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What Once Was
Life has changed in many ways over the years. Where great iron horses once roamed, only the memories remain.
Photo Album By: Caleb Keefer
 
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Photo ID: 586930

John is celebrating eclipsing the 6,000,000 page view count for his photos at railpictures.net by uploading these rare color scenes of the last days of Chicago & Illinois Midland steam, seen in th... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & Illinois Midland
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CIM 541
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 10, 1955


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 25, 2016

Views: 3,607
Comments: 3

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 586842

Steam in it's last days of operation recorded in September 1955 at the CIM yard. The bulk diesel fuel oil tanks had recently been erected nearby. Anscochrone original.

Railroad: Chicago & Illinois Midland
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CIM 549
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 10, 1955


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 24, 2016

Views: 6,286
Comments: 2

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 571127

Westbound Buffalo Creek & Gauley #4 near Widen, WV in the summer of 1963.

Railroad: Buffalo Creek & Gauley
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Widen, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BCG 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1963


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 1,962
Comments: 0

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 571125

Mobile & Gulf 2-6-0 #97 working at Brownville, AL in August 1962.

Railroad: Mobile and Gulf Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Brownville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: 97
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1962


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 1,890
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 571124

Brimstone Shay #36 working near the Southern interchange at New River, TN in this February 1961 scene.

Railroad: Brimstone and New River Railway
Locomotive: Shay
Location: New River, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: BNRY 36
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1961


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 4,121
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 566590

This is a K2a 4-8-2 Mountain, not a J class 4-8-4. I shot the unusually dirty 126 below the 5th St. bridge.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 126
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 1957


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By: EDWARD J. OZOG

Added: Feb 20, 2016

Views: 5,107
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Photo ID: 565854

I shot the westbound Norfolk & Western Y-6 2-8-8-2 with auxiliary tender from the 5th St. bridge over the Roanoke yard.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 1957


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By: EDWARD J. OZOG

Added: Feb 14, 2016

Views: 6,463
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Photo ID: 564638

Olin-Mathieson 2-8-0 #11 leads a short train at Saltville, VA in Sept. 1960. This engine is the oldest surviving Norfolk & Western locomotive which currently sits on static display in the Town of ... (more)

Railroad: Olin-Mathieson Corporation
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Saltville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: OM 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1960


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 06, 2016

Views: 8,299
Comments: 6

Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 564637

N&W 2105 at Bluefield, WVa in the late summer of 1959.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Bluefield, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2105
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1959


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 06, 2016

Views: 4,757
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Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 564634

Former IC 0-8-0 #3571 working for the Traxler Brothers Sand and Gravel at Crystal Springs, MS in 1960. This engine was scrapped in the fall of 1989.

Railroad: Traxler Brothers Sand and Gravel
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Crystal Springs, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: IC 3571
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1960


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 06, 2016

Views: 1,791
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11


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Photo ID: 526252

The hometown Interstate Railroad was known for owning a rather eclectic fleet of steam locomotives--some bought new, but most second hand acquisitions from here and there. A prime example was 2-8-... (more)

Railroad: Interstate
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: INT 14
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1951


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 08, 2015

Views: 9,054
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Photo ID: 522415

Portrait of a classic: C&S 629’s engineer is leaning way out, looking back to the brakeman’s signals as he backs a cut of livestock cars across the South Platte River and into the labyrinth of sid... (more)

Railroad: Colorado & Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 629
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1959


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Mar 09, 2015

Views: 3,620
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Photo ID: 522412

Colorado & Southern’s Globeville Branch snaked through Denver to serve the historic Globe Smelter and the city’s extensive stock yards, both of which in January, 1959, still provided enough traffi... (more)

Railroad: Colorado & Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 629
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1959


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Mar 09, 2015

Views: 5,351
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Photo ID: 522411

Colorado & Southern 809 is rolling into Loveland with the local from Ft. Collins on a pleasantly warm November afternoon, 1958. The heavy U.S.R.A. 2-8-2 was, until recently, Chicago Burlington & Q... (more)

Railroad: Colorado & Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Loveland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 809
Train ID: local freight
Photo Date: November, 1958


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Mar 09, 2015

Views: 5,117
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 499848

Red River & Gulf Locomotive 400 Baldwin 4-6-0 sits in the same spot as she sat on Dec 9th, 1952 when they let her fire die for the last time. It was used on the RR&G and also the Crowley Lumber Co... (more)

Railroad: Red River & Gulf
Locomotive: Baldwin 4-6-0
Location: Longleaf, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: 400
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 27, 2014


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By: Dean Kershner

Added: Sep 28, 2014

Views: 8,104
Comments: 8

Favorited: 36

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