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Photo Album By: John Westfield
 
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Photo ID: 631654

NS 7272 started out in life as a UP SD90MAC and is in the process of being converted to what I believe is an SD70ACU.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: SD70ACU
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7272
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 02, 2017


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By: Jeff Sell

Added: Sep 25, 2017

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Photo ID: 631302

A relatively clean E-60, sans windshield grilles, heads north with "The Murray Hill." The train is on a 4-hour schedule from DC to New York, compared to the approximate 3-1/2 hour sched... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Aberdeen, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 956
Train ID: AMTK 160
Photo Date: July 03, 1977


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 631281

An aging E60 in the yard of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Hopefully it'll be restored in the future.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2017


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By: atx railfan

Added: Sep 22, 2017

Views: 996
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Photo ID: 631143

Chased this train a few miles down South towards Keller for another snap at the consist. Light was not completely in favor due to a slight turn on the main. The Tracks Direction against the sun ch... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC6044CW
Location: Keller, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7326
Train ID: UP OGRT1
Photo Date: September 10, 2017


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By: Nelson Acosta Spotterimages

Added: Sep 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 631118

INRD 9005 (SD9043MAC) leads INRD SAHW south out of Indianapolis, Indiana

Railroad: Indiana Rail Road
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: INRD 9005
Train ID: INRD SAHW
Photo Date: January 08, 2016


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By: Kelly Thompson

Added: Sep 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 630743

The old NEC, before the improvement project was implemented- "The Betsy Ross," southbound at Elkton. No. 167 was on a 4 hr 3 min schedule, New York to Washington.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Elkton, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 971
Train ID: AMTK 167
Photo Date: July 03, 1977


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 17, 2017

Views: 871
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 630101

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC6000CW
Location: Roanoke, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7326
Train ID: UP OGRT1
Photo Date: September 10, 2017


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By: Nelson Acosta Spotterimages

Added: Sep 10, 2017

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Favorited: 2
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Photo ID: 629960

CEFX 120 leads a coal drag out of Big Four Tunnel with the Norfolk and Western heritage unit trailing third towards Bluefield, WV.

Railroad: CEFX
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Davy, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CEFX 120
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 16, 2016


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By: Evan Hodges

Added: Sep 09, 2017

Views: 584
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Photo ID: 629499

The North Coast Hiawatha makes a station stop for passengers, servicing and a crew change at Minneapolis. It will leave via the Stone Arch Bridge, then switch to Milwaukee Road trackage in St. Pau... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 540
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1976


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Sep 05, 2017

Views: 1,127
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 629498

The Empire Builder gets underway after a brief stop at East Auburn. The train was routed through Washington state via the old NP mainline during this period and its next stop is Seattle's King St.... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 565
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Sep 05, 2017

Views: 1,704
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Photo ID: 629358

Canadian Pacific SD90MAC No. 9127 and an AC4400CW slowly drifting down the east slope of Notch Hill on the steeper south track with a 124 car unit train of empty Canpotex (PTEX) hoppers.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD90MAC
Location: Notch Hill, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 9127
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 27, 2004


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By: Christian Waelti

Added: Sep 04, 2017

Views: 443
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 629335

Once the future of railroading with a promise of 6000hp from the manufacture, today the SD9043MAC finds itself as the oddball loco on the UP's roster. 23 such units are taking up space on track 5... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3665
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 20, 2017


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Sep 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 628859

A Long Way From Maryland: One of two MARC sets on loan to Amtrak passes through the Edison, New Jersey train station on the the busy Sunday-after-Thanksgiving travel day.

Railroad: MARC (Maryland Area Rail Commuter)
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom HHP-8
Location: Edison, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: MARC 4911
Train ID: AMTK 1063
Photo Date: November 27, 2016


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By: Adam B. Reich

Added: Aug 31, 2017

Views: 619
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Photo ID: 628850

Early E-60 action, without a windshield grille. No. 953 leads a heavy southbound into 30th Street, with its pantograph depressed to a low level to clear the covered platforms. The high headlight... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 953
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Aug 31, 2017

Views: 1,108
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 628642

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha rolls north along Puget Sound at Meadowdale Pier on its way east from Seattle to Chicago via the former GN to Spokane, and the former NP through Montana. With its ecl... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 465
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 29, 2017

Views: 1,057
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21

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