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Towers - Crossroads of Railroading
A collection of photos showing interlocking towers, once railroading's "traffic control" ...
Photo Album By: Craig Walker
 
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Photo ID: 614515

Following the Starlight Up the Coast

American Freedom Train 4-8-4 4449 is back on familiar rails as it departs Los Angeles with Amtrak's Transcontinental Steam Excursionmore)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Westbound Special
Photo Date: April 26, 1977


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Apr 26, 2017

Views: 1,319
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Photo ID: 614354

Southern Pacific #99 to Amtrak #14

Southern Pacific’s famed Coast Daylight (Los Angeles to San Francisco) lives on as Amtrak’s Coast Starlight (Los Angeles to Seattle).... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 568
Train ID: AMTK 14
Photo Date: April 26, 1977


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Apr 25, 2017

Views: 1,532
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Photo ID: 612170

Hobart Tower: Where the UP Crossed the Santa Fe in L.A.

A BNSF Railway baretable train, B-SBDLAC1-02A, arrives at Hobart Yard, just south of downtown Los Angeles, on April 2, 2017. ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Vernon, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7979
Train ID: BNSF B-SBDLAC1-02A
Photo Date: April 02, 2017


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Apr 04, 2017

Views: 989
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Photo ID: 610045

This vintage shot was taken at Eau Claire Tower, capturing a classic piece of railroad history from the 1950s and 60s. The tower operator hands up orders to the engineer of train 172, powered by a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4068C
Train ID: CNW 172
Photo Date: July, 1964


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 15, 2017

Views: 4,049
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 609104

Southbound #1 The Limited crossing the Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway and passing Ridgely tower in Springfield, Illinois. Its October 04, 1959. Photo taken from my slide collection, No photog... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: GMO 102A
Train ID: train 1
Photo Date: October 04, 1959


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Mar 07, 2017

Views: 2,550
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Favorited: 22


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Photo ID: 606310

"LI 165 Tows Rerailed M7s at Jamaica" Long Island Rail Road Extra 165 tows a rerailed Bombardier M7 pair past HALL Tower (blocked by electrical boxes) at Jamaica. Earlier that mor... (more)

Railroad: Long Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD MP15AC
Location: Queens, New York, USA
Locomotive #: LI 171
Train ID: LI Extra 165
Photo Date: February 08, 2017


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By: Greg Grice

Added: Feb 11, 2017

Views: 1,672
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 605873

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Bowie, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 856
Train ID: Metroliner
Photo Date: December, 1980


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Feb 06, 2017

Views: 1,731
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 603000

A short 287 makes its way west passing the former B&M tower

Railroad: Pan Am Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60E
Location: Johnsonville, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NS 911
Train ID: PAS 287
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Justin Winiarz

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 1,422
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Photo ID: 586881

Dirty Old Town ... er ... Diesel

Because of the large number of tunnels (and snowsheds) found on the Southern Pacific, the railroad and EMD designed the SD45T-2 (and later the SD40T-... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Colton, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8805
Train ID: Eastbound
Photo Date: June 29, 1977


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Aug 25, 2016

Views: 3,994
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Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 586410

GE23's crew heads back to Inman Yard, "engine light," after dropping inbound autoracks at East Point which came in earlier on train 275. NS AC44C6M 4001, one of the two original DC propulsion to A... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Atlanta , Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4001
Train ID: NS GE23
Photo Date: August 20, 2016


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By: David Stewart

Added: Aug 20, 2016

Views: 1,825
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Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 563339

Just two days after “Snowmageddon 2016”, proof of Jonas’ wrath is still evident in Altoona as 156 leads the Pennsylvanian past the former Pennsylvania Railroad Interlocking tower “Alto” on the fin... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 156
Train ID: AMTK 04T
Photo Date: January 25, 2016


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By: West Broad Top Photography

Added: Jan 25, 2016

Views: 3,015
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Photo ID: 563186

A UP FEF3 is about to cross the diamonds of the CB&Q at Grand Island.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 836
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 12, 1958


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Jan 24, 2016

Views: 4,220
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Photo ID: 548003

We are at GI Tower (closed June 1968) looking northeast along the NYC's mainline from Louisville to Colombus, Indiana. This area would be completely unrecognizable today. Any sign that the railroa... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: None
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1970


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By: Jim Latimer

Added: Sep 26, 2015

Views: 4,839
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 545294

A coal train cools its heels as the Floridian pulls away from Union Station.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 607
Train ID: Floridian
Photo Date: June, 1978


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By: David Harris

Added: Sep 06, 2015

Views: 1,713
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 544147

A CSXT transfer train crosses the former Pennsylvania Railroad (now Louisville & Indiana) lift bridge over the Ohio River to access the yard at Louisville, Ky. Clagg Tower still controls the lift ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-3
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2015


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Aug 28, 2015

Views: 2,108
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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