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1970s Kodachromes
Digital scans of some of my Kodachrome slides from the 1970s.
Photo Album By: Ralph Back
 
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Photo ID: 274701

ROCK ISLAND Recollections. RI 4584 is less than two months old in this photo at HB&T's Milby St. diesel facility in Houston. RI's 18 U30Cs 4582-4599 were delivered October-December 1... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4584
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 05, 1973


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Added: Mar 07, 2009

Views: 7,475
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Photo ID: 269916

BNSF SWBLW 1460, Santa Fe's one-of-a-kind Baldwin VO-1000 rebuild 'BEEP', was retired after almost forty years of service on the Santa Fe and BNSF and donated to the Western America Railroa... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: ATSF SWBLW
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2450
Train ID: Leased to PTRA
Photo Date: December 31, 1972


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Added: Feb 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 212063

UP DDA40X CENTENNIAL 6936 in Freight Service - 1976. UP DDA40X 6936, UP SD40-2H "Fast Forty" 8012 and UP DDA40X 6923 westbound on priority TOFC. During the mid to late 1970s, two Centennial... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: DDA40X
Location: Hood River, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6936
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1976


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Added: Nov 16, 2007

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Photo ID: 211097

Spirit of '76' 1976. The second BN "Bicentennial" 1976, nee-GN 323/BN 9853/6397. Renumbered back to BN 6397 in January 1979. Only 20 SDP40s built - six for GN and fourteen for NdeM.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP40
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 1976
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 13, 1976


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Added: Nov 10, 2007

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Photo ID: 201515

After making a brief servicing stop in St. Cloud, X4449 (ex-SP GS-4 4449) accelerates with the American Freedom Train southbound on the Burlington Northern as it passes by the Minnesota Sta... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: X4449
Photo Date: September 05, 1975


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Added: Sep 15, 2007

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Photo ID: 197822

Alray Tunnel #1 - 30 Years Ago. Santa Fe light power (two GP30s and three GP35s) move westbound on the North Track at Alray approaching the east portal to tunnel #1, the upper tunnel. This ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Alray, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3280
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 1978


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Added: Aug 17, 2007

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Photo ID: 182603

"The Remarkable GG1". PC 917 with its first Amtrak number and lettered PENN CENTRAL at speed with the Murray Hill.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Stony Run, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: PC 917
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 06, 1975


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Added: Apr 06, 2007

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Photo ID: 182602

"The Remarkable GG1". PC 916 with its first Amtrak number and lettered PENN CENTRAL at speed with the Minute Man.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Stony Run, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: PC 916
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 06, 1975


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Added: Apr 06, 2007

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Photo ID: 179228

During the early 1970s the CNW acquired a number of second hand F-Units of FEC and MKT origin, and two of those are leading this southbound train entering Yard Limits at New Prague on the ex-M&StL... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: New Prague, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 236
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 1974


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Added: Mar 13, 2007

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Photo ID: 179227

Two Generations of F-units - F7s Meet F45s. ATSF 314L leads an A-B-B-A F-unit lash-up on Amtrak #16, The Texas Chief, as it passes HB&T's New South Yard Tower 117 about 10 minutes af... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 314L
Train ID: Amtrak #16 and BN #77
Photo Date: April 22, 1972


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Added: Mar 13, 2007

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Photo ID: 179226

Two Amtrak SDP40Fs lead westbound Amtrak #9 The Hiawatha as it snakes through the curves at Westminster on the way to a Minneapolis 6:20P arrival. On the rear is former CB&Q 360 Budd round-... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Budd Dome-Parlor-Observation
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 9300
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: August 11, 1974


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Added: Mar 13, 2007

Views: 5,155
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Photo ID: 178551

Amtrak's Sunset Limited. Amtrak is less than a year old and motive power changes have already occurred as two SP FP7s, 6450 and 6455, and two UP E-units power Amtrak #2 the eastbound... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6450
Train ID: Amtrak #2
Photo Date: January 25, 1972


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By: Ralph Back

Added: Mar 09, 2007

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Photo ID: 172720

CNW 205 leads an A-A-A-A F-unit consist (205-235-213-269) with two CNW F-units still painted in the CGW red scheme. This southbound train originated at South St. Paul and is approaching Randolph w... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Randolph, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 205
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 1974


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By: Ralph Back

Added: Jan 24, 2007

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Photo ID: 172717

Three D&RGW SD45's power a loaded Kaiser coal train passing the station sign at Summit and destined for the (closed in the early 1980's) Kaiser Steel Mill at Fontana, CA. The Union Pacific worked ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Summit, California, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5337
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 16, 1974


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By: Ralph Back

Added: Jan 24, 2007

Views: 7,284
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Photo ID: 172713

"WhirlyBird" on the C&NW. Notice UP U50 43 behind CNW C628 6729 on this eastbound freight ready to depart CNW's East Minneapolis yard for Altoona and east. In late 1973 the CNW leased a han... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6729
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 22, 1973


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By: Ralph Back

Added: Jan 24, 2007

Views: 12,840
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