train that was being photographed by company photographers. Two clean GP40-2's as well as the hoppers behind it. I just happened to be in t... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 6047
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 1987


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Dec 19, 2018

Views: 1,455
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 680656

My father and I made our last trip together to Sayre and the west end of the Lehigh Valley during my winter break from school in February 1976. My father wrote an article about this trip that may... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco RS-32
Location: Seneca Falls, New York, USA
Locomotive #: PC 2042
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 1976


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Dec 14, 2018

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Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 679640

Another damp dreary Sunday at West Milwaukee Shops Round House One........It had to be a Sunday as that was always my day to snoop around and see what was what in the shops. In the 60's the shops ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 679610

The pending storm didn’t blow them over, but several cars have derailed and plugged the south lead of Delaware & Hudson’s Taylor yard. It looks like there won’t be any trains running on this line ... (more)

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: Yard
Location: Taylor, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 03, 2018

Views: 5,647
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Photo ID: 679373

It was a grey day for some grey locomotives as Family Lines painted units get serviced at the South Louisville shops. Today this site is home for the University of Louisville's football stadium. ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 7079
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 15, 1985


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Dec 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 679354

Milwaukee 611 was ready for the afternoon Miller job and the 671 was the afternoon Falk Job. The 671 was built November 1940. I remember it being assigned to Tacoma till the early 70's when it was... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 01, 2018

Views: 2,049
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Photo ID: 679275

President George H.W. Bush waves from the rear car of “The Spirit of America” express during his re-election efforts on Halloween 1992. The impressive 19-car “whistle stop” train trip through the ... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Presidental passenger car
Location: Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 31, 1992


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 01, 2018

Views: 7,161
Comments: 3

Favorited: 38
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