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Classic Signals
Signals with character, many falling into history.
Photo Album By: Pete Greischar
 
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Photo ID: 604146

Fall brings a steady parade of grain traffic to the northern routes. BNSF 7200 East is gliding off Winston hill as it passes the classic NP-era cantilever and searchlight signals in Townsend, MT o... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Townsend, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: 7200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 24, 2015


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Jan 24, 2017

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Photo ID: 604119

The skillful engineer of K627 has the train under control as it drops through the control point at Flanagan, KY on the hill between Winchester and the Kentucky River at Ford. The Richmond Hill pus... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Flannagan , Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: IC 1031
Train ID: CSX K627
Photo Date: January 17, 2017


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By: Ryan Markham

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 604117

The sun has set on a very cold day in Virginia as 15T passes through the small town of Lithia passing the N&W CPL's and whistle post in town.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Lithia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9793
Train ID: NS 15T
Photo Date: January 08, 2017


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By: John Puda

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 604097

The Pasadena Local leans into a super-elevated curve on the one-time main passenger route of the Santa Fe, now reduced to a single local weekday round trip. Report is that when LA Metro Rail exten... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP60M
Location: Gelndora, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 104
Train ID: BNSF LCAL0031 16I
Photo Date: January 16, 2017


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 604093

The days of these CP signals on the Blue Ridge district are numbered. Soon they will be replaced by more modern signals. They have stood the test of time since the line was run by Norfolk & Wester... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7691
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2016


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 604092

The former Baltimore and Ohio Valley Line, from Harpers Ferry to Strasburg passes along the floor of the Shenandoah. In Charles Town the line crosses the former Norfolk and Western at grade and is... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: NA
Location: Charles Town, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NA
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: January, 2017


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 604088

Upon reaching the Summit at Tehachapi, Double Stacks start stretching it out past the rebuilt Railroad Station.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Tehachapi , California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7303
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2016


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 604087

Imagine this. You're Dispatcher 74 and haven't been able to run trains between Shed 47 and Switch 9 all day. The spreaders just toned you up and gave back the #2 tracks between Norden and Shed 10,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5286
Train ID: MNPRV 8
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 604085

Two days before the ringing in of the new year, SJVR 440, a 1966-built GP40 that has seen service on the Milwaukee Road, Soo Line and Florida East Coast prior to the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, t... (more)

Railroad: San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Hanford, California, USA
Locomotive #: SJVR 440
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 30, 2016


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 604026

The Union Pacific El Segundo Local is lead by an unusual SD70M as it passes the threatened wigwag at Eucalyptus. This signal's replacement is already being installed by UP.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Hawthorne, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4862
Train ID: UP LOW20 14
Photo Date: January 14, 2017


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jan 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 603999

CSX F756 passes some of the iconic ex Seaboard signals that still stand on the CSX S Line south of Columbia, SC to Savannah, GA. Unfortunately, they're on borrowed time as the S Line north of Col... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Woodford, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4677
Train ID: CSX F756
Photo Date: September 13, 2016


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By: Reginald T. McDowell

Added: Jan 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 603994

In a scene that can no longer be repeated, J13 rolls through Falls Branch with a solo SD60. The CPL signals here are gone and the SD60 is currently leased to Watco's Kanawha River Railroad, spared... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Chattaroy, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6632
Train ID: NS J13
Photo Date: March 30, 2015


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Jan 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 603971

Symphony in green, to the key of V-16: BN 8036 West with a grain train has nearly completed the long climb across the plains and foothills as it approaches the Continental Divide at Marias Pass. S... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Summit, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: 8036
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 14, 1998


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Jan 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 603901

SOO 747 leads a freight on Conrail's Southern Tier near Browns Crossing in June of 1993. The semaphore was an added bonus.

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Browns Crossing, New York, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1993


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jan 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 603891

Watco's Blue Ridge Southern W44 departs Asheville under the classic Southern Railway signal bridge at Biltmore.

Railroad: Blue Ridge Southern
Locomotive: GP39-2
Location: Asheville, United States
Locomotive #: WAMX 3932
Train ID: BLU W44
Photo Date: January 19, 2017


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Jan 21, 2017

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