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Railroad Pole Lines
Photos showing the railroad pole lines. The pole line used four basic electrical circuits - telegraph, telephone, signaling, and power. Modern technologies of fiber optics, microwave, radio, satellite, and computers have been replacing the pole lines.
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Photo ID: 646495

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: 241P
Location: Luzy, France
Locomotive #: 241P 17
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 29, 2017


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 30, 2018

Views: 3,204
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 641744

Flood duty at the Reeseville Marsh.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Reeseville , Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 5652
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 20, 2017

Views: 4,618
Comments: 4

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 641023

Other than a few scraggly trees and old code line poles, the landscape around Risk, Illinois, is pretty flat and bare. With 25 empty potash cars in tow, Bloomer Line GP10's 7591 and 7504 head sout... (more)

Railroad: Bloomer Line
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Risk, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: 7591
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 07, 2017


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By: Casey Thomason

Added: Dec 13, 2017

Views: 712
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 628362

The UP Gila Sub is the ex-Southern Pacific Sunset Route that runs 255 miles from Yuma, AZ, to Tuscon, AZ. When I found out of a possible signal replacements coming this summer, I made plans to go ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: West of Wellton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7822
Train ID: UP ABESPX
Photo Date: May 10, 2017


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Aug 27, 2017

Views: 626
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 627667

In a nice yellow sunset, CN 408 rounds the bend at Fort Beausejour, New Brunswick, as they approach the advance signal to Amherst, and cross over the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Fort Beausejour, New Brunswick, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 2965
Train ID: CN A408
Photo Date: June 28, 2017


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By: Matt Landry

Added: Aug 21, 2017

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Views: 9,514
Comments: 5

Favorited: 55

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Photo ID: 619508

November 16, 2014- the date which will forever mark the end of an era on Tehachapi. It was on this cool, fall evening that many original, Southern Pacific searchlights saw their last sunset as Uni... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: None
Location: Mojave, California, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 16, 2014


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Jun 09, 2017

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Views: 6,113
Comments: 6

Favorited: 76

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Photo ID: 609568

The Nickel Plate heritage unit teams up with a KCS SD70MAC to hustle an extra freight north on the Sandusky District.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8100
Train ID: NS M74
Photo Date: March 11, 2017


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By: Andy Leffler

Added: Mar 11, 2017

Views: 843
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 607916

Northbound Gulf, Mobile & Ohio's train 4 The Limited led by EMD E7A 100 and E8A 100A, makes a stop at the Granite City station, Illinois. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer list... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Granite City, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: GMO 100
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Feb 24, 2017

Views: 3,645
Comments: 5

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 604176

Moments before sunrise, Amtrak 29 Capitol Limited heads westbound for Chicago on the NS Chicago Line just west of Wawaka, Indiana.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wawaka, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 166
Train ID: AMTK 29
Photo Date: October 23, 2016


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By: Matt Weldon

Added: Jan 24, 2017

Views: 1,102
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 599794

NS 20K rockets east along the NS Chicago Line at MP CD 388 from Chicago's 63rd Street Yard bound for Croxton Yard in New Jersey, NJ with NS #8136 leading the short stack train, while the autumn su... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Wawaka, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8136
Train ID: NS 20K
Photo Date: September 26, 2016


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By: Tyler B. Pate

Added: Dec 18, 2016

Views: 1,020
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6


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Photo ID: 595386

On November 17th, 2014 the final chapter of Union Switch & Signal searchlight signals on Tehachapi was closed when the last signals between Warren and Mojave, on the eastern slope, were retired in... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Mojave, California, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: Westbound
Photo Date: November 07, 2014


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Nov 07, 2016

Views: 1,803
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 594082

On a beautiful fall morning right at sunrise, a slow moving freight train NS 309 cruise through the farmlands of Indiana, while Amtrak 49 in the far background on main 2 will soon overtake the tra... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Wawaka, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2686
Train ID: NS 309
Photo Date: October 23, 2016


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By: Matt Weldon

Added: Oct 27, 2016

Views: 1,514
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 592694

The Fog Spot, Revisited As the sun begins to rise, CN 8833 leads four SD70M-2's (3+1) as they head into the sun, approaching Amherst, Nova Scotia. The New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border is lo... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 8833
Train ID: CN Q120
Photo Date: October 15, 2016


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By: Matt Landry

Added: Oct 15, 2016

Views: 1,263
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 582753

Sunset for the code line as two Conrail EMDs head east alongside the old Reading Railroad communication/signal wires, with the late winter sun highlighting the clear glass insulators. I think mos... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Palmyra, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6448
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jul 14, 2016

Views: 3,188
Comments: 4

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 573524

A freshly painted CSX 4529 leads Q243 south under the classic C&O signal bridge at Rising Sun.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Rising Sun, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4529
Train ID: CSX Q243
Photo Date: April 17, 2016


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By: John Puda

Added: Apr 18, 2016

Views: 1,309
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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