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Whoa! Talk about luck!
A collection of those lucky shots where you just happen to be in the right place at the right time.
Photo Album By: Bob Pickering (BP)
 
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Photo ID: 674142

Time for a story.

So, as a railfan and photographer we all have those places we have to see and shoot once in our lives. Those "bucket list" spots that are Meccas for those of ... (more)

Railroad: Pan Am Railways
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Florida, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PAR 1
Train ID: OCS
Photo Date: August 24, 2018


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By: Dave Blaze...

Added: Oct 16, 2018

Views: 925
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 670050

After many unplanned/unexpected monsoon storm trips, with no shot plans except to get trains with weather, my patience and money finally paid off! I have been trying all of monsoon season this sum... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Peach Springs, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8452
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Jake Siegel

Added: Sep 10, 2018

People's Choice 2

Views: 2,860
Comments: 3

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 669708

A good looking lash-up heads east at Santa Fe Junction.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 558
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 03, 2018


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Sep 06, 2018

Views: 1,867
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 666126

Two Metra trains and a light F40PH all meet where the UP Harvard Sub crosses the CP C&M Sub in downtown Chicago.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: METX 164
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 2017


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By: Dave Zeman

Added: Aug 01, 2018

Views: 2,820
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 665209

Two minutes. That's all I had between one storm that had passed and the clouds covering the sun with another. With a double rainbow and geese heading for the Ohio River LIRC power takes a break f... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Indiana Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: LIRC 3001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2018


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Jul 22, 2018

Views: 1,220
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 655862

"NYAR Under McDonald Ave" New York & Atlantic's RS-20 heads west under McDonald Ave in Brooklyn on the Bay Ridge Branch as a Coney Island-bound "F" train flies by overhead.

Railroad: New York & Atlantic Railway
Locomotive: EMD SW1001
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYAR 101
Train ID: NYAR RS-20
Photo Date: April 20, 2018


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By: Greg Grice

Added: Apr 24, 2018

Views: 3,514
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 651567

Miracle Moment in Milton, Florida. I had been railfanning all afternoon in hopes that the clearing line from a cold front would hold true and give me some nice afternoon shots. It didn't. All afte... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Milton , Florida, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 4777
Train ID: CSX M735
Photo Date: September 24, 2017


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By: Isaac Fulford

Added: Mar 14, 2018

Views: 1,019
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 631907

Conrail Shared Assets local YPMO-R1 heads off for A.E. Staley on the former Pennsy "Old Line" as the power for Conrail Shared Assets local BS02 sits on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor brid... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Morrisville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3044
Train ID: YPMO-R1
Photo Date: August 01, 2017


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By: Darryl Rule

Added: Sep 26, 2017

Views: 2,359
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 631347

Meeting Northeast Regional train 95; closing speed 180 mph

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 2034
Train ID: AMTK 2164
Photo Date: September 08, 2017


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Sep 22, 2017

Views: 940
Comments: 2

Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 626752

Timing is everything, as illustrated here. Featured here, we see a glimpse of what is certainly a one-time occurrence. Moments before knocking down an active semaphore signal, NMRX #101 leads an ... (more)

Railroad: New Mexico Railrunner Express
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C
Location: Cerrillos, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: NMRX 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2017


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By: Elijah Cross

Added: Aug 14, 2017

Views: 3,044
Comments: 1

Favorited: 32


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Photo ID: 624660

Now THIS is aerial photography! While on the final approach to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on an Alaska Airlines flight from Reno, we were just exiting a low arc over downtown Seattle whe... (more)

Railroad: Sound Transit
Locomotive: MPI MP40PH-3C
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2017


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By: Sean Kelly

Added: Jul 28, 2017

Views: 4,398
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 605054

UP Train MKCCN 20 ducks under the BNSF Hannibal Bridge and the DPU on BNSF Train C BTMMHK1 34 at Broadway on the UP KC Metro Sub., taking the Omaha Main towards Minnesota Avenue.

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Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7386
Train ID: UP MKCCN
Photo Date: September 20, 2015


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By: Zach Pumphery

Added: Feb 01, 2017

Views: 1,434
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 598263

Meet Me at Canyon Diablo! After stopping on the Canyon Diablo bridge, BNSF 8384 East begins to roll down off the mountain with its hot Z-train out of San Bernardino, CA. As the eastbound be... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Canyon Diablo, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8384
Train ID: Z SBDWSP8 02L
Photo Date: December 03, 2016


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Dec 04, 2016

Views: 3,711
Comments: 2

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 590233

CZ / 220 Praha - Ceske Budejovice

Railroad: Ceske Drahy
Locomotive: CD 362
Location: Horusice , Czech Republic
Locomotive #: CD 362 077 0
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2016


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By: Jaroslav Dvorak

Added: Sep 23, 2016

Views: 1,220
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 590164

Quite a bit happening in old Rand Yard this morning. Left to right it's K950, A766, P301 and P053. Auto Train had four motors this morning and, as you can see by the hunchback, the second is CSX... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 174
Train ID: P05321
Photo Date: September, 2016


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Sep 23, 2016

Views: 2,917
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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