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Photo Album By: Bill Grenchik
 
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Photo ID: 460696

On the east side of Joliet around the turn of the century, and in the heyday of railroads, there were four rail yards within one mile of each other. The Elgin Joliet & Eastern, The Michigan Centr... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 01, 2013


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By: Bill Grenchik

Added: Dec 01, 2013

Views: 5,709
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 457839

77 years and still doing it's job

Railroad: Illinois Railnet
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Sheridan, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 2013


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By: Bill Grenchik

Added: Nov 07, 2013

Views: 2,830
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 456510

After 63 years of millions of tons of freight and the constant temperature changes, (as the ice crystals form on the rail) I suppose a little wear would be expected on these rails.

Railroad: Illinois Railnet
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Sheridan, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 2012


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By: Bill Grenchik

Added: Oct 27, 2013

Views: 2,289
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 455835

OLDEST RAIL on Railpictures? Left to rust in the New Hampshire woods is what I believe to be the oldest stick of rail portrayed on this site. Perhaps it is the rarest, too. The St. Alban... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: None
Location: Franklin, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 20, 2013


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By: Aaron Keller

Added: Oct 21, 2013

Views: 8,514
Comments: 6

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 423270

Sitting alongside the mains just west of the B&O Station lay new track sections of crossovers waiting to be installed. The stamp on the side indicates this section was prefabricated by Progress Ra... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Point of Rocks, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2013


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Jan 31, 2013

Views: 3,805
Comments: 2

Favorited: 12


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Photo ID: 418585

Out of service.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: None
Location: Anjean, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 2012


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By: Loyd Lowry

Added: Dec 23, 2012

Views: 4,099
Comments: 7

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 406857

Arcade, NY 7/20/2012 - Sometimes the simplest details of the railroad provide for an insiring image. With no trains to watch and a dreary rain falling over this classic shortline in western New Yo... (more)

Railroad: Arcade & Attica Railroad
Locomotive: none
Location: Arcade, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2012


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By: Chris Eads

Added: Aug 21, 2012

Views: 3,775
Comments: 4

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 406785

The morning fog accentuates the rough surface texture of rail.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2012


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By: Paul Hoffmann

Added: Aug 20, 2012

Views: 2,399
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 406349

Six degrees of Steelton A hexad of rails from the famous Bethlehem Steel rail mill in Steelton lay in unison off the CSX mainline in Notasulga at the railroad’s spare parts area as they aw... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 15, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 16, 2012

Views: 1,439
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 406005

An up-close look at the results of rail burn at sunset

Railroad: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 12, 2012


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By: Bill Grenchik

Added: Aug 12, 2012

Views: 4,146
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 405761

With the concept for this type of frog created in 1893, the spring rail frog has had numerous improvements to its design but the overall idea has remained the same; a continuous running surface fo... (more)

Railroad: Progress Rail Services
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 09, 2012

Views: 4,391
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 405759

Rolling rails since 1901, the Japanese Yawata Works of Nippon Steel continues to manufacture rails to this day using the 1970’s French inspired “Universal Rolling” procedure which rolls the shape ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 29, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 09, 2012

Views: 2,459
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 405630

Patent Pending Invented by George R. Burkhardt in 1940, the Torsion Resistant rail was created to improve upon torsional rigidity at the head of the rail thus giving greater resistance to ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 08, 2012

Views: 3,653
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 404565

Southern Steel With the opening of its rail mill at the Ensley, Alabama steel works in 1902, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company would start the production of rail for the first ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 03, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jul 27, 2012

Views: 1,832
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 404551

Open Hearth While other rail producers used the Bessemer Process to create the steel in their rails, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company would become one of the first rail mills ... (more)

Railroad: Calera & Shelby Railroad
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Calera, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 31, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jul 27, 2012

Views: 3,182
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8

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