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The Way it Used to Be
Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
Photo Album By: ckeefer58
 
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Photo ID: 634012

Westbound climbing the slope

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3060
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 12, 2017

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Photo ID: 633806

LS&I 2300 leads a colorful consist into the ore yard at Eagle Mills in June of 1988. U23C's were fairly rare here, with only 53 being produced for US roads. The majority (170) went to Brazil. 2300... (more)

Railroad: Lake Superior & Ishpeming
Locomotive: GE U23C
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LSI 2300
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1988


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 10, 2017

Views: 1,514
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Photo ID: 633782

It's only mid-afternoon but the shadows already cover the valley floor in the West Virginia coal fields. A mine run has placed its empties and will now gather the loads.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Premier, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 1988


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Oct 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 633778

A yard crew out of Andover Yard shoves "Big Red" empties along the ex-Southern's St. Charles branch. The empties are destined to Holton, located on a short spur off the branch near Exete... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS X407
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 02, 1994


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Oct 10, 2017

Views: 1,697
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Photo ID: 633768

Running on the Northeast Corridor, a Harrisburg-bound train of coal empties pass through Greenbelt, Maryland.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 10, 2017

Views: 1,308
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Photo ID: 633767

GP35 No. 241 and two additional units switch in the yard tracks at Westmoreland Coal's Appalachia transloader. Silverside loads are present in the background. Note that some Silversides were lette... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 241
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1984


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Oct 10, 2017

Views: 1,664
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Photo ID: 633600

Conrail inherited about forty mechanical reefers from the Erie-Lackawanna, numbered in the EL 5000 series. Some, but not all, were repainted in what has to be the most striking and unusual freight... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Mechanical Refrigerator Car
Location: Harrington, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: CR 359028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 09, 2017

Views: 5,945
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Photo ID: 633267

Santa Fe FP45 5990, ex-100, ex-5990, ex-5940, originally 100, repainted in pre-merger colors at Santa Fe, San Bernardino Shops in July of 1986.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5990
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1986


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 633185

After loading 75 "yellow balls" at Holton, located on a short extension off the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch, the crew crosses Pigeon Creek at the connection of the branch with the m... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5034
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 1988


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Oct 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 633042

Conrail’s U23C’s and SD38’s spent most of their time in hump service at classification yards around the system. Occasionally, one of them would get to stretch their legs in the road. Here a U23C h... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE U23C
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 632978

A patched Lehigh & Hudson River C420 and a repainted Lehigh Valley RS11 stand on a house track at Bethlehem, Pannsylvania.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Alco C420
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 2074
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1980


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 05, 2017

Views: 3,215
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Photo ID: 632696

A shiny, red EMD SD-45 leads a westbound TOFC train into San Bernardino. This SD45 is now classified as an SD45-2u and leads one other red and two blue units as they near San Bernardino.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5803
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 1987


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Oct 03, 2017

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Photo ID: 632695

A GE U36C and C30-7 are both in the "Kodachrome" color scheme developed for an ill-fated merger with Southern Pacific. An EMD SD45 in blue completes the lashup.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE U36C
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 9511
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 1987


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Oct 03, 2017

Views: 1,459
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Photo ID: 632694

Conrail RS11 7652, a relative newcomer to the Bethlehem Engine Terminal, stands with two long-term veterans. SW900m 8650 has been a regular since the Lehigh Valley took over the Jersey Central’s l... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Alco RS-11
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 7652
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 03, 2017

Views: 3,705
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Photo ID: 632599

Looking out of Super Chief / El Capitan’s FP45, Train 18 is meeting westbound Train 23 the “Grand Canyon” behind two F units at Canyoncito, N.M. on March 7, 1968. Ahead for the Super is the cli... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Canyoncito, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 07, 1968


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Oct 02, 2017

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