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Under the Wires
A photo essay documenting mainline railroad electrification in North America, featuring heavy passenger & freight electrics
Photo Album By: Hiawatha Pete
 
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Photo ID: 468698

Pennsylvania B1 class 0-C-0 boxcab electric, Strasburg, PA. Built by Altoona Works in 1934 for switching duties with 62 inch drivers, 39,250 pounds of tractive effort & a top speed of 25mph. For m... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: B1 electric
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5690
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 2012


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Added: Feb 03, 2014

Views: 3,023
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Photo ID: 455672

Amtrak GG-1 #926 on display at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. For more pics & videos from my collection see my website at http://northamericabyrail.info/

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 926
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 2013


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Added: Oct 19, 2013

Views: 8,955
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Photo ID: 441434

Pennsylvania Railroad class GG-1 2-C+C-2 electric #4935 on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PA. With it's streamlined welded body styled by industrial designer Raymond Lo... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4935
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 2012


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Jun 28, 2013

Views: 5,313
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Photo ID: 441254

Amtrak E60MA electric #603 on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Strasburg, PA. Built as an E60CH with head end power for passenger train lighting & heating, it was later rebuilt & re... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 2012


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Jun 26, 2013

Views: 4,935
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Photo ID: 424362

There weren't many benefits associated with working for The Great Train Store, but being able to photograph Amtrak on lunch break wasn't bad.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ASEA AEM-7
Location: District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 936
Train ID: Light Engine
Photo Date: March 22, 1991


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Feb 09, 2013

Views: 2,831
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Photo ID: 404101

This beautiful 4 unit set of all of the Deseret Power Ry’s active E60 electric’s is stopped on the line waiting for orders near MP22. MP22 is practically on the Utah/Colorado state line. Engineer ... (more)

Railroad: Deseret Power Railway
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Near Dinosaur, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DPR-1
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 2011


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Jul 22, 2012

Views: 4,840
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 395280

A 1/80th pan shot of Amtrak Acela Express 2150 enroute to Boston, MA. Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: Branford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 2017
Train ID: AMTK 2150
Photo Date: April 16, 2012


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By: CS927

Added: Apr 16, 2012

Views: 2,642
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 385567

Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: GE EF4
Location: Silver Bow, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MILW E74
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 11, 1971


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By: Doug Wingfield

Added: Jan 01, 2012

Views: 11,576
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Favorited: 60
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Photo ID: 372705

Alco/Westinghouse boxcab EL3A #105 resting at Roanoke, VA in this Feb. 1957 scene. Bob Drake photo, photo collection of Tom Sink.

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: Alco Westinghouse EL3A
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 105
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1957


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: Aug 22, 2011

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Photo ID: 356951

Virginian Railway had some interesting electric power as seen on this coal drag at Covel, WV. There was a matching pair on the tail end of this train. Unfortunately, these disappeared after the ... (more)

Railroad: Virginian Railway
Locomotive: GE EL-2B
Location: Covel, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: VGN 125
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 1961


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By: Doug Wingfield

Added: Mar 14, 2011

Views: 12,818
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Favorited: 55


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Photo ID: 355004

Switching the West end of the Deer Lodge Yard

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: GE B+B Electric
Location: Deer Lodge, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: E80
Train ID: Switcher
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Feb 20, 2011

Views: 6,405
Comments: 1

Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 337049

Bicentennial GG1! Our country's bicentennial was celebrated in many ways including railroad locomotives of all types painted red, white and blue. This GG1 was one of the more gaudy locomotives p... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 4800
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 30, 1976


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By: Tom Trencansky

Added: Sep 06, 2010

Views: 12,739
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Photo ID: 331451

One of the Milwaukee's Baldwin Westinghouse EP3 Class motors leads the Columbian at Butte, MT. THe units were built in 1919 and were retired shortly after the Korean war.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: BLW EP3
Location: Butte, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: E11
Train ID: #17 The Columbian
Photo Date: October 21, 1952


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By: Gregory Weirich

Added: Jul 15, 2010

Views: 13,210
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Photo ID: 300447

The engineer looks back for the highball to take the train to New York City after the engine change at South Amboy. The NJ Transit GG1 is in "heritage" livery.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4877
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1981


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By: EDWARD J. OZOG

Added: Oct 14, 2009

Views: 14,202
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Photo ID: 296861

Despite missing operational Tumbler Ridge electrics the following day, at least one was picked up at the BCR Yard at Prince George - 6004 awaits shops attention in August 1985.

Railroad: British Columbia Railway
Locomotive: GMD GF6C
Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: BCR 6004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 20, 1985


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Sep 11, 2009

Views: 8,765
Comments: 2

Favorited: 25
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