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The drama, power, majestic mountains, steel rails and iron will of lugging tonnage over the Rockies...
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Photo ID: 495706

CN train 310 slowly rolls east from Swan Landing towards Hinton, AB. Temperatures in the 90s have helped kindle forest fires and caused the CTC system to fail, so trains are running slow, ready to... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-8W (Dash 8-44CW)
Location: Swan Landing, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 2166
Train ID: CN310
Photo Date: July 13, 2014


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 30, 2014

Views: 5,904
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Photo ID: 495673

Eastbound Canadian National unit potash train No. 758 snakes along the shore of Jasper Lake west of Devona, Alberta, on July 10, 2014. GE C44-9W No. 2710, painted in CN colors but sublettered IC, ... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Devona, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: IC 2710
Train ID: CN 758
Photo Date: July 10, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 29, 2014

Views: 2,383
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Photo ID: 495615

Union Pacific MRONY (manifest Roper Yard in Salt Lake City to North Yard in Denver) freight approaches Tunnel 39 in Little Gore Canyon west of Azure, Colorado, on a beautiful, August 20, 2014.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Azure, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7941
Train ID: UP MRONY
Photo Date: August 20, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 29, 2014

Views: 2,691
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Photo ID: 495594

Three F units guide Burlington Northern’s westbound Train 25, "North Coast Limited,” upstream along the Jefferson River at Willow Creek, Montana on March 21, 1971, six weeks before the birth ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Willow Creek, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9780
Train ID: BN 25
Photo Date: March 21, 1971


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 7,180
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Photo ID: 495593

Four ex-NP F units lift Amtrak Train 10 eastbound out of Butte, Montana (background) as the “Mainstreeter” climbs up to Homestake Pass on July 31, 1973.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Butte, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: AMTK 10
Photo Date: July 31, 1973


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 16,045
Comments: 13

Favorited: 114


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Photo ID: 495592

A couple of former NP U-33-C’s on the old NP lead a modest westbound freight through semaphores near Cyr, Montana on Aug. 7, 1973. The U boats were only four years old.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: GE U33C
Location: Cyr, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 5720
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 07, 1973


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 3,656
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 495590

Engineer Charles slackens the throttle on Shay No. 9 on Colorado’s Georgetown Loop RR as it approaches the high bridge which has a speed restriction.

Railroad: Georgetown Loop
Locomotive: Steam Shay
Location: Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 2014


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 3,048
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Photo ID: 495589

Shay No. 9 leads Georgetown Loop’s colorful train across its famous bridge on the 3 and a half percent climb up to Silver Plume, Colo.

Railroad: Georgetown Loop
Locomotive: Steam Shay
Location: Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 2014


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 3,469
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 495581

Tennessee Pass. Mitchell, Colorado. June 1996. If memory serves correctly this eastbound coal load was one of the first Test DPU coal trains run over the Pass. This 2x2 configuration eliminated ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 262
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 5,270
Comments: 3

Favorited: 41
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Photo ID: 495555

On a crisp morning a Loram rail grinder lights up the west slope of MRL's Bozeman Pass just before dawn. The grinder is moving west and the track still steams where it had just passed over.

Railroad: Loram
Locomotive: Rail Grinder
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: RG-310
Train ID: Railgrinder
Photo Date: August 26, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Aug 28, 2014

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Photo ID: 495548

CN train 798 rolls east at Snaring along the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. 798 is an empty coal train.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Snaring, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 2811
Train ID: CN 798
Photo Date: July 10, 2014


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 2,436
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 495414

CN train 845, a grain train looks more like an N scale model than a real train as it plays peek-a-boo through the "honey moon" tunnels on the CN side of the Thompson River west of Spences Bridge. ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Spences Bridge, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 8813
Train ID: CN 845
Photo Date: July 16, 2014


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 27, 2014

Views: 4,133
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 495413

A CP track geometry train works its way east in the Thompson River Canyon, pulled by a GP20C-ECO, near Drynoch siding west of Spences Bridge.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GP20C-ECO
Location: Spences Bridge, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 2241
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2014


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 27, 2014

Views: 5,045
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 495388

Union Pacific gives its tribute to Tennessee Pass. The 844 lead this passenger excursion up the Canyons of Arkansas River on the former Rio Grande's Tennessee Pass Line.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Salida, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP844
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 27, 2014

Views: 3,808
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 495348

Southern Pacific 290 leads a westbound coal train up the twisting 2% Winter Park Hill. This hill remains as Union Pacific's Moffat Mainline... Unlike Tennessee Pass, the fight with gravity still h... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Winter Park , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP290
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 27, 2014

Views: 2,112
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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