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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: 513842

This insignificant-looking engine is not what it looks like. It is a powerful locomotive of 4130 HP. Built in 1964, it was ahead of its time. It was a prototype. Two units only were built. Each fe... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 69000
Location: Bologne, Haute-Marne, France
Locomotive #: BB 69001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 20, 1984


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 09, 2015

Views: 3,579
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Photo ID: 513731

On its last day of service, the BB 69001 took a manifest from Langres to Saint-Dizier. Her next train back to Langres and then light to Chalindey will be the last one.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 69000
Location: Chaumont, Haute Marne, France
Locomotive #: BB 69001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 20, 1984


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 09, 2015

Views: 3,121
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Photo ID: 513723

The Shannopin mine railroad: A trip to photograph the Monongahela Railway yielded a day with the usually-busy Waynesburg Southern side of the MGA dead due to scheduled track work. The only activi... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Plymouth Industrial
Location: Poland Mines, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 1990


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 08, 2015

Views: 5,835
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 512750

The third diesel powered streamliner in North America was built jointly by the Budd Company and Electro-Motive Corporation for the Maine Central and Boston and Maine Railroads. Pictured here on a ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd Flying Yankee
Location: Glen, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM-MEC 6000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1996


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By: Jeff Colburn

Added: Jan 02, 2015

Views: 6,308
Comments: 8

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 512527

A northbound Hoosier State collides with a trailer containing powdered cement. Only minor injuries occurred and the passengers were bused to Chicago.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Reynolds, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 154
Train ID: P318
Photo Date: October 28, 2014


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By: E-Unit

Added: Jan 01, 2015

Views: 18,796
Comments: 6

Favorited: 57

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Photo ID: 512253

Santa Fe's original CF7 rebuild, 2649, the only one that retained the original F unit cab from which it was built rests side by side with an F unit which will eventually be transformed into a CF7 ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Newton, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 285C
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1973


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Dec 30, 2014

Views: 6,541
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Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 512166

I didn't usually shoot roster shots of locomotives, but this particularly colorful industrial unit was spotted at Corbin in 1984, and I thought it deserved at least one frame of film. Subsequent r... (more)

Railroad: United States Steel (USX)
Locomotive: Baldwin S-8
Location: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: USX 1214
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 26, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 29, 2014

Views: 6,153
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 512034

Quite an impressive engine on a meter gauge track! What annoys me in the "overall balance" (as would RPN screeners say, i.e. its look, or design) of the engine is the cap above the cab. ... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GT46AC
Location: Vallenar, Chile
Locomotive #: EMD 4301
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 12, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 28, 2014

Views: 14,213
Comments: 6

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 512023

BL20-2 # 2120 and GP38 # 3824 of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad (a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. railway) on the Buttonwillow Subdivision in Bowerbank (Mile 3.2), switching some cars.

Railroad: San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Locomotive: BL20-2
Location: Bakersfield, California, USA
Locomotive #: 2120, 3824
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2014


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Dec 28, 2014

Views: 1,973
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Photo ID: 511676

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder at Corwith Yard as Superfleet GP60M 121 shows off its glossy lipstick red nose while Dash 8 40-B 7438 is barely identifiable as a Santa Fe locomotive. Quite a ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP60M
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 121
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 08, 1991


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 24, 2014

Views: 2,936
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 511573

BN 65 at Barstow. Photo taken with permission with full PPE.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD yard slug
Location: Barstow, California, USA
Locomotive #: BN 65
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 23, 2014


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By: Matthew Griffin

Added: Dec 23, 2014

Views: 3,505
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 511275

A surprisingly clean 50 ft. ACF Spartan Easy Loader double door box car is pictured in Spanish Fork Canyon on Nov. 16, 1996. D&RGW 63790 is from a series of 100 cars built new in May 1963 for the ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: ACF Spartan Easy Loader 50 ft. Box Car
Location: Gilluly, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 63790
Train ID: MOW
Photo Date: November 16, 1996


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By: James Belmont

Added: Dec 21, 2014

Views: 3,130
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 511000

Although a product of the 1950's, when automotive, aircraft and even rail power incorporated sleek, space-age streamlining, the G8 looked more like a rolling brick. While not necessarily the pre... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD G8
Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CN 851
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 16, 2014


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Dec 19, 2014

Views: 5,486
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Photo ID: 510789

Possibly the last unit painted in the famous Santa Fe Warbonnet scheme BNSF 573 posed at BNSF's Watson yard repainted a full five years after the merger.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Wilmington, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 573
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 2000


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Dec 17, 2014

Views: 4,592
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 510717

Railroad: Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad (Katy)
Locomotive: Baldwin DS4-4-1000
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: MKT 24
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1975


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By: David Hawkins

Added: Dec 16, 2014

Views: 1,735
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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