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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: 597269

Conrail suffered a major service interruption on July 24, 1984. Around 5 o’clock in the morning, westbound train OIIN was passing the Berks Products stone quarry in Temple, Pennsylvania when sever... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Blandon, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 3353
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 23, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 597267

Let it snow! Just after being re-assigned to CNW's Cleveland sales office, I ventured over to see the famous former NYC Collinwood facilities. I was rewarded with an eclectic group of pre-Conrail ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6682
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 18, 1981


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 24, 2016

Views: 5,519
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Photo ID: 597264

One of the favorite faces in railroading, EMD's bulldog nosed E and F units is on display at Burlington Northern's Metra coach yard at Aurora, IL in June 1991. The Es, rebuilt by Morrison-Knudson ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Aurora, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9903
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 08, 1991


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 24, 2016

Views: 1,987
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Photo ID: 597196

A Conrail N7B caboose brings up the end of an eastbound train passing Banks tower. Enola yard and eight hours of rest are only about five miles away.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Banks, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 21014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 597172

CLOVIS NM Jan 24 1976 -- It has just begun to rain as Santa Fe U36C 8719 sits at the Clovis engine facility. Also pictured are an SD45-2, an SD45, an SD26 and an Locotrol receiver unit (converted ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE U36C
Location: Clovis, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 8719
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 24, 1976


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 597115

Osborn Interlocking in Hammond is where the Indiana Harbor Belt's Kankakee Line crosses the former Nickel Plate Chicago to Fort Wayne mainline. Just west of the interlocking, Osborn Yard is a sma... (more)

Railroad: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: IHB 8740
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 1984


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Nov 23, 2016

Views: 1,390
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Photo ID: 597109

Rock commuter train on "Suburban" line approaching Blue Island.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: AB6
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 750
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Nov 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 597097

Helpers push Conrail train UPS, laden with coal for the Portland Generating Station, through Bangor, Pennsylvania. The view is from the West Messinger Street bridge, known locally as “the viaduct”... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 7968
Train ID: CR UPS
Photo Date: February 22, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 23, 2016

Views: 2,080
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Photo ID: 597061

A New Era

Conrail Symbol ABP-1 rolls northward though Flicksville, Pennsylvania on the former DL&W Bangor & Portland Division. This is the very first APB-1 and it represents a big ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Flicksville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 8144
Train ID: CR ABP-1
Photo Date: May 16, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 22, 2016

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Photo ID: 597011

Out of the Hole

A former Erie-Lackawanna SDP45 leads a dimensional special out of the “Hole” at East Penn Junction. The recently rehabilitated connection from the Lehigh Valley mai... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6682
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 22, 2016

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Photo ID: 596981

NORMAN OK June 1984 -- Santa Fe GP50 3817 leads a piggyback train east (compass north) as it approaches the Eufaula Street crossing.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3817
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 22, 2016

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Photo ID: 596973

Jersey bound, a Conrail TV train traverses the junction from the East Penn line to the former Lehigh Valley main line at East Penn Junction. In the background are the former Reading bridge over th... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 8239
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 21, 2016

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Photo ID: 596081

Freshly painted for the failed SPSF merger SF 5401 was sitting at Santa Fe's Hobart yard diesel facility.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1985


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Nov 14, 2016

Views: 2,762
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Photo ID: 596029

OKLAHOMA CITY Mar 23 1975 -- Engineer Wayne Rector (right) and Fireman Johnny Goff pose with their office on wheels. The pair were part of the short pool which operated from Arkansas City KS to Pu... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 502
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 1975


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 13, 2016

Views: 3,767
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Photo ID: 596024

MILW Dynamometer Car X5000 rests in the Milwaukee Depot in March of 1987. I believe this went to the Illinois RR Museum.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Dynamometer car
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW X5000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1987


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Nov 13, 2016

Views: 2,054
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