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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: 593884

Faded, and with yellow safety paint added to the handrails and journal box covers, this Reading SW1 looks otherwise the same as when it rolled out of LaGrange in 1941. It survived as one of the ol... (more)

Railroad: Reading
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 23
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 31, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 25, 2016

Views: 2,632
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Photo ID: 593869

BUTTES CO March 11 1980 -- An SD 40-2 leads a coal train.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Bates, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BN 7110
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 11, 1980


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 25, 2016

Views: 1,481
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Photo ID: 593836

Memorial Day Weekend 1975 gave me the opportunity to visit Vancouver Island for the first time. Our ferry landed in Nanaimo, and presented me with an opportunity to see CP Rail colors for the firs... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 8831
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 25, 2016

Views: 1,467
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 593815

With alternating 1970s/1960s paint schemes, five Reading EMDs roll an eastbound freight on the main line at Hecla, Pennsylvania. Lead locomotive 3674 is one of five GP40-2s underwritten by Bet... (more)

Railroad: Reading
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Hecla, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 3674
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 29, 1975


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 25, 2016

Views: 3,556
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Photo ID: 593758

WP NW2 No. 608 sits on the turntable tracks next to Tidewater Southern Alco RS1 No. 746. No. 608 is now on display in restored paint at the Portola Railroad Museum.

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP 608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 1,938
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Photo ID: 593747

The one-of-a-kind 6,000 hp experimental freight electric rests between assignments in the forlorn yard tracks east of Harrisburg's station. Weighing in at 182 1/2 tons and nearly 69 feet long, th... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GM6C
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX 1975
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 5,045
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Photo ID: 593725

Freshly painted DMIR 157 and a spotless caboose, C-239 are parked at BN's Rices Point Yard south of downtown Duluth, MN, presumably during a transfer run from Proctor. 1984 was a year of significa... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 28, 1984


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 1,886
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Photo ID: 593703

Rock Island F9M 4161 and GP9 1319 idle at Rock Island's Inver Grove Yard engine facility in South St. Paul. The F unit was originally built as an F3 for Union Pacific, and later upgraded to an F9 ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4161
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 2,369
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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

Views: 2,518
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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: 1,641
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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

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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: 1,476
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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 U28Bs 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

Views: 2,216
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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: 5,553
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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: 2,211
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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