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Motor Cars and Things on the Rails
Transportation for rail workers, unique machines on the rails! Some very good, some humorous!
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Photo ID: 333434

This unit started life as a storage-battery electric (there were a number of these built between 1915 and 1930, mostly by GE and Westinghouse) working for Newport-News Shipbuilding. It was conver... (more)

Railroad: Moss-American
Locomotive: unknown
Location: Navassa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: 252
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1971


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Aug 02, 2010

Views: 4,329
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Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 332576

On the Romanian forestry railways it was very common to convert road vehicle into rail vehicles. This former Russian truck was used on the Comandau line.

Railroad: CFF Romania Forestry Railway
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Comandau, Romania
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 1994


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jul 25, 2010

Views: 8,811
Comments: 4

Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 332428

This Wylie 'Fire Cart' was part of a lengthy group of maintenance of way machines working main #1 of Union Pacific's Provo Sub at Midvale, Utah.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Midvale, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: UP MOW Gang
Photo Date: July 10, 2010


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jul 24, 2010

Views: 2,780
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 331092

A "unit train" of speeder cars lines up and members talk about the day ahead while watching operations on the CN ore dock as they prepare to depart the former DM&IR depot in Two Harbors for a 27.9... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: NARCOA Event
Photo Date: July 10, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Jul 11, 2010

Views: 5,016
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 331015

By 1995 the WC had assembled quite a group of experienced craftsmen at North Fond du Lac Diesel. Always on the look out for ways to upgrade the power on the system, WC had bought three ex CSX GP40... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC 3008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 1995


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jul 10, 2010

Views: 21,125
Comments: 18

Favorited: 120


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Photo ID: 330984

A rare narrow gauge Plymouth FL locomotive is spotted just outside the brick roundhouse at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden.

Railroad: Golden City & San Juan Railroad
Locomotive: Plymouth FL
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: GCSJ 3
Train ID: Static Display
Photo Date: July 04, 2010


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jul 10, 2010

Views: 3,410
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 330551

Its been just over a year since I operated on the rails... Downsizing from a locomotive to a hirail bus, what a shame! Here an acquired Algoma Central bus brings up the rear of the tie gang over n... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Blue Bird International Bus
Location: Dock Siding, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 69038
Train ID: CN TE32 Gang
Photo Date: July 04, 2010


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Jul 05, 2010

Views: 9,908
Comments: 1

Favorited: 44

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Photo ID: 330275

These little machines are Field Pushers and Pig Pushers. Operated by longshoremen, they move on a narrow gauge track adjacent to the rail yard tracks. These machines are used to move loaded coal c... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: None
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 17, 1996


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By: William E. Griffin, Jr.

Added: Jul 03, 2010

Views: 6,663
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Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 328835

Somebody knows something about this railcar ?

Railroad: Cuban National
Locomotive: Railcar
Location: Casilda, Cuba
Locomotive #: Railcar n 637
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2001


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By: Fabrice Lanoue

Added: Jun 21, 2010

Views: 9,553
Comments: 3

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 327996

An Odd Beast. WMC broke out the REO Speedwagon Railbus for the Flying Yankee Restoration Group's White Mountain Railfest. After a f... (more)

Railroad: White Mountain Central Railroad
Locomotive: Railbus
Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: WMC B1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 13, 2010


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By: Paolo Roffo

Added: Jun 13, 2010

Views: 6,601
Comments: 2

Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 327768

On June 12th, 2008, floods hit Iowa hard. Here, a maintenance "train" descends into the bottoms of Burlington, Iowa, where the Mississippi River still sits over much of the Burlington riverside y... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: White Freightliner Cab
Location: Burlington, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 22, 2008


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By: Chicago Super Chief

Added: Jun 11, 2010

Views: 6,617
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 327516

The driver of Z14 is on his cell phone, while the guard waits to hear whatever news he has. Perhaps he was finding out if the mountain top station was open on such a dull, rainy and cloudy day. Th... (more)

Railroad: Schafenbergbahn
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-2RT
Location: St. Wolfgang, Austria
Locomotive #: Z14
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2010


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By: Graham Williams

Added: Jun 09, 2010

Views: 6,126
Comments: 3

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 326813

An Army 45 ton General Electric Switcher is sitting in front of an awesome South Shore Line sign at the Illinois Railway Museum.

Railroad: United States Army
Locomotive: GE 45 ton
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: USAX 8537
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 29, 2010


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By: Jake B.

Added: Jun 02, 2010

Views: 3,974
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 324942

General Belgrano Railroad's meter-gauge General Electric 75t. #5767 makes a rare appearance heading through-freight train number 5004, as it enters Saldias Yard in Buenos Aires. Being the premier ... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: GE 75t.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Locomotive #: FA 5767
Train ID: GB 5004
Photo Date: January 25, 1985


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By: Julio Pastine

Added: May 20, 2010

Views: 3,086
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 324825

No Steam Today. Late in the season after the crowds die down, Strasburg uses its Brill motor car to protect weekday runs. On this Friday, the return leg of the 4:00 trip coincided ... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Railroad
Locomotive: Brill Motorcar
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: LO&S 10
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 06, 2009


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By: Paolo Roffo

Added: May 19, 2010

Views: 3,391
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17

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