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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.
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Photo ID: 595986

Before the SDP40Fs Arrived … Or Were Even Built!

On October 22, 1972, Amtrak train #3, the Southwest Limited, arrived on Track 6 at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal behind Santa ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5526
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: October 22, 1972


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Nov 13, 2016

Views: 6,529
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Photo ID: 595985

EMDs Muscle Through Fullerton

Six big EMD diesels hustle a Santa Fe freight eastbound on February 25, 1975. Santa Fe SD45 5564 leads a consist that continues with another SD45, an S... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Fullerton, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5564
Train ID: Eastbound
Photo Date: February 25, 1975


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Nov 13, 2016

Views: 4,065
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Photo ID: 595941

Amtrak's northbound Colonial #94 arrives at Alexandria station just in time for a meet with a southbound RF&P freight led by GP40-2 147.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 342
Train ID: AMTK 141
Photo Date: June 24, 1989


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 1,596
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Photo ID: 595921

BELLE PLAINE KS May 2 1982 -- Santa Fe C30-7 8018 leads a COFC-TOFC train on the Transcon. This GE product was built in December 1977. It was retired in November 1992 while wearing SPSF paint. (R... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Belle Plaine, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 8018
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 1982


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 1,175
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Photo ID: 595920

PITTSBURG KS April 1977 -- F7A 73 is tied down at the shops.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Pittsburg, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 73
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1977


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 595894

EMD’s GP39 was a limited-production model, only penetrating the rosters of three railroads. Industrial Kennecott Copper bought one, shortline Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay purchased two, and Class 1 C... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP39
Location: Handley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 3900
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 2,946
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Photo ID: 595863

A six unit consist appears to be headed towards a train in the departure yard at Silvis, IL.

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP4316
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 30, 1978


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Nov 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 595862

Loads East, Empties West

Hinton, West Virginia was a busy division point on the Chesapeake & Ohio. Although there was other traffic, the predominant commodity carried on the C&O wa... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Hinton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 4023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 3,012
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Photo ID: 595853

MILW 305, a late phase GP9 looks pretty dapper in its original scheme as it waits for its next assignment at Milwaukee Road's Tacoma Tide Flats yard 13 months before the demise of western extensio... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 305
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 2,161
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Photo ID: 595847

Venice IL Aug 6 1976 -- Union Electric Lines 7 (left) and 4 are examples of fireless cookers. No 7 has already lost its headlight but still has its generator.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Fireless 0-6-0
Location: Venice, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UEC 7
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 1976


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 12, 2016

Views: 3,792
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Photo ID: 595846

GRANADA CO June 17 1979 -- ATSF GP39-2 3613 blasts htough Granada. Unit 3613 was sold to Portland & Western/Williamette & Pacific.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Granada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3613
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 1979


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 11, 2016

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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: 1,489
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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: 3,318
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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: 3,460
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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: 3,034
Comments: 2

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