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Photo ID: 425443

The owner and My boss and an overall great guy, Mr. Respondek took His 3 recently painted geeps out for their first run on the Squaw Creek Southern.The former C&NW #4139 and former Peabody #1001 a... (more)

Railroad: Respondek Railroad Corp.
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Booneville, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: RRC 4139
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2013


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By: Mike Mautner

Added: Feb 17, 2013

Views: 8,072
Comments: 12

Favorited: 61
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Photo ID: 424977

Montana Rail Link’s Paradise Local rumbles along the Clark Fork just west of Eddy (east of Thompson Falls), Montana, on January 24, 2013. A build-up of ice on the rocks on the edges of a cove alon... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Eddy, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 109
Train ID: Paradise Local
Photo Date: January 24, 2013


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 14, 2013

People's Choice 1

Views: 9,669
Comments: 7

Favorited: 77
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Photo ID: 424944

The Reading unit works the paper mill in Spring Grove pictured here heading for another cut of coal cars.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1067
Train ID: NS 510
Photo Date: February 09, 2012


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By: Jim Johnston

Added: Feb 13, 2013

Views: 2,448
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 424878

A unit oil train is framed through the empty window of an abandoned Sinclair gas station along old U.S. 30 through James Town near Green River, Wyoming, on the afternoon of March 12, 2012. Sunset ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Green River, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6871
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2012


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 13, 2013

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 3

Views: 10,466
Comments: 7

Favorited: 63
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Photo ID: 424478

Northbound Amtrak 118 pulls the Coast Starlight with a Iowa Pacific dome car on the end across the Gaviota trestle on a winters day.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Gaviota, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 118
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2013


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Feb 10, 2013

Screener's Choice

Views: 9,550
Comments: 3

Favorited: 45


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Photo ID: 423750

Railroad: Dubai Metro
Locomotive: 5000
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Locomotive #: 5020
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2011


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By: Lukas Gerber

Added: Feb 04, 2013

Views: 1,530
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 423715

ChS4T locomotive with passanger train crosses Oka river, the largest right tributary of the Volga. Not far from that bridge in Nizhny Novgorod city Oka river flows into the Volga. The width of the... (more)

Railroad: Russian Railways
Locomotive: ChS4T
Location: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 2012


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By: Ilya Semyonoff

Added: Feb 04, 2013

Views: 4,325
Comments: 3

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 423706

RJ Corman's "Old Kentucky Dinner Train" encounters a rock slide just past the tunnel at Eastwood. The alert crew brought the train to a safe stop well short of the slide. Photo taken from railro... (more)

Railroad: RJ Corman
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Eastwood, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: RJC 1941
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 03, 2013


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By: Bo Gray

Added: Feb 03, 2013

Views: 5,544
Comments: 4

Favorited: 38

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Photo ID: 423628

FCEN 65 awaits the call of duty at their operation in Newberry, FL.

Railroad: Florida Central
Locomotive: EMD CF7
Location: Newberry, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FCEN 65
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 30, 2012


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By: Patrick Phelan

Added: Feb 03, 2013

Views: 1,731
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 423619

Thanks to the heads up of a fellow railfan, the EDMO finally makes a long awaited appearance as it rolls west over the Hoosic River. This all EMD lashup features three of the HLCX lease units tha... (more)

Railroad: Pan Am Railways
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Schaghticoke, New York, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 605
Train ID: EDMO
Photo Date: February 02, 2013


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By: Jack M. Jakeman

Added: Feb 03, 2013

Views: 2,716
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 423374

In the longest days of the year, the sun sets down the Aurora Sub between Milledgeville and Chadwick. One of these summer days in 1998, the sun is a red ball as it lights miles of track. If one co... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: n/a
Location: West of Milledgeville, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July, 1998


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 01, 2013

Views: 2,817
Comments: 1

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 423347

Oops... A BNSF Big Stone Power empty coal train looks to have been sideswiped by some loaded grain cars from the Aberdeen Wheat Growers' Plant on the west end of town.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 01, 2013


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By: Nick Smith

Added: Feb 01, 2013

Views: 7,971
Comments: 2

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 423220

By the mid-1980s, most cabooses on the D&RGW were living on borrowed time. Caboose 01489 was spotted in fresh paint near Provo on June 20, 1984. It was originally constructed by the Rio Grande at ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: DRGW Caboose
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 01489
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 20, 1984


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jan 31, 2013

Views: 3,903
Comments: 4

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 422903

A school bus loads children at the stop near the church as an empty coal train works its way back into the McDowell County coal fields. The train catches a red signal and comes to a stop just befo... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Keystone, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9016
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2011


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Jan 28, 2013

Views: 5,221
Comments: 8

Favorited: 43

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Photo ID: 422393

Enclosed merchandise is not the only thing boxcars carry.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Boxcar
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 727200
Train ID: BNSF Y-BIR103
Photo Date: January 19, 2013


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jan 23, 2013

Views: 5,982
Comments: 1

Favorited: 27

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