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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: 593697

UP morning eastbound hot pig train out of Los Angeles has just topped over the summit of Cajon Pass and is starting the descent of the east side of the pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD40X
Location: Martinez spur, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6932
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1978


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Oct 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 593685

CP 5592 rolls west with a manifest freight in the Thompson River Canyon east of Lytton, BC. The CN can be viewed on the other side of the river. At this time, CP and CN stayed on their own tracks ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Lytton, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 5592
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 1,565
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Photo ID: 593667

Union Pacific's PVSC manifest freight is ready to depart Provo Yard for Salt Lake City with a pair of Missouri Pacific GP38-2s for power and caboose • July 18, 1986

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: MP 2023
Train ID: UP PVSC
Photo Date: July 18, 1986


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By: James Belmont

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 1,827
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Photo ID: 593650

As dusk falls on the quiet town of North Lima, Ohio, a Pittsburgh & Lake Erie SW1500 is shut down for the night. The unit is off line on the Youngstown & Southern, accompanied by a Y&S caboose.

Railroad: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: North Lima, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: PLE 1567
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 1,380
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Photo ID: 593609

A set of Pittsburgh and Lake Erie power rolls toward the engine house in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. The P&LE U28B’s were early production, with the U25B carbody.

Railroad: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
Locomotive: GE U28B
Location: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PLE 2800
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 593567

Exhibiting severe corrosion issues in its skin, the 4876 is crossing John Street, heading back to the yard to await its next trip to Penn Station, New York. Note the graffiti scrawled in the dust... (more)

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 4876
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: August, 1982


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Oct 23, 2016

Views: 5,408
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Photo ID: 593561

CR local coming off DTI connector onto exPRR CR main Lima

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Lima, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CR 5831
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1976


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Oct 23, 2016

Views: 2,057
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Photo ID: 593560

Some Utah power Provo

Railroad: Utah Railway Company
Locomotive: Alco RSD-5
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UTRY 300
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Oct 23, 2016

Views: 1,733
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Photo ID: 593539

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie passenger GP7 1500 rolls south from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. The brakeman on the front platform doesn’t appear to be in a passenger uniform.

Railroad: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PLE 1500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 23, 2016

Views: 2,279
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Photo ID: 593505

The Octoraro Railway ran an excursion over the former Reading Wilmington & Northern branch from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to Montchanin, Delaware and return. Once back in Chadds Ford, the mixed tr... (more)

Railroad: Toledo, Peoria & Western
Locomotive: Alco RS-2
Location: Oxford, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: TPW 205
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 22, 2016

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Photo ID: 593405

Over two years after the Octoraro Railway purchased two RS2’s from the Toledo, Peoria & Western, the new owner still have made no attempt to place their own identification on the Alco’s. Here for... (more)

Railroad: Toledo, Peoria & Western
Locomotive: Alco RS-2
Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: TPW 202
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 26, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 22, 2016

Views: 1,589
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Photo ID: 593353

A Utah Railway Wattis Plateau to Intermountain Power coal train crosses Bullock Lane along Coal Track 2 south of in Provo on Feb. 21, 1987.

Railroad: Utah Railway Company
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UTAH 9143
Train ID: Wattis to IPP Coal
Photo Date: February 21, 1987


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By: James Belmont

Added: Oct 21, 2016

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Photo ID: 593322

Eastbound EL train picking up orders Pullman Jct south side of Chicago

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: South Chicago Pullman Junction, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: EL 2570
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Oct 21, 2016

Views: 2,776
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Photo ID: 593202

SP power for its Kentucky House Branch, Ione Branch, and local switching duties sits in the small engine facility just east of the main line in Lodi.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Lodi, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 2701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 19, 2016

Views: 2,098
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Photo ID: 593189

With an approach-medium on the cab signal above his right elbow, the Broadway Limited's engineer starts his train west for the next stop in Harrisburg. PRR cab signals could only display four asp... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 923
Train ID: AMTK 441
Photo Date: August 01, 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Oct 19, 2016

Views: 4,016
Comments: 2

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