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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.
Photo Album By: Matt Weldon
 
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Photo ID: 657265

CP GP7 8418 and a pair of GP9s are smoking up the valley with their train brakes as the westbound rail train finishes its descent into Field, BC along the Kicking Horse River.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Field, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 8418
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: May 07, 2018

People's Choice 2

Views: 6,426
Comments: 3

Favorited: 57

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Photo ID: 652218

C&O searchlight signals and a mostly intact code line stand guard at CP Turnpike at the south end of CSX's yard in Walbridge. A single ET44AC has pulled clear of the interlocking and waits to back... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Walbridge, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3423
Train ID: CSX Q241
Photo Date: March 10, 2018


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Mar 20, 2018

Views: 1,203
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 652124

A pair of QUBE Logistics QRX diesel electrics lead a short container transfer back toward Junee after working Harefield in southern New South Wales.

Railroad: QUBE Logistics
Locomotive: QUBE QRX Class
Location: Harefield, New South Wales, Australia
Locomotive #: QBX 003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2018


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Mar 19, 2018

Views: 824
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Favorited: 4
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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

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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 646153

Semaphores, code-lines, and the Chief...Not to much has changed at Chapelle, New Mexico over the decades. Sure the fabled 'Route of the Chiefs' is now owned by BNSF and the last Chief standing is ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 157
Train ID: A3 1 09
Photo Date: September 10, 2016


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 28, 2018

Views: 1,457
Comments: 3

Favorited: 16


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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: 5,136
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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: 946
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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

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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

People's Choice 1

Views: 9,907
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Photo ID: 623766

Just as the sun peaked over the Mohawk mountains UP 2568 has just left the end of double track at Dome AZ in typical Arizona glint lighting.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Dome, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2568
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 20, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Jul 20, 2017

Views: 816
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Favorited: 14


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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: 6,739
Comments: 6

Favorited: 78

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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: 996
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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: 3,988
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: 1,298
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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: 1,190
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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