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The Way it Used to Be
Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
Photo Album By: ckeefer58
 
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Photo ID: 595658

With my wife standing under the Amtrak herald for a sense of scale, No. 4932 languishes by the original visitor center building. The locomotive was later moved to Cooperstown Junction, NY, and th... (more)

Railroad: Steamtown National Historic Site
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 4932
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 04, 1986


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Nov 09, 2016

Views: 4,431
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 595639

An eastbound freight from Minneapolis climbs the grade out of the Chippewa and Eau Claire River valley as it heads into Altoona yard. GP50 no. 5099 is brand new having been built earlier this mont... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 5099
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 1980


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 09, 2016

Views: 1,487
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 595627

Fallen Flags everywhere. While waiting inside Argo Tower for the American Freedom Train passenger special to arrive, Tom Golden was able to capture a freight pass through on the Illinois Central ... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Argo, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1975


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Nov 09, 2016

Views: 4,847
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 595616

On the late summer day of September 5, 1987, Burlington Northern train No. 3 speeds through Polo, Illinois. Three “tiger-stripe” EMD GP50s splicing a fuel tender are power for the hot train headin... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Polo, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 3115
Train ID: BN 3
Photo Date: September 05, 1987


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 09, 2016

Views: 1,575
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 595589

HUNNEWELL KS Feb 18 1985 -- Santa Fe B23-7 6358 makes its way through the southern Kansas plains after spotting cars at a grain elevator. The train is westbound (compass south) and is ont its way ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Hunnewell, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 6358
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 1985


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 595587

HUTCHINSON KS May 1981 -- Hutchinson & Northern S1 No. 4 awaits a crew to begin its daily chores. Myself and fellow railfan Jeff Prince spent the night driving from Norman OK to Hutchinson just to... (more)

Railroad: Hutchinson & Northern Railway
Locomotive: Alco S1
Location: Hutchinson, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: HN 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1981


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 09, 2016

Views: 1,169
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Photo ID: 595586

GARDEN CITY KS Sept 16 1980 -- Garden Ciity Western Ry. SW1 202 is missing its traction trucks and up on blocks.

Railroad: Garden City Western
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Garden City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: GCW 202
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 1980


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 595585

NORMAN OK Jan 4 1979 -- Santa Fe SD45s 5579 and 5573 handle train 395 eastbound (compass south) between West Fanklin Road and Indian Hills Road.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5579
Train ID: 395
Photo Date: January 04, 1979


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 09, 2016

Views: 1,097
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Photo ID: 595573

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Bealville, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8382
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 1987


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Nov 08, 2016

Views: 2,114
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Photo ID: 595567

CP 7075 was built by Baldwin in 1948 and was retired by CP in October 1979. Here, a year prior to retirement, it would appear the mechanic has his work cut out for him getting the switcher put bac... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Baldwin DS4-4-1000
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 7075
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 08, 2016

Views: 2,766
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 595560

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7617
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 1987


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Nov 08, 2016

Views: 2,023
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 595515

Continuing the story from photo, 595404. After ME-2 completed its set-out at Bound Brook, my father and I drove to Middlesex to get a picture of ME-2 from the Mountain Avenue bridge. In an unusu... (more)

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: Alco RS-2
Location: Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PNC 1561
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 31, 1974


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Nov 08, 2016

Views: 2,324
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 595511

Rogue Bicentennial

The Boston & Maine painted GP38-2 200 in a bicentennial scheme as seen in an RP photo by ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1213
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1980


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 08, 2016

Views: 1,659
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Photo ID: 595458

There's a happy ending! MILW sits on a siding in the MILW yard in Milwaukee, WI in March of 1985. The unit would get moved and spend several years on Jones Island in Milwaukee before ultimately go... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 5056
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1985


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Nov 07, 2016

Views: 5,361
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Photo ID: 595404

Continuing the story from photo, 594747. After NE-1 had passed, my father and I went to Bound Brook to catch the ME-2 making a set-out for the CNJ. C420 408/C420 404/GP9 301/C420 409 pull past t... (more)

Railroad: Lehigh Valley
Locomotive: Alco C420
Location: Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: LV 408
Train ID: ME-2
Photo Date: October 31, 1974


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Nov 07, 2016

Views: 2,274
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18
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