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Prototype for everything . . .
Do you ever get the feeling as a model railroader, that you just might be creating something not "prototypical?" Same here.
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Photo ID: 485012

To show switching crews as well as shippers and customers how damaging coupling impacts at higher speeds can be, Canadian National rebuilt a 40-ft. box car with plexiglass and equipped with a big ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Boxcar
Location: Temple, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: CN 87989
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 31, 1969


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jun 09, 2014

Views: 7,091
Comments: 2

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 483239

A little match race. Cass is famous for its annual Shay races on the triple tracks down at the depot. Those are pretty much heads-up races because none of the Shays has much of a performan... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 17, 2014


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: May 27, 2014

Views: 7,508
Comments: 3

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 483159

Toasted

A trailer caught fire during the Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 night on the "Autoroute Ferroviaire" multimodal train (rail hiwhay). The train was stopped on the main line at 2 a... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: -
Location: Glun, France
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: May 25, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 27, 2014

Views: 18,642
Comments: 2

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 482834

Bound for the Streamliners at Spencer event, NKP 190, Soo 2500A, CB&Q 9911A and C&NW 411 deadhead east over the former N&W.

Railroad: Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Ashville, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: DME 6085
Train ID: 047
Photo Date: May 25, 2014


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By: Whit Wardell

Added: May 25, 2014

Views: 4,513
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 482569

Having visited a car repair shop somewhere along the system recently, this aggregate hopper stands out from its neighbors with a fresh coat of paint. But what’s really surprising and noteworthy h... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Hopper Car
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 291466
Train ID: CSX K736
Photo Date: April 27, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 23, 2014

Views: 6,855
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 482494

Homemade After being introduced 6 years ago in 2008, one of the newest car designs for the growing double-stack sector is finally making its way into the intermodal pool; FreightCar Americ... (more)

Railroad: Trailer Train Corporation
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: DTTX 763025
Train ID: NS 22G
Photo Date: May 19, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 23, 2014

Views: 8,554
Comments: 2

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 482000

Spikes When a tie replacement is under way, one of the other fundamental things being replaced other than ties are spikes and lots of them as evident here. An original Atlantic Coast Line ... (more)

Railroad: Atlantic Coast Line
Locomotive: Gondola
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: ACL 98638
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 22, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 19, 2014

Views: 7,686
Comments: 5

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 481431

No, not a novel car washer but rather an embarrassing remnant of a derailment higher up on the mountainside and empty covered hopper 98326 rolled down into Saint Joe River near Kyle, Idaho. Sinc... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Kyle, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 98326
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 1978


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: May 13, 2014

Views: 18,692
Comments: 7

Favorited: 63
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Photo ID: 481423

Rain still down but it's a great moment for father & his son for taking the swimming train

Railroad: PT Kereta Api Indonesia
Locomotive: Krupp M1500BB
Location: Sidoarjo, Indonesia
Locomotive #: BB 30111
Train ID: Penataran
Photo Date: June 17, 2013


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By: Anto

Added: May 13, 2014

Views: 4,081
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 481407

Under an overcast sky BNSF's Superior to Northtown manifest crosses over a rain swollen Nemadji River. Along for the ride was Soo Line FP7A 2500A headed for the streamliner event in Spencer. By pu... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6248
Train ID: M-SUPNTW
Photo Date: May 13, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: May 13, 2014

Views: 3,745
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Favorited: 19


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Photo ID: 481326

A westbound (northbound) freight enters San Yard in Owosso, MI. The name San Yard was given due to the literal translation of the word "San", meaning without. That was a result of the fa... (more)

Railroad: Ann Arbor Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Owosso, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: AA 388
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October 19, 1981


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By: Kyle Korienek Collection

Added: May 13, 2014

Views: 2,988
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 481214

The Orient-Express in Paris

At 57km from Paris, the Venice Simplon Orient Express, aka VSOE, is running from Calais to Par... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 26000
Location: Ormoy-Villers, France
Locomotive #: BB 26034
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 12, 2014

Views: 4,265
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 481181

L&N entered the used locomotive market in 1963, picking up several models of Alco from the Lehigh & New England. With Alco FA2 #335 still in ex-L&NE paint scheme the units were pressed into serv... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco FA2
Location: E. St.Louis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: LN 335
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 12, 1963


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: May 12, 2014

Views: 7,583
Comments: 1

Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 481115

I bet you've never seen a consist like this! This wasn't some posed, staged, fake shot either! The SD70ACe was visiting for National Train Day and the FP7 #2500 was departing for Spencer, NC for ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: FP7
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 2500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2014


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By: Max Medlin

Added: May 11, 2014

Views: 7,544
Comments: 1

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 480443

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: C&NW Caboose
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 06, 2014

Views: 3,652
Comments: 0

Favorited: 19
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