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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: 595842

A Santa Fe local heads westbound west of Wilburn, Illinois, on April 19, 1986. The local is powered by a pair of four-motor EMDs—GP39-2 No. 3642 and GP38 No. 2322.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Wiburn, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3642
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 19, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 11, 2016

Views: 1,405
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Photo ID: 595783

Amtrak leased a group of 15 GP40s from Helm Financial Corporation in the early 1990s. Engine 656 idles between assignments at the Rio Grande depot in Salt Lake City on March 1, 1992. It was built ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 656
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: March 01, 1992


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By: James Belmont

Added: Nov 11, 2016

Views: 3,089
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Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 595779

Doing exactly what they were purchased to do, a pair of Chessie SD50’s brings a trainload of tidewater-bound coal through Hinton, West Virginia on the Chesapeake & Ohio main line. SD50’s gained a ... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Hinton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 8561
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 11, 2016

Views: 3,336
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Photo ID: 595753

Commuter passenger service presented unique challenges to the railroads that operated these trains. One of those challenges was keeping the lights on in the coaches. Long-distance passenger cars w... (more)

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 1523
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 1974


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 10, 2016

Views: 2,900
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 595747

We're on the ex-MILW Skytop 187 Coon Rapids on a special train from Escanaba to Channing,MI.. The owner of the car Dave Vannes (left seated facing rear) chats about his private car with patrons of... (more)

Railroad: Escanaba and Lake Superior
Locomotive: Baldwin DS4-4-1000
Location: Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: ELS 204
Train ID: Special
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 595706

Waiting at an approach signal for single track at Palmer Lake at a location known as the “Sag” near Spruce is a southbound Burlington Northern coal train. Four new Oakway Leasing EMD SD60s, along ... (more)

Railroad: Oakway Leasing (OWY)
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: OWY 9004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 1987


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 10, 2016

Views: 1,582
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Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 595688

Union Pacific EMD MP15DC No.1319 Ex-C&NW 1309, with yard slug S-10 rebuilt from retired Missouri Pacific SW8 No.8003.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1319
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 23, 1987


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 595662

FORT MADISON IA Sept 18 1979 -- Santa Fe GP20u 3038 basks in the sun waiting for a call to duty.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GP20u
Location: Fort Madison, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 18, 1979


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 09, 2016

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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: 4,561
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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: 1,556
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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

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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

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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: 1,253
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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

Views: 1,943
Comments: 2

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