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Cast to Last & Rolled Rails
Photos of the components that support America's Steel Highway
Photo Album By: Frank Orona
 
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Photo ID: 576772

Thirty six inch diameter wheels and their blue Brenco Bearings roll gracefully through a road crossing in rural Deatsville as L679 continues its northbound journey along the former L&N. The car s... (more)

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: Coil Car
Location: Deatsville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 720106
Train ID: CSX Q679
Photo Date: December 06, 2015


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Added: May 16, 2016

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Photo ID: 570765

It's easy to tell which wheel set is the newer one on this car. The previous set was tagged by a wayside defect detector for a hotbox and thus resulted in this car being set out at the West Point... (more)

Railroad: Trailer Train Corporation
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: West Point, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: TTPX 804325
Train ID: CSX Q612
Photo Date: July 30, 2015


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Added: Mar 25, 2016

Views: 4,192
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Photo ID: 559587

This special track work at the CN Joliet yard certainly lives up to its name. Instead of using the traditional type of turnout for their yard ladder, this portion of the yard uses overlapping tur... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2015


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Added: Dec 24, 2015

Views: 6,408
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Favorited: 43

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Photo ID: 535505

Hot Rail The thermal effects of a recent field weld are evident on the web and top of the rail head at this new joint. The rail has just undergone an electric flash-butt welding process f... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2015


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Added: Jun 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 531621

The type E couplers of two covered hoppers are held tight against each other as they roll through the gooseneck. From this vantage point its easy to see the spacious flat space provided at the e... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Covered Hopper
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 402162
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2014


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Added: May 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 531504

Horizon un-level....oh wait it's just the truck The A end truck of this rail flat car has run over a piece of wood cribbing used to separate the layers of rail that were once inside this c... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CO 920614
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 30, 2014


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Added: May 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 531363

A pair of Union Pacific MoW rail flat cars show off nearly perfect symmetry in the UP Pueblo yard. If these flat cars look somewhat solid, that's because they are. These cars were built by Gener... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 913503
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2014


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Added: May 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 531237

A wonderful sunrise has begun to illuminate the rails and signal the start of a new day along the BNSF mainline between Pueblo and Denver in the Centennial state.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2014


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Added: May 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 531235

As the tie replacement continues along the WofA mainline, numerous crossings will also be upgraded with new ties, a fresh top layer of asphalt and new rail of course. Which is exactly the scene t... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CO 920614
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 09, 2014


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Added: May 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 520653

Now this is a compromise joint! Having to connect vastly different sized rails on this seldom used NS house track greatly illustrates how valuable compromise joints are and what they are m... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2014


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Added: Feb 26, 2015

Views: 7,770
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Photo ID: 512336

A pair of 50+ year old rail from former steel giants make up the second track mainline that runs through Lineville on the namesake CSX subdivision. While the Carnegie Edgar Thompson works ceased ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Lineville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2014


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Added: Dec 30, 2014

Views: 2,708
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Photo ID: 508178

From this vantage point, you can see how the Type F (top, as indicated by the 'F70DE' lettering cast into it, Type H couplers have an 'H' cast into them) and Type E (bottom) couplers differ extens... (more)

Railroad: St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt)
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SSW 97024
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2014


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Added: Nov 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 488626

Draft With the Flagg Coal 75 pulling as much as she can, this train is in draft mode meaning there is no slack between the cars. With complete tension being applied between the couplers on... (more)

Railroad: Flagg Coal Company
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Calera, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: 75
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 10, 2014


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Added: Jul 08, 2014

Views: 5,193
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Photo ID: 482570

A little off the top When brand new rail is connected to an existing one there is going to be the problem of matching the top of the rail heads to form a smooth running surface. Since the... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 2014


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Added: May 23, 2014

Views: 5,156
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Photo ID: 471574

Solid Built as a one piece cast design, just like its cousin of the self-guarded variety, the solid manganese steel f... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pyne, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 2014


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Added: Feb 27, 2014

Views: 6,972
Comments: 5

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