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Above The Rails
Aerial and high vantage point train photography.
Photo Album By: John Russell
 
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Photo ID: 635910

Auto Racks, Auto Salvage

A GEVO heads up at KCS Southern Belle, bringing a train of empty auto racks by Tyrone Auto Salvage. While the racks are empty, the salvage yard is quite full... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Grazierville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3632
Train ID: 27N
Photo Date: October 27, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Oct 27, 2017

Views: 997
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 635889

An early 201 makes its way south as the sun begins to peak over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Stanley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8336
Train ID: 201
Photo Date: October 24, 2017


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Oct 27, 2017

Views: 395
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 635808

Coast Starlight on the coast in daylight! On the afternoon of August 22, 2017, we catch the Amtrak Coast Starlight northbound through Goleta, California just outside of El Capitan State Beach Camp... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Goleta, California, USA
Locomotive #: 142
Train ID: 14
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 1,095
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 635779

A westbound stack train claws at the 2.2% grade across skyline Trestle. This rock out cropping has long been a favorite place to spend a lazy summer afternoon.... You can watch trains here for a ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2016


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 880
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 635763

Amtrak No.14, the northbound Coast Starlight, crosses a dry Santa Clara River in Solidad Canyon. Due to a possible 36 hour shut down of the coast Route at the Ventura River for replacement of one ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Solidad Canyon, California, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 188
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 26, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 953
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Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 635697

Looking down on the famous Crozier Canyon, a SD70ACe motor leads a loaded auto train through the S-curve within the heart of the Canyon as the two units grind up towards Yampai Summit.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Crozier, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9041
Train ID: V SDGCLO1 16A
Photo Date: March 17, 2017


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Screener's Choice

Views: 4,163
Comments: 4

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 635623

NS 740 splits between the Soy Bean fields in Claremont

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Claremont, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8099
Train ID: 740
Photo Date: August 27, 2017


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By: Luke J. Harwell

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 563
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 635559

When you get to Copper Creek and the light is straight on the head end....go to the air! Q696 crosses over the high bridge at Copper Creek, passing parallel to the NS Appalachia District below.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Clinchport, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 807
Train ID: CSX Q696-11
Photo Date: October 12, 2017


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 1,286
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 635553

Curving out of Fort Steele
Just after changing crews on the wye at Fort Steele, British Columbia, a Canadian Pacific unit potash train curves on the main line toward Crowsnest Pass on th... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Fort Steele, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: UP 5548
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 2017


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 24, 2017

People's Choice 4

Views: 4,989
Comments: 4

Favorited: 45
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Photo ID: 635523

After spending time at the opening of the CSX intermodal facility in McKees Rocks, PA near Pittsburgh, the OCS makes a relatively rare move over Sand Patch on its dead head trip back to Jacksonvil... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Pinkerton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 9999
Train ID: CSX P901
Photo Date: August 30, 2017


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By: Scooter Hovanec

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 1,159
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 635504

A late 15T makes an appearance south of the 91.5 detector with an extremely short train.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Stanley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8962
Train ID: 15T
Photo Date: October 22, 2017


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 410
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 635489

NS train 16T makes its way across the high trestle at Dovel Hollow with an interesting mix of engines.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Stanley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2772
Train ID: 16T
Photo Date: October 22, 2017


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By: Eric W. Benson

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 644
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 635394

Taking advantage of a 20 minute burst of sunshine timed well with the Bellows Falls switcher in route from Riverside yard to Bellows Falls, the CLP 306 is highlighted by foliage that has only just... (more)

Railroad: Vermont Rail System
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: CLP 306
Train ID: GMRC DASW-23
Photo Date: October 23, 2017


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Oct 23, 2017

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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 635385

CN ES44AC 2993 is not much more than a month old, seen here leading train Q116 over the Prairie Creek west of Hinton.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hinton, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 2993
Train ID: CN Q11651 22
Photo Date: October 23, 2017


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By: Tim Stevens

Added: Oct 23, 2017

Views: 944
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 635311

The #8099 looks right at home as it leads westbound Catawba empties (Plant Marshall-Bailey Mine) across the upper loop of High Fill on the Old Fort Loops.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Old Fort, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8099
Train ID: NS 741
Photo Date: October 22, 2017


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Oct 23, 2017

Views: 1,124
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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