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Photo Album By: Jon Wright
 
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Photo ID: 656406

On the day after Christmas, 2017, a Valley Railroad North Pole Express heads northbound past a frozen Pratt Cove in Deep River, CT with a sold-out trainload of families on their way to the North P... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: North Pole Express
Photo Date: December 26, 2017


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By: Thomas J. Nanos - www.nanosphoto.com

Added: Apr 29, 2018

Screener's Choice

Views: 5,425
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 655720

A dramatic sky unfolds at dusk on a frigid January morning as NS 15T ducks through the classic Norfolk & Western Railway cantilevers at Radford, Virginia. These signals have now been cut over afte... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Radford, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9105
Train ID: NS 165
Photo Date: January, 2017


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Apr 23, 2018

Views: 1,031
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 652927

Southern Railway locomotives #4501 & 630 simmer in East Chattanooga, TN late at night, each awaiting their next assignment.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2018


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 1

Views: 5,065
Comments: 10

Favorited: 45
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Photo ID: 650062

The class LV locomotive was designed as a successor to the class L 2-10-0, which had been a successful design developed during World War II. However, by the late 1940s some drawbacks to the design... (more)

Railroad: Russian Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-2
Location: Moscow, Russia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2016


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By: Ilya Semyonoff

Added: Mar 01, 2018

People's Choice 4

Views: 3,660
Comments: 4

Favorited: 44
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Photo ID: 638414

Starry, starry night? Actually, quite the opposite. That's rain that's falling on Clinchfield 800 as it heads south from Kingsport, Tenn., after pulling the 75th running of the CSX (Clinchf... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Huntdale, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 800
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 18, 2017


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Nov 19, 2017

Screener's Choice

Views: 8,489
Comments: 2

Favorited: 47


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Photo ID: 622849

Hotshot intermodal 213 races southward toward Atlanta over the 200 foot tall Wells Viaduct near Toccoa, GA on a foggy late June evening with one of just a handful of Ex Conrail SD60's on point.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Toccoa, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6708
Train ID: NS 213
Photo Date: June 24, 2017


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Jul 11, 2017

People's Choice 3

Views: 7,068
Comments: 4

Favorited: 61

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Photo ID: 620780

With the city skyline as backdrop, an Amtrak Regional Express makes a late night sprint through Philadelphia, PA, bound for Wilmington, DE in this Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 607
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2016



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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Jun 22, 2017

People's Choice 3

Views: 3,289
Comments: 7

Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 617053

In his next step, the Hostler climbs up onto his locomotive and cracks the throttle enveloping the roundhouse in steam. Slowly backing out the N&W M Class, seen here, is almost ready for another d... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Rail Road
Locomotive: 4-8-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SRC 475
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2017


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By: Mike Wilson

Added: May 18, 2017

Views: 1,166
Comments: 4

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 617009

Landmarks of a bygone era display all reds on the early morning of March 26, 2017 as a tiny sliver of a crescent moon rises into the great blue yonder before being swallowed by sunlight.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Villamont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 26, 2017


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By: Will Jordan

Added: May 17, 2017

Views: 1,100
Comments: 3

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 616986

Floating in a cloud of steam, Hostler Earl Knoob preps the M Class air compressor evoking images of yesteryear on the Norfolk and Western.

Railroad: Strasburg Rail Road
Locomotive: 4-8-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SRC 475
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2017


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By: Mike Wilson

Added: May 17, 2017

Views: 672
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2


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Photo ID: 612318

Steam freight rides again on the Strasburg Rail Road! SRC #90 had the duties on a cool April 5th, Spring, morning. If you want to catch one of these freight trains pulled by a steam locomotive be ... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Rail Road
Locomotive: 2-10-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SRC 90
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 05, 2017


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By: Mike Wilson

Added: Apr 05, 2017

Views: 1,308
Comments: 2

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 612019

The most prime example of being photo bombed. 16E heads east through the trench, also known as "The Yellow Brick Road", as evidenced in the making of this spectacle with the falling and... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9262
Train ID: NS 16E
Photo Date: November 19, 2016


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By: Ben Sutton

Added: Apr 02, 2017

Photo of the Week
People's Choice 1

Views: 12,907
Comments: 10

Favorited: 115
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Photo ID: 604052

View inside the firebox of Santa Fe Northern 2926 show some of the work that is going into restoring the locomotive. The tender has already been restored and the society hopes to have the locomot... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2926
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 18, 2017


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By: John Doughty

Added: Jan 23, 2017

Views: 3,078
Comments: 3

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 598604

Stopping at the Switch - Valley Railroad Mikado No. 3025 pauses in Deep River, Conn. at the switch preparing to run around its train. Once on the south end of the train, they will be hauling the ... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 3025
Train ID: NPE-1
Photo Date: December 06, 2016


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By: Thomas J. Nanos - www.nanosphoto.com

Added: Dec 07, 2016

Views: 3,255
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 590987

Strasburg Rail Road's crew dumps the fire on Ex-Great Western #90 on the evening of Sunday, September 4th, 2016. With the demand of the Summer operating season over, The fire was dropped so that r... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Railroad
Locomotive: 2-10-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 90
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 06, 2016


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By: Christopher Pollock

Added: Sep 29, 2016

Views: 6,154
Comments: 4

Favorited: 46
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