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Anything that grabs one's attention and holds it. These photos tell more than a story based on the sum of its parts, but create other stories.
Photo Album By: mattkdettman
 
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Photo ID: 437288

Parlor/Ob Cedar Rapids carries the markers and graces the rear of the steam special to Duluth,MN..

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Cambridge, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 261
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2013


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 25, 2013

Views: 2,719
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 437287

The parlor car seats of the Cedar Rapids await their patrons for the trip to Duluth,MN..

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 261
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2013


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 25, 2013

Views: 2,980
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 437273

The bridge over the river Dordogne near Bordeaux was built in 1885. With a length of 2178 meter, it is the longest railway bridge in France.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: X 2200
Location: Cubzac les Ponts, France
Locomotive #: X 2221
Train ID: TER 865132
Photo Date: May 01, 2013


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By: Richard Behrbohm

Added: May 25, 2013

Views: 2,616
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 436932

Santa Fe, UPS and a crane company team up to get damaged UPS trailers stuffed with packages off the ground after a 991 train derailed several loads. Reported cause was a rail that simply turned on... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: None
Location: Pinole, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: ATSF 991
Photo Date: April, 1989


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: May 22, 2013

Views: 11,057
Comments: 7

Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 436755

This took a ton of color correcting due to the multiple oddball light sources.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: ATMK 737
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2013


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: May 20, 2013

Views: 3,019
Comments: 1

Favorited: 32


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Photo ID: 436712

At dusk, the observation on the end of the Worlds Fair Daylight flashes past the many photographers gathered to shoot the train with Mt. Shasta as a backdrop.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: None
Location: Andesite, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Worlds Fair Daylight
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: May 20, 2013

Views: 2,313
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 436667

The view not many bothered to get…… straight into the sun at Korinthos on 13th April 2013. A9101 about to depart Kornithos New Station and head into the old station with train 7431 17h00 Arghos t... (more)

Railroad: OSE HELLENIC
Locomotive: Alco DL537
Location: Korinthos, Greece
Locomotive #: OSE A9101
Train ID: 7431
Photo Date: April 13, 2013


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By: Vic L

Added: May 20, 2013

Views: 1,325
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 436660

A Pair of Brand New KCS ES44ACs Lead a Manifest North on the Chester Sub in the snow.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Columbia, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 4802
Train ID: UP MLIAS 27
Photo Date: December 29, 2012


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By: Tommy Wolfe

Added: May 20, 2013

Views: 1,584
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 436627

Near the end of an otherwise dreary day the sun has finally decided to come out for a while before setting, illuminating this BC Rail unit in original paint. The "u" designation in the locomotive ... (more)

Railroad: British Columbia Railway
Locomotive: GE Dash 8-40CMu
Location: Utterson, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: BCOL 4619
Train ID: CN 450
Photo Date: May 19, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: May 20, 2013

Views: 2,809
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 436594

A Star 200BC White Strobe is caught flashing on this AEM-7AC... These strobes were once a distinguishing and common feature of Amtrak road power, but are now only found on their AEM-7s. So with ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ASEA AEM-7
Location: Linthicum, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: 914
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2013


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: May 19, 2013

Views: 1,936
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 436427

The 10:30am Employee Appreciation Special glides downgrade and around Horseshoe Curve, headed back to Altoona with the Pennsylvania heritage unit leading the way. Photo by Casey Thomason. For mor... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8102
Train ID: 958
Photo Date: May 18, 2013


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: May 18, 2013

Views: 8,107
Comments: 2

Favorited: 69
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Photo ID: 436080

Can't Have National Train Day without our Nations Flag.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: 8689
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2013


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By: Andrew Robb

Added: May 14, 2013

Views: 1,783
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 436054

In anticipation of my return to Colorado from Alaska for a few days I thought I would post a few shots from around my former haunts. Colorado Springs can be a busy place as seen here with an empty... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9950
Train ID: Empty Coal
Photo Date: May 20, 2007


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By: Frank Keller

Added: May 14, 2013

Views: 2,550
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 435932

Sitting in Cedar Rapids is like taking a trip back in time, especially with a steam engine out the back window. The 261 has just lead another successful excursion and was spotted at the rear of t... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 261
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 12, 2013


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By: D. Kwarciany

Added: May 13, 2013

People's Choice 2

Views: 11,137
Comments: 19

Favorited: 124
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Photo ID: 435906

The May 11 National Train Day Passenger Extra operated by the New England Central Railroad through cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTRANS) and Vermont Rail System, is seen a... (more)

Railroad: New England Central
Locomotive: GP40-2CU (GP40-2W)
Location: White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: NECR 3015
Train ID: NECR Pass Extra
Photo Date: May 11, 2013


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: May 13, 2013

Views: 1,978
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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