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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: 472132

The smallest standard gauge 4-6-2 ever built, by Baldwin in 1911, was for the Little River RR in Townsend, Tenn. It served the Smoky Mountain RR for a number of years, and was restored in 1975 to... (more)

Railroad: Smoky Mountain Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: 110
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 1954


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 02, 2014

Views: 3,796
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 472026

A BNSF Frisco Heritage Covered Hopper rolls WB out of Selkirk Yard on an empty grain train.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: TrinityRail 5161CuFt Covered Hopper
Location: Feura Bush, New York, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 483110
Train ID: CSX G343-27
Photo Date: March 01, 2014


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Mar 02, 2014

Views: 3,003
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 471910

Their work on the east side of town completed, a switch crew heads back to UP's small UP Russellville yard. I think yard limits apply on this stretch, so they are allowed to amble along in sight ... (more)

Railroad: GMTX
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Russellville, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 2158
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2013


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By: David Harris

Added: Mar 01, 2014

Views: 2,624
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 471741

Fresh out of the paint booth here at MEI is this switcher/slug combo for GATX.The switcher is former Port of Montreal and the Slug is former KCS.Taken with permission of GATX and MEI.

Railroad: GATX Rail Locomotive Group (GMTX)
Locomotive: Slug
Location: East Saint Louis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 5001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 27, 2014


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By: Mike Mautner

Added: Feb 28, 2014

Views: 6,895
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 471580

Red gold Labeled as calcine or iron oxide, this byproduct from the heydays of smelting at Copperhill, Tennessee has now found new way to get to metal producers overseas; that is by using th... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Gondola
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 486374
Train ID: CSX K535
Photo Date: January 26, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Feb 27, 2014

Views: 7,149
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 471483

During a brief moment of sunshine, a pair of former SOO (nee MKT) MP15AC's head south down the old Missouri Pacific mainline. That MoPac boxcar feels right at home!

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD MP15AC
Location: Dolton, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1395
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 25, 2014


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Feb 26, 2014

Views: 2,578
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 471437

Two Over the Side - It was a long hike over the mountain from Dos Cabezas, but it was worth the view on the other side. Here - Looking into the gorge from near the tracks, two wrecked box ... (more)

Railroad: Carrizo Gorge Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: Carrizo Gorge - San Diego County, California, USA
Locomotive #: - - - -
Train ID: - - - -
Photo Date: January 10, 2014


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By: EL ROCO Photography

Added: Feb 26, 2014

Views: 19,336
Comments: 12

Favorited: 45
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Photo ID: 471145

Someone stole the number boards! A long line of C40-8s and SD9043MACs slowly waste away an afternoon as they sit in the Roseville Yard. All of these units need repair and are waiting for "their tu... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Roseville, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9272
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 23, 2014


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 24, 2014

Views: 7,382
Comments: 3

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 471121

As locomotives approach the "Dodo" servicing tracks at the north end of Union Pacific's Dolores Yard in Carson, California, there is a sign posted reminding crews to pull forward as much possible ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Parking Sign
Location: Carson, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 23, 2014


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Feb 23, 2014

Views: 8,175
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 470408

A GN logo helps identify the heritage of these two flangers, which apparently haven't seen service this winter based on the accumulation of snow of their roofs. Built in December 1936, these were ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Essex, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Feb 18, 2014

Views: 4,382
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Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 470385

This might be the most ornate rail yard entrance in the world!

Railroad: RJ Corman Railroads
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: RJCC 2012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: John Ireland

Added: Feb 18, 2014

Views: 8,461
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 470381

FMIX's plant switcher sits shutdown for the weekend on the loader lead. Note the cool old NW car. There where a couple on the property. I wonder if they are in captive service within the plant?

Railroad: Franklin Industrial Minerals
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Crab Orchard, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: FIMX 4021
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: John Ireland

Added: Feb 18, 2014

Views: 5,581
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 470019

Valentine's Day Surprise. A borrowed Pan Am locomotive leads the afternoon NB Saratoga & North Creek Snow Train # 113 over the Sacandaga River bridge. S&NC borrowed the locomotive to cover the wee... (more)

Railroad: Pan Am Railways
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Hadley, New York, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 352
Train ID: Snow Train
Photo Date: February 14, 2014


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Feb 15, 2014

Views: 6,077
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 469962

Built in 1931 this 12-ton Mack is used as the shop switcher at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Known as the "flying outhouse" this little diesel was restored for the museum by Reserve Mining an... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Mack Industrial
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: LSTM 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 04, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Feb 14, 2014

Views: 5,368
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 469930

To negotiate the numerous curves found on today’s rails, innovative holding mechanisms were created and attached to these 89 foot flatcars which allow the large blades to pivot their way around an... (more)

Railroad: Trailer Train Corporation
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: TTYX 353867
Train ID: UP SBRPTW
Photo Date: September 21, 2013


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Feb 14, 2014

Views: 7,189
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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