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All of Tom Farence's pictures with stories. These are too incredible not to put in an album. Will include other's photos if they have a write up to go with.
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Photo ID: 661286

The Not-So-Ubiquitous Chessie GP40-2
Sure, in the 80’s you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Chessie GP40-2. But this example was unique in that it was named, and wa... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 4447
Train ID: B&O (excursion)
Photo Date: April 27, 1985


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By: Ted Grumbine

Added: Jun 15, 2018

Views: 731
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 661112

Today, Colorado’s Minturn yard sits empty, rusty and forlorn. No longer do crews cut in helpers for the arduous climb up the steep 3 percent grades of Tennessee Pass. The sand tower is now gone an... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 14, 2018

Views: 7,209
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 660996

No trains have passed this way recently!
In early March 2014, a 30-foot boulder came crashing down the mountainside above Minturn, Colorado, just west of milepost 301 on this famous Rio... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 12, 2018

Views: 6,417
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 659869

Eastern Idaho RR high hood SD45 3167 was built for the Southern Railway in 1970. This was one of 4 SD45's on the roster at that time. 2 were high hood ex Southern units, and 2 others were original... (more)

Railroad: Eastern Idaho Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Rupert, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: EIRR 3167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 1995


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jun 02, 2018

Views: 2,048
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 659687

Weed spray train in the clear at LeClaire,IA. for a couple of southbound freights. Back in the good old days....60's and 70's the engine would have been at the very rear of the train with the weed... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: LeClaire, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CP 6067
Train ID: CP Weed Sprayer
Photo Date: May, 2018


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 31, 2018

Views: 885
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 659462

I'm standing at the top of the ramp that held Shops Road and went down into the shops from Canal St.. Looking west at the top of the photo and on the right is Milwaukee County Stadium where at the... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 971
Train ID: Canal Yd Switcher
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 29, 2018

Views: 3,190
Comments: 6

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 659404

A new crew walks over to their westbound train from the Butler yard office in the middle of a Wisconsin snowstorm on December 3, 1990. The arriving crew made a setout with PRGBA (Proviso to Green ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6868
Train ID: CNW PRGBA
Photo Date: December 03, 1990


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 28, 2018

Views: 5,506
Comments: 4

Favorited: 44
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Photo ID: 659308

Two of the very few Milwaukee Road passenger locomotives I never had the pleasure to run was the 105A&C. Both locomotives were assigned to Western Avenue in Chicago working commuter service betwee... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Milwaukee , Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 105A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 28, 2018

Views: 3,966
Comments: 0

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 659141

Looking like the 97C is ready to pull the Hiawatha after two years in freight service being replaced by F40C's it will be our lead unit on train 254 doing way work all the way to Milwaukee. I'll g... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 97C
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 26, 2018

Views: 2,330
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 658853

CNW 1057 awaits its next assignment at the Butler (Milwaukee), WI engine house in April of 1972. These FM units were built nearby in Beloit, WI an were known for being able to pull the entire yard... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: FM H10-44
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1057
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1972


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By: Greg Mross

Added: May 23, 2018

Views: 2,690
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 658276

A westbound Burlington Northern empty coal train led by EMD SD60M No. 9226 approaches the town of Crawford, Nebraska, while on the south main, a coal load storms out of town with four SD40-2 helpe... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Crawford, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9226
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 1994


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 18, 2018

Views: 2,244
Comments: 2

Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 658211

Left to right Southern Pacific's/Milwaukee Road's Bruce Feld/ Clint Jones of short line RR fame still going strong today mind you/Dave Vannes owner of the ex-Milwaukee Road Ob and one of the Milwa... (more)

Railroad: Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin DS4-4-1000
Location: Channing, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: ELS 204
Train ID: ELS Special
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 17, 2018

Views: 4,318
Comments: 5

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 658093

A summer version of the Rio Grande Ski Train curves out of Plain and is about to enter the final tunnel for the day—Tunnel 1—on July 28, 2001. Operated in the warmer months for hikers and mountain... (more)

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 28, 2001


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 15, 2018

Views: 855
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 658059

Saying Goodbye to Boston

CSX's last freight train in the city of Boston says goodbye for what may be the last time. The predecessors of the Boston and Albany began serving their n... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6205
Train ID: CSXT B721
Photo Date: May 03, 2018


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By: Dave Blaze...

Added: May 15, 2018

Views: 4,053
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 658020

Back in the 60's we brought this business car up from Milwaukee on train 63. It sat at Portage a few days before 95 took it west to the Dells. When they got there they ran around it and shoved it ... (more)

Railroad: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway
Locomotive: EJ&E 40 Business Car
Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1966


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 15, 2018

Views: 1,576
Comments: 2

Favorited: 18
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