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Covered Wagons I've Met
Classic diesels such as EMD F-units and E-units embody the halcyon days of railroading in the United States, and they just plain look and sound awesome. Here are some personal favorites of the 'covered wagons' I've encountered.
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Photo ID: 589921

Led by Burlington E5 9911-A, the "Silver Pilot," the beautifully restored Nebraska Zephyr arrives at the platform during IRM's Museum Showcase Weekend.

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E5(A)
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 9911-A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 18, 2016


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Added: Sep 21, 2016

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Photo ID: 583117

Former CN/VIA 6789 (a 1959 product of the Montreal Locomotive Works) passes Stair Tower, a demonstration interlocking tower on the grounds of the Monticello Railway Museum, as it leads one of the ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: MLW FPA4
Location: Monticello, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6789
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 2016


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Added: Jul 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 579332

One of Stone Mountain Park’s former Southern Railway FP7s leads the park’s excursion train on Memorial Day. The railroad encircles the base of the mountain and is approximately four miles long.

Railroad: Stone Mountain Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SMPX 6147
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2016


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Added: Jun 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 564115

The Memphis Chapter of the NRHS chartered a passenger excursion over the Grenada Railway between Batesville and Grenada, MS, using two E8 locomotives and ten passenger cars from Iowa Pacific, all ... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Pacific Holdings
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Enid, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: IC 4035
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 30, 2016


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Added: Feb 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 555049

The volunteers of the StLIM&S have nearly completed the repainting of their former Pennsy E8; the lettering and striping are mostly complete with just a few small details remaining. The locomotive... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Jackson, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5898
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 14, 2015


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Added: Nov 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 547839

Monticello Railway Museum’s Wabash F7 pulls an excursion between the depots at Nelson Crossing and downtown Monticello during the museum’s Railroad Days event, which sees an expanded train schedul... (more)

Railroad: Wabash
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Monticello, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 1189
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 20, 2015


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Added: Sep 24, 2015

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Photo ID: 497163

CVSR 6771, a former CN/VIA unit, passes the Peninsula depot on a rainy Saturday morning. This is the northbound return of a CVSR "Steam in the Valley" special, and NKP 765 is on the other end of t... (more)

Railroad: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: MLW FPA4
Location: Peninsula, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CVSR 6771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 06, 2014


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Added: Sep 09, 2014

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Photo ID: 456637

An eclectic A-B-B-A-A consist composed of TCRM's cab units and two NERR (ex-BNSF) B40-8Ws leads an excursion from Nashville to Cookeville on the former TC mainline.

Railroad: Tennessee Central Railway Museum
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Hickman, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: TCRX 6902
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 26, 2013


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Added: Oct 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 439776

The NS F-units roar through tiny Burnsville, MS, with an inspection trip headed east from Memphis towards Sheffield and Chattanooga, and further east in the coming days.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Burnsville, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4270
Train ID: NS 952
Photo Date: June 10, 2013


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Added: Jun 12, 2013

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Photo ID: 410028

Passing the Civil War-era depot in downtown Huntsville (now a museum), the NS F-units lead an office car deadhead move toward Memphis for an upcoming inspection trip.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4271
Train ID: NS 955
Photo Date: September 21, 2012


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Added: Sep 23, 2012

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Photo ID: 374117

NCTM's Southern 6133 spends the night at TVRM's Grand Junction station during its visit for Railfest, TVRM's 50th anniversary celebration.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6133
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2011


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Added: Sep 05, 2011

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Photo ID: 365872

The NS F-units lead an OCS inspection trip from Birmingham to Knoxville. The train had run from Mobile to Birmingham the previous day. It is seen here northbound on the AGS just north of Trussvill... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Trussville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4271
Train ID: NS 952
Photo Date: June 10, 2011


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Added: Jun 12, 2011

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Photo ID: 328120

The 6133 takes passengers for a tour of the facility during NCTM's Rail Days Festival.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6133
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 2010


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Added: Jun 14, 2010

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Photo ID: 284116

Railfans are on the loose as WVC's recently painted 'WM 243' exits the 'Big Cut' at the head end of a hopper train during the MSR&LHA's Cass Railfan Weekend.

Railroad: Western Maryland Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: DGVR 243
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 16, 2009


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Added: May 18, 2009

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Photo ID: 250965

Southbound OCS deadhead move pounds the diamond where the AGS crosses the Alabama & Tennessee River line up to Guntersville (former L&N/NC&StL).

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Attalla, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4270
Train ID: NS 955
Photo Date: September 13, 2008


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Added: Sep 14, 2008

Views: 3,665
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Favorited: 9

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