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Photo ID: 444350

Those familiar with the B&O Magnolia Cut Off will recognize this location as Concrete Wall. When B&O constructed the Cut Off in 1913-1914, they were faced with an obstacle at a bend in the Potoma... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: None
Location: Paw Paw, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 11, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jul 23, 2013

Views: 11,110
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 444259

ICE 6440 leads the Minot switch back to town, passing the beautiful red barn near Logan.

Railroad: Iowa Chicago and Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Logan, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: ICE 6440
Train ID: CP H77
Photo Date: July 21, 2013


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Jul 22, 2013

Views: 1,757
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 444238

As a pair of workers pulling a Sunday shift poke their heads out of the door to see what all the noise is about, Union Pacific's "J-Yard Switcher" shoves back on track 842 to pick up some cars at ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Vernon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 806
Train ID: YJY68R 21
Photo Date: July 21, 2013


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 21, 2013

Views: 7,825
Comments: 7

Favorited: 45

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Photo ID: 444141

On this mild yet humid evening, UP #844 and UP #6936 race out of Brighton, CO at track speed as they bring back people to Denver from the Daddy of Em' All Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Brighton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SDVDV-20
Photo Date: July 20, 2013


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Jul 21, 2013

People's Choice 3

Views: 10,018
Comments: 14

Favorited: 99
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Photo ID: 443930

The waiting game...

Railroad: Buffalo & Pittsburgh
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Sabula, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BPRR 458
Train ID: BPRR PSDB-1
Photo Date: July 18, 2013


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By: Mark MacDougall

Added: Jul 19, 2013

Views: 5,783
Comments: 5

Favorited: 56


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Photo ID: 443850

Neither rain, sleet, or snow can stop the mailman but seeing a massive locomotive being taken from the tracks and placed on the highway? That seems to do the trick here as the college in Waycross ... (more)

Railroad: PRLX
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Waycross, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: PRLX 3066
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2013


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By: Allan R. Willams Jr.

Added: Jul 18, 2013

Views: 10,735
Comments: 6

Favorited: 38

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Photo ID: 443813

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: RTL III Turboliner
Location: Bear, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: 2162
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 2011


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jul 18, 2013

Views: 5,369
Comments: 3

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 443796

An empty train is waiting to be loaded at the impressive wooden coal loading facility at Urussanga.

Railroad: EF Dona Teresa Cristina
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Urussanga, Brazil
Locomotive #: 153-1M
Train ID: Steam charter
Photo Date: July 09, 2013


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jul 18, 2013

Views: 1,913
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 443505

The cab of a former Metroliner cab car, taken with proper credentials.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: cab car
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 9635
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2013


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jul 15, 2013

Views: 6,936
Comments: 2

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 443197

The Silver Star departs 30th Street

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom HHP-8
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 658
Train ID: 92
Photo Date: July, 2007


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jul 13, 2013

Views: 2,054
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 443006

As seen through a 500mm lens, a westbound freight makes its way through Lugo as it climbs the eastern slope of Cajon Pass. Meanwhile, automobiles come and go on nearby Summit Valley Road.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: None
Location: Lugo, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1996


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 11, 2013

Views: 2,163
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 442939

A view over the Driver's shoulder as one of the two Alweg monorail sets speeds north through Seattle, Washington.

Railroad: Seattle Monorail Services
Locomotive: Alweg Monorail
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2013


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By: Chris Walters

Added: Jul 11, 2013

Views: 3,739
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 442696

The car barn at the Yakima Electric Railway Museum, home of the Yakima Valley Trolleys, is an incredible place. At front-left is YVT 298, a GE electric locomotive built new for the original Yakim... (more)

Railroad: Yakima Valley Transportation Co.
Locomotive: GE B+B Electric
Location: Yakima, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: YVT 298
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 2013


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By: David Honan

Added: Jul 09, 2013

Views: 2,662
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 442097

Happy Birthday, USA! 237 years ago, the United States of America declared its independence. Norfolk Southern is honored to recognize the service of our country's military members, past and prese... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60E
Location: Smiths Station, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6920
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2013


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: Jul 03, 2013

Screener's Choice
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People's Choice 1

Views: 17,020
Comments: 8

Favorited: 175
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Photo ID: 441606

A rare look at the hostler controls inside the freshly overhauled CP Rail F9B #1900. The single chime horn cord is just out of the frame to the left and the bell is operated by the valve under the... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD F9(B)
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: 1900
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 26, 2013


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By: KJ Larson

Added: Jun 29, 2013

Views: 5,842
Comments: 3

Favorited: 37

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