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Photo ID: 637427

SP 8799, now a camera car, sits near the diesel service facility in the West Colton Yard. Photo taken with permission.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: M-K ML-4000
Location: West Colton, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 1979


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Nov 09, 2017

Views: 5,918
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Photo ID: 637045

GECX 809 is a B40-8W sporting one of the early prototypes for the GE widecab. This locomotive is still used at the GE Transportation Plant in Erie to move export locomotives around and you can not... (more)

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 809
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Nov 05, 2017

Views: 5,880
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Photo ID: 636869

Bruce Mowbray is hard at work inside the Steamtown roundhouse preparing 0-6-0 No. 26 for the day.

Railroad: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Locomotive: Steam 0-6-0
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BLW 26
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2017


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Nov 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 636316

A set of new C30ACi locomotives from GE transportation sit over night on the interchange track awaiting shipment to Angola, South Africa.

Locomotives:
AR 1850 C30ACi
AR 1845 C30ACi

Railroad: Angola Railway
Locomotive: GE C30ACi
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AR 1850
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 30, 2017

Views: 3,389
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 636298

A tiny GE switcher locomotive sits outside the scale house at GE Transportation's Erie Plant.

Locomotives:
GECX 1943 GE 25-Ton

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE 25-Ton
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 1943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 30, 2017

Views: 2,479
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 636279

A welding crew takes some time to stand at a safe distance and give a roll-by to CN 2131 that's just received favorable signals to depart the yard and head back to the mine for taconite bearing ro... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2131
Train ID: U-729
Photo Date: October 27, 2017


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 30, 2017

Views: 1,528
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Photo ID: 635991

In May 1973, Western Pacific's MW37 a big Industrial Brownhoist railroad crane, sits in the yard at Oroville awaiting its next assignment on the railroad. The most likely spot it'll be needed is t... (more)

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: Industrial Brownhoisrt crane
Location: Oroville, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP MW37
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 28, 2017

Views: 2,876
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 635804

During the restoration of former Northern Pacific Railway dome #549, the "Gold Creek" name will be removed from the exterior as these cars were not named by the railroad. This car finish... (more)

Railroad: Northern Pacific Railway
Locomotive: NP Dome 549
Location: Metairie, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 549
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 23, 2017


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 2,650
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Photo ID: 635772

An interesting prototype for a widecab B40-8 is used at GE to switch around locos that using European couplers.

Locomotives:
GECX 809 B40-8W

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 809
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 6,431
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 635759

What looks like a main generator and traction motors sit in front of the SP SD40T-2 No. 7361 in UP's Burnham Shops. The big electrical gear will be installed in one or several of the many locomoti... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7361
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1997


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 5,012
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Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 635687

GECX 2035 has had its prime mover removed for work at the GE Erie Plant.

Locomotives:
GECX 2035 ET44AC

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 2035
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 8,561
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Photo ID: 635661

Locomotive mechanics Cash and Ross make the final preps on a power assembly before installing it in an SP SD40M-2. The installation will take close teamwork and skill to insert the big assembly in... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: SD40M-2
Location: Roseville, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1996


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 5,110
Comments: 8

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 635607

Union Pacific 1943 on display in North Little Rock. Across the tracks are locomotives in repair at the Jenks Locomotive Shops. This view show the POW emblem on the back of the locomotive. Photo... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 24, 2017


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 4,883
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 635531

Reading & Northern's SD40-2 No 3054 sits in the R&N"s Port Clinton shop having recently received a donor cab from parts engine SD50M No 5029, To the right is SD50 No. 426, painted in a blue Lehig... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Port Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 5054
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 2016


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 2,858
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Photo ID: 635530

A couple of BN workmen give E8 No. 9947 a ride on the turntable at Interbay Yard. They're helping prepare the silver lady for her next Amtrak assignment on a Seatlle-Portland train. Eventually she... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9947
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 3,957
Comments: 1

Favorited: 28
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