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Photo ID: 681807

Bathing In The Morning Light. As the helicopters of the Los Angeles Police Department catch the first rays of sunlight, Metrolink's sole F40PH sits below in Keller yard ready for another da... (more)

Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: SCAX 800
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 28, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Dec 24, 2018

Views: 1,301
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 681778

A stretch of subzero weather in January 1984 left Amtrak's trouble-prone SPV-2000 railcars unable to propel themselves, so diesels including veteran RS-3s were drafted to keep things moving. Amtra... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Berlin, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 138
Train ID: Springfield shuttle
Photo Date: January 21, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 24, 2018

Views: 3,869
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 681677

Southland movie star
Missouri Pacific EMD GP38-2 No. 2377 rests at Yard Center locomotive facility at Dolton, Illinois, on August 10, 1986, after starring in a movie disguised as Southla... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Dolton, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MP 2377
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: August 10, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 23, 2018

Views: 2,143
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 681614

2010 and 2011 were disappointing winters for me in terms of my typical Donner trips. In 2012 I was stationed at Langley AFB and I was blessed with the birth of my two sons in that time. All of the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2009


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 23, 2018

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Favorited: 46
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Photo ID: 681613

In 2009 I had a series of good trips up to Donner Pass that resulted in heavy snow and a numerous opportunities capturing the flanger doing its thing and helping keeping the rails open. Here the 5... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2009


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 23, 2018

Views: 4,170
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Favorited: 35


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Photo ID: 681566

UP 4141 and UP 1943 was on display earlier this morning before getting picked up by the 15E/MDUPB.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Dupo, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1943
Train ID: UP MDUPB
Photo Date: December 22, 2018


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By: Jeff Morhaus

Added: Dec 22, 2018

Views: 1,185
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 681499

Man on SEPTA Train: What was he thinking? As SEPTA Trenton Line Train 707 was about to leave the station to turn after ending its run, a man started running after it and got the engineer ... (more)

Railroad: SEPTA
Locomotive: GE Silverliner IV
Location: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: SPAX 368
Train ID: SEPTA 707
Photo Date: December 18, 2018


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By: Adam B. Reich

Added: Dec 22, 2018

Views: 4,153
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 681475

I was on my way back from a job when I encountered this Southern Pacific re-railing operation in Paramount, CA. Not long after I took this shot, I was asked to move back away from the cranes. Sca... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Paramount, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 2566
Train ID: Not Known
Photo Date: February, 1985


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Dec 21, 2018

Views: 6,008
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 681447

Classy and glassy! The lounge area of former Northern Pacific dome/coach 549 has been recently re-enclosed with new safety glass and painted. This area is planned to have booth seating, and the ca... (more)

Railroad: Webb Rail - WEBX
Locomotive: Budd Dome Coach
Location: Metairie, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: 549
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 19, 2018


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Dec 21, 2018

Views: 5,645
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 681425

The Pere Marquette rests among the rising steam of Chicago Union Station after battling on its journey into the windy city.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: NPCU
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 90229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2018


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Dec 21, 2018

Views: 1,170
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Photo ID: 681422

One of the original Viewliner prototypes, which happens to be the last passenger car shell manufactured by Budd, is now a theater/inspection car named "American View." It was originally... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Viewliner I Inspection Car
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 10004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 2018


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Dec 21, 2018

Views: 3,913
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 681389

A baker’s dozen years after the Great Northern was merged into the Burlington Northern, an unaltered 50’ GN boxcar rolls through Lilly, Pennsylvania.

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: 50' Boxcar
Location: Lilly, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GN 138754
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 20, 2018

Views: 4,079
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 681386

The Chicago-based Veterans NPCU is among a variety of other power on this evening.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: NPCU
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 90221
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2018


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Dec 20, 2018

Views: 2,467
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 681367

Three Amtrak trains (2 regionals and an Acela) can be seen in Penn Station as the afternoon rush hour begins.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: New York, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 633
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2018


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Dec 20, 2018

Views: 780
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 681360

On a Saturday it is quiet in the great halls of the D&H's massive Colonie Shops. Work on the RS-2, RS-3 and U30C's will resume on Monday. In the 1960's and 1970's the D&H welcomed railfans in Co... (more)

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: Alco RS-2
Location: Watervliet, New York, USA
Locomotive #: DH 4022
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 1970


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Dec 20, 2018

Views: 3,349
Comments: 3

Favorited: 21
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