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The Great American West
The American west is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Rails rolling through wide open spaces.
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Photo ID: 662352

An hour late out of Reno, Amtrak No. 5 the westbound California Zephyr, climbs uphill to the next stop in Truckee. From there the real work begins to gain the summit of the hill at Norden.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Florinston, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 12
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: June 20, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jun 25, 2018

Views: 1,197
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 653021

Leaving Ruby Canyon behind, UP 8758 follows the Colorado river for one last time at Westwater, UT. The tracks will soon head upgrade onto the high desert while the River will head through Westwate... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Westwater, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8758
Train ID: CWEPF9-25
Photo Date: March 26, 2018


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By: John Shine

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 1,779
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 652886

Eastbound Union Pacific No. 7713 leads a Military train from Camp Roberts in Central California. Sliding downhill from Santa Susana Pass the train heads to Los Angeles and points East.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Chatsworth, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7713
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 25, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Views: 925
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 652698

MILW 22 leads an eastbound freight through ranch lands west of Ellensburg near Thorp, WA in the upper Yakima River valley. The train is head to Othello, WA and points east having originated in Tac... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Thorp, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 22
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 1,620
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 625950

The weekly train from Lakeview to Alturas passes Chimney Rock on a summer morning. Clearly, when the Nevada-California-Oregon narrow gauge came through, someone had to move.

Railroad: Lake County Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Alturas, California, USA
Locomotive #: GWR 1589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 1986


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Aug 07, 2017

Views: 1,129
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 602599

Traversing scenic Abo Canyon, a westbound Santa Fe freight crosses Bridge 873.8 over Abo Arroyo east of Sais, New Mexico, on the afternoon of June 2, 1995. New EMD SD75M No. 201 leads three more o... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: Sais, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 11, 2017

Views: 2,056
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 595901

As Bear Grylls would say, "water follows the path of least resistance". It is for this reason railroad tracks often follow rivers through the mountains. Rivers carve out a narrow path through the ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Sims, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7212
Train ID: QPDRV 25
Photo Date: October 26, 2016


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 1,856
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 595861

A young boy watches Union Pacific's 'Potash Local' roar up the Cane Creek Branch near Arches National Park

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40M-2
Location: Moab, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1482
Train ID: UP LDG51B
Photo Date: May 22, 2016


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By: Kyle Yunker

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 2,143
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 595768

Westbound passenger train for Chama snakes through Windy Point on a beautiful fall afternoon.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October 05, 2016


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By: Kevin The Krazy 1

Added: Nov 11, 2016

Views: 1,502
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 595754

Time-travelers meet at The Pass. Passing through the yard at Cumbres Pass, the time-travelers aboard the Cumbres & Toltec's Train 216 experience one of the many flash-backs they'll have thi... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 484
Train ID: 216
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Nov 10, 2016

Views: 2,610
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 595635

Eight is enough GE power to keep this Z train moving west at Adrian, WA. The train is en route to Seattle from Chicago, and will arrive in Wenatchee, WA for a crew change in about 90 minutes or so... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Adrian, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6854
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 07, 2016


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 09, 2016

Views: 1,564
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 594550

No visit to Marias Pass is complete without shooting a westbound on the curve just west of Tunnel 4. Here an intermodal swings along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River on its way to its next c... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Belton, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5911
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 22, 2016


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By: Peter Wright

Added: Oct 31, 2016

Views: 2,891
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Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 594112

When the Union Pacific finally retired the D&RGW SD40T-2 #5371 in late February 2008 it was the end of an era for Rio Grande fans. There was a period of more or less mixed motive power assignments... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Near Wellington, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2158
Train ID: LDP45
Photo Date: August 12, 2010


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Oct 27, 2016

Views: 1,606
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 593799

Union Pacific, 1669, leads the Wendover local, through the west Salt Lake desert.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1669
Train ID: LUE50-21
Photo Date: October 01, 2016


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By: Aaron Pedersen

Added: Oct 25, 2016

Views: 1,958
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 593163

Shortly before sunrise the 489 fills the morning air with smoke as it climbs toward Cumbres. This was part of a two day photo op sponsored by the Friends of the C&TS.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 489
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2016


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By: John West

Added: Oct 19, 2016

Views: 5,308
Comments: 2

Favorited: 34

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