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Photo ID: 192519

Railroad fireworks. 71-86 get carbon build-up cleaned out. The units were the power for the Arkansas Western branch local. The line had a 10 mph speed restriction.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Heavener, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 71
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 05, 2007

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Photo ID: 194117

Three wrecked and burned GP40s sit on the siding at Nahant, just west of the yard. 2028-2053-2069.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Nahant, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 30, 1982


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 19, 2007

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Photo ID: 194066

A line of 18 U33Bs awainting dispostion and the backshops is about all that remains of Rock Island's main engine facility and the important Silvis classification yards. A red RI caboose can be se... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4593
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 1983


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 18, 2007

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Photo ID: 200262

The remains of a wrecked Frisco GP35 found behind the shop on a trip for Midwestern Rails. Note the frame covered with sand.

Railroad: St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco)
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Springfield, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: SLSF 723
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 1980


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Sep 05, 2007

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Photo ID: 193944

One of two units in blue with the RI herald (a paint scheme of the trustee after shutdown) waits on the Memphis to Tucumcari main while crews behind lift the track above the KCS main. Tomorrow a ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Howe, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: RI 1504
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 08, 1983


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 17, 2007

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Photo ID: 194845

All the slugs await disposition following shutdown of the ROCK. 999-284-54 are at this end. The line of C415s can be seen by the backshop to the left.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: slug
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 999
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 1981


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 24, 2007

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Photo ID: 197887

A sad sight, the remains of 456-4517-649. One of the last 1st generation Alcos on the ROCK, one of the first (recently) rebuilt Geeps, and an E8A. Deadlines after the shut-down grouped engine ty... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 456
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 1981


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Aug 17, 2007

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Photo ID: 192486

4343-330-309-4352 stop just short of the KCS interchange when the crew discovers that several cars split the switch taking the pass. The "abundance" of fresh ballast shows that this part of the M... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Howe, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4343
Train ID: RI 38
Photo Date: June 11, 1977


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 05, 2007

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Photo ID: 193948

With the RI nearing the end and having touble keeping power on the road, a lone mechanic works on a U28B in a line of GEs and EMDs inside Rock Island's main repair facility.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 1978


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 17, 2007

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Photo ID: 201829

The dead line of E's await disposition following shutdown of the Rock.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 650
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 1981


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Sep 16, 2007

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Photo ID: 463632

We were watching the rip track being switched when what to our wondering eyes should appear, but engineer Santa! Remains are GP40s 370 and 360.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4529
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 15, 1978


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Dec 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 192512

Weren't Alcos barred from Chicago for doing this? 4700-280 are notched out after a long idle spell.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4700
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 16, 1977


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 05, 2007

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Photo ID: 200275

Men push a set of trucks under a car as 06 (Heavener wrecker) and 05 (Pittsburg wrecker) work to clear the main after a tornado rolled a string of stored Howe Coal Co. unit train cars onto it.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Spiro, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 4151
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1976


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Sep 05, 2007

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Photo ID: 193263

The trustee grouped locomotives by type after the shutdown. Here four U25Bs await disposition before the massive Silvis yard was ripped up.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 223
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1981


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 11, 2007

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Photo ID: 194844

The C415s await disposition following shutdown of the ROCK.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C415
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 417
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 1981


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By: Paul Strang

Added: Jul 24, 2007

Views: 7,368
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