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Railroading in the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, basically anything but the 2000s.
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Photo ID: 665623

In the early days of the BNSF Railway, a Santa Fe B40-8W leads a westbound stack train at Park Moabi, CA, not far from the Arizona-California border. This is a very desolate but starkly beautiful ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Park Moabi, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 530
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1997


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 26, 2018

Views: 1,142
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 665550

A clean, but eclectic, mix of Conrail power leaves the yard in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The mix includes a C36-7, an SD50, a U36B, an SD38, and an MT6 slug. The latter two are a yard set that like... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C36-7
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6627
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 26, 2018

Views: 1,878
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 665519

Westbound on the UP somewhere between Flatonia and San Antonio.

Railroad: EMDX
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Texas, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX 7009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 2000


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By: Carl Lehman

Added: Jul 26, 2018

Views: 772
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 665517

A box with wheels, otherwise known as an E60, appears on top of the Jersey Meadows fill as it approaches the west portal of the Hudson River Tubes.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 964
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 1978


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jul 25, 2018

Views: 1,887
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Photo ID: 665511

Big Boats on the Star

One of the staples of Allentown-area train operations before Conrail was Reading train HB8. Operating from Harrisburg (Rutherford) to Bethlehem (actual... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE U33C
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6577
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 26, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 25, 2018

Views: 2,403
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Photo ID: 665497

FRVR 4304 leads a freight out of Fond Du Lac, WI in July of 1989. FRVR trains on the ex-CNW Air Line were often ignored in favor of the Wisconsin Central that was right next door.

Railroad: Fox River Valley Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: FRVR 4304
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1989


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jul 25, 2018

Views: 998
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Photo ID: 665489

Before delivering its coal loads to Davenport Cement, SP's Davenport Local cut off two of its four GP9s. Note the disrepair of the rail in the yard. The photographer remembers passing through this... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9E
Location: Davenport, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3784
Train ID: SP Davenport Local
Photo Date: March, 1983


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 25, 2018

Views: 3,121
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Photo ID: 665485

Santa Fe GP40X No. 3807 leads an eastbound manifest near the west end of Cable on Tehachapi Pass. According to one engineer, these could be troublesome unit to run. Despite that, railfans liked th... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP40X
Location: Cable, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3807
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1982


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 25, 2018

Views: 1,623
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 665436

Drab Power on a Dreary Day

The day after Conrail’s first anniversary finds a GP30/GP9/GP39 power set in a mix of patched and unpatched Penn Central colors (colors?) approaching Al... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 2213
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 25, 2018

Views: 3,011
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 665413

A pair of Conrail SD50’s leads a Philadelphia - Allentown freight over Buttonwood Street in West Reading, Pennsylvania. The near track leads to the south leg of the Valley Junction wye that leads ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 17, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 24, 2018

Views: 1,106
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Favorited: 12


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Photo ID: 665355

The Pinsly organization, like many shortline holding companies, frequently swapped locomotives between its railroads. That's how Frankfort & Cincinnati S4 106 moved from its home in Kentucky to Ma... (more)

Railroad: Frankfort & Cincinnati
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 106
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 25, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 24, 2018

Views: 2,572
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Photo ID: 665353

Westbound Carlin Local passing thru Winnemucca with GO40-2 #7626 and a former commute GP4OP-2-P

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Winnemucca, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7626
Train ID: Carlin Local
Photo Date: August, 1993


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Jul 24, 2018

Views: 693
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Photo ID: 665340

Bound for Harrisburg, a westbound empty hopper train from Philadelphia rolls through West Reading, Pennsylvania on the Reading Belt Line. Crossing over Penn Avenue, the train is running left hande... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 1943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 03, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 24, 2018

Views: 2,262
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Photo ID: 665298

After meeting an eastbound pig train at Sando, Santa Fe 231 West bursts out of the siding, crossing the short street it had stopped shy of so as not to block trucks coming and going from Domtar Gy... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: Antioch, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 231
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1995


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 23, 2018

Photo of the Week

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Photo ID: 665293

On its inaugural run, Amtrak's San Joaquin has E9A No. 417 and an ex-SP FP7 for power. No. 417 is ex-UP No. 912. There's a big crowd on hand at the ex-Santa Fe depot to see this significant event ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 417
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 23, 2018

Views: 3,686
Comments: 1

Favorited: 28
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