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The Way it Used to Be
Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
Photo Album By: ckeefer58
 
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Photo ID: 603089

Led by three former Norfolk and Western Alco C628s, a Chicago and North Western ore empty heads north for loading north of Brampton, Michigan, on October 25, 1986. The weather was pretty much sock... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Brampton, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6708
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 15, 2017

Views: 1,037
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Photo ID: 603056

When Conrail first decided upon blue and white as its corporate image, quite a few units were painted without the correct lettering, and without the wheel-on-rail “can opener” logo. Outlying shops... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CR 4256
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 09, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 15, 2017

Views: 3,775
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 603055

Burlington Route (CB&Q) EMD GP30 947, now a Burlington Northern unit.

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 947
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 23, 1970


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jan 15, 2017

Views: 1,229
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Photo ID: 603008

One of Conrail’s former Erie/EL E8’s escaped the fate of its roster mates, who gave up their prime movers to the DeWitt Geep RS3 re-engine program. Shortly after the consolidation, Conrail’s mana... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CR 4022
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 23, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 3,468
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 602959

A rare photo for me, an actual BN passenger train. Here the Mainstreeter is briefly stopped at Minneapolis before heading to St. Paul. BN ran intercity passenger service for only 14 months prior t... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9802
Train ID: The Mainstreeter
Photo Date: November, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 602957

BN 2526, a former Burlington Route GP35 is in for servicing at the former GN diesel house at Harrison St., Minneapolis. This facility became redundant with the completion of new facilities at the ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 2526
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1971


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 1,022
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 602954

Milwaukee Road SD40-2 no. 24 leads a freight west across the Yakima River near Cabin creek, west of Easton, WA as it starts its rather easy climb up the east side of Snoqualmie Pass en route to Ta... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Easton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 24
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 1,738
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Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 602914

Only two of Conrail’s immediate predecessors rostered E8’s, and both contributed examples to the Conrail roster. Many of the Penn Central’s large roster of the EMD passenger units were conveyed t... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 4011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 1,386
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 602908

The first SD60 built, EMD's demonstrator #1 is seen at the IHB's Blue Island Yard in Riverdale awaiting testing on Conrail. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Electro Motive Division (EMD)
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Riverdale, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 14, 1984


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 1,492
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Photo ID: 602907

Penn Central power waits at IHB engine track

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PC 3143
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1974


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 1,144
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Photo ID: 602900

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 14, 2017

Views: 817
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Photo ID: 602899

Caboose hop with the 992185 and 1504 stops at AD office at the Lacrosse Depot to get their Train Orders. Crew went on duty about an hour before us on Amtrak. They'll head west crossing both the Bl... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Pool Caboose 992185
Location: LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 602866

A pair of light SD50’s crosses the Schuylkill River Viaduct in the West Falls section of Philadelphia. The stone arch structure was built by Reading Company predecessor Philadelphia & Reading Rail... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: West Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6743
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 15, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 13, 2017

Views: 1,053
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Photo ID: 602831

A Milwaukee freight led by GP9 285 heads west (south) past a string of loaded log cars east of Maytown, WA on April Fool's Day 1979. The train is en route to Portland, OR and will get on BN tracka... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Maytown, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 285
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 13, 2017

Views: 1,273
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 602800

Philadelphia-bound hoppers roll eastbound through Belmont on the former Reading main line. The road on the hill above the train is the Schuylkill Expressway, sometimes known as the world’s longest... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Belmont, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6819
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 21, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 13, 2017

Views: 839
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Favorited: 6

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