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Gandy Dancers, Maintainance of Way, Other Workers
A tribute of appreciation to the workers who maintain the track, keeping our railways in shape regardless of weather and danger, and keeping them running effeciently.
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Photo ID: 475442

So you went railfanning and saw a geep. Big deal, you didn't see a Jeep. This 0-4-0 is so reflective of Army versatility and practicality and the WWII barracks reflect an earlier time. Ft. Chaf... (more)

Railroad: United States Army
Locomotive: M151A1
Location: Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: Unnumbered
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 1989


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Mar 28, 2014

Views: 9,829
Comments: 4

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 475152

After a particularly heavy and wet snow fall over the region, CSX has dispatched a tracked backhoe on a flat car to clear numerous fallen trees from the Cumberland Valley Sub main line between Loy... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Back Hoe
Location: Smiley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 09, 1996


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 25, 2014

Views: 3,185
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 473833

Milwaukee 's first box and me shot by Milwaukee Road Engineer Greg Rouleau.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: GE Box Cab Electric
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 10200B
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 16, 2014

Views: 2,685
Comments: 4

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 472690

A remote control engineer performs a systems check before sending the pair into the 36th Street Yard.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD MP15DC
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UPY 1324
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 22, 2014


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Mar 07, 2014

Views: 1,736
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 472424

Track gang 9049 follows TRT-909 (Track Renewal Train) laying down an all new main line with welded rail and concrete ties east of Radium, Colorado, on August 6, 2009. In the background lurking at ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Radium, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6867
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2009


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 05, 2014

Views: 13,537
Comments: 5

Favorited: 49


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Photo ID: 471852

After installing new draft gear in the front of UPY 697, two machinists carefully insert a new coupler in place at Union Pacific’s Kansas City Locomotive Facility in K.C., Missouri, on October 21,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: UPY 697
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: October 21, 2013


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 01, 2014

Views: 8,881
Comments: 6

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 470612

A Fairmont Speeder emits a pungent cloud of smoke while a Rio Grande track inspector begins his day keeping the right of way safe for the movement of trains. Sept. 1975

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Fairmont Speeder
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW MOW
Train ID: Track Inspection
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 20, 2014

Views: 2,716
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 470510

Jim Ozment, Utah Division Engineer for the D&RGW (with his trademark smoking pipe) performs minor track work along the Marysvale Branch near Indianola.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Jeep Cherokee Highrail
Location: Indianola, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: Track Inspection
Train ID: JLO
Photo Date: July 04, 1975


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 19, 2014

Views: 4,637
Comments: 3

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 470077

The culprit of the derailment of the center beam flat car was a number of piggyback cars on an adjacent track that apparently derailed and then wedged against the flat cars.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Center Beam Flat Car
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Feb 15, 2014

Views: 6,968
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 468663

In the quietest moments of a winter storm, fire and ice converge in the tangled trackwork at Metra's busiest interlocking in the Chicagoland area.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: None
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Marshall W. Beecher

Added: Feb 02, 2014

Editor's Choice Photo
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Views: 55,043
Comments: 38

Favorited: 378


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Photo ID: 468404

An unidentified crewmember has the unenviable task of lugging his gear through more than a foot of fresh New Hampshire snowfall in order to get to the lead unit of his train.

Railroad: GMTX
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Bow, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 9059
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 2013


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By: Aaron Keller

Added: Feb 01, 2014

Views: 3,324
Comments: 2

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 465792

The track maintenance crew works to clear snow and ice from a switch by the old Longmont sugar mill as Northwestern Pacific Railroad 4327 (a SD-9 built 59 years ago) waits for action.

Railroad: Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Longmont, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: NWP 4327
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2014


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Jan 10, 2014

Views: 2,794
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 462427

Preheating the Rail - BNSF MOW (Maintenance of Way) workers use an Oxy-Acetylene torch to preheat the ends to two adjoining sections of 136lb. rail in preparation to welding them together... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: None
Location: Fullerton, California, USA
Locomotive #: - - - -
Train ID: - - - -
Photo Date: July 23, 2011


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By: EL ROCO Photography

Added: Dec 16, 2013

Views: 5,845
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 461859

Shearing the Excess - A BNSF MOW (Maintenance of Way) worker uses a hydraulic shear to remove excess iron from a molten weld produced from a Thermite reaction.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: None
Location: Fullerton, California, USA
Locomotive #: - - - -
Train ID: - - - -
Photo Date: July 22, 2011


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By: EL ROCO Photography

Added: Dec 11, 2013

Views: 4,344
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 461441

A UP Section Gang performs a rope burn on a section of rail on a siding in the yard at La Salle, CO. One of the worker swings a sledge hammer on the rail to place it back into position.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Track Gang
Location: La Salle, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 07, 2013


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Dec 08, 2013

Views: 6,209
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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