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Pictures of things often unseen in the world of railroading. Interesting equipment, operations, and people that help the railroad go around.
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Photo ID: 642997

B&O GM50 Newcastle, PA. July 10,1978. Perhaps the most distinctive unit on the Chessie roster was GM50. Delivered as part of the initial order of GP40-2's, it was painted to commemorate GM's 50t... (more)

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Newcastle, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BO GM50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 1978


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 642932

CN SD50F 5408 and mate spend a cool snowy night at Chilliwack, BC as blizzard conditions stop traffic of all kinds in the Fraser Valley and Canyon. It will take a few days for things to get back t... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: SD50F
Location: Chllliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 5408
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 1986


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 642745

Retired Amtrak conductor Dennis Gleason signs a fresh brown egg after the successful coupling of three Amtrak P42DCs into the west end of the 30-car New River Train. The egg tradition was started ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Hinton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: CSX P941
Photo Date: October 28, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 642662

Just about four months old and already in a fender bender. The Hostlers have just brought the 3035 to Round House One for some repairs.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 3035
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 642124

For this year's holiday season, GE Transportation painted Dash 9 unit #905 in a red, white, and blue Christmas scheme, as well as restored and repainted a caboose for a lighted display at the Erie... (more)

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 905
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 14, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Dec 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 637427

SP 8799, now a camera car, sits near the diesel service facility in the West Colton Yard. Photo taken with permission.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: M-K ML-4000
Location: West Colton, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 1979


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637045

GECX 809 is a B40-8W sporting one of the early prototypes for the GE widecab. This locomotive is still used at the GE Transportation Plant in Erie to move export locomotives around and you can not... (more)

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 809
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Nov 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 636869

Bruce Mowbray is hard at work inside the Steamtown roundhouse preparing 0-6-0 No. 26 for the day.

Railroad: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Locomotive: Steam 0-6-0
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BLW 26
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2017


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Nov 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 636316

A set of new C30ACi locomotives from GE transportation sit over night on the interchange track awaiting shipment to Angola, South Africa.

Locomotives:
AR 1850 C30ACi
AR 1845 C30ACi

Railroad: Angola Railway
Locomotive: GE C30ACi
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AR 1850
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 636298

A tiny GE switcher locomotive sits outside the scale house at GE Transportation's Erie Plant.

Locomotives:
GECX 1943 GE 25-Ton

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE 25-Ton
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 1943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 30, 2017

Views: 3,054
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 636279

A welding crew takes some time to stand at a safe distance and give a roll-by to CN 2131 that's just received favorable signals to depart the yard and head back to the mine for taconite bearing ro... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2131
Train ID: U-729
Photo Date: October 27, 2017


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 635991

In May 1973, Western Pacific's MW37 a big Industrial Brownhoist railroad crane, sits in the yard at Oroville awaiting its next assignment on the railroad. The most likely spot it'll be needed is t... (more)

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: Industrial Brownhoisrt crane
Location: Oroville, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP MW37
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 635804

During the restoration of former Northern Pacific Railway dome #549, the "Gold Creek" name will be removed from the exterior as these cars were not named by the railroad. This car finish... (more)

Railroad: Northern Pacific Railway
Locomotive: NP Dome 549
Location: Metairie, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 549
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 23, 2017


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Oct 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 635772

An interesting prototype for a widecab B40-8 is used at GE to switch around locos that using European couplers.

Locomotives:
GECX 809 B40-8W

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 809
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 7,091
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Photo ID: 635759

What looks like a main generator and traction motors sit in front of the SP SD40T-2 No. 7361 in UP's Burnham Shops. The big electrical gear will be installed in one or several of the many locomoti... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7361
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1997


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 5,655
Comments: 3

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