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Photo ID: 422308

Snow has already fallen at the top of Mullan Pass when a westbound BNSF manifest freight with a pair of Montana Rail Link SD45s as point helpers exited Montana Rail Link's Mullan Tunnel. Before th... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Blossburg, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 327
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2006


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By: Tom Danneman

Added: Jan 23, 2013

Views: 2,496
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 422200

Working its way west with everything kind of behind the times with the cold temps.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GP20C
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CP 2200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2013


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By: Scott Marsh

Added: Jan 22, 2013

Views: 2,656
Comments: 2

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 422063

This is a view from the rear coach of a TVRM excursion for the L&N Historical Society 2009 convention. The bridge crosses the Hiwassee River at Reliance, TN, on the former L&N "Hook & Eye" route v... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Coach
Location: Reliance, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 25, 2009


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 21, 2013

Views: 1,850
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 422034

Practically new (built in July 1973), Amtrak SDP40F 508 sits at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal after arriving with train #3, the Southwest Limited on July 9th, 1973.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 508
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: July 09, 1973


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jan 20, 2013

Views: 2,555
Comments: 5

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 421048

Three Milwaukee Road locomotives led by SD40-2 No. 146 leads Lakes States train No. 18 at Brookfield, Wisconsin, on June 13, 1987. The train appears to laying down a nice blue smoke screen to perh... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 146
Train ID: LSTD 18
Photo Date: June 13, 1987


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 12, 2013

Views: 3,078
Comments: 0

Favorited: 26


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Photo ID: 420826

TRAINS CAN KILL.... to make motorists more aware of the dangers of arguing with a train, Transnet Freight Rail has erected large billboards at certain level crossings along the secondary main line... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Magaliesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-120
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 23, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 10, 2013

Views: 1,737
Comments: 2

Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 420786

Despite the fact that the Santa Fe was the first of the "Super Seven" to go, its relatively common to find power still painted for the railroad all over Southern California, albeit relegated to lo... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP60M
Location: Moreno Valley, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 123
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 05, 2013


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By: John Ireland

Added: Jan 10, 2013

Views: 2,594
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 420577

The distinct wheel of an Amfleet II car has an interesting pattern of snow and ice. My theory is that the heat caused during braking melted snow into a spoke-like array of icicles.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Amfleet II
Location: Rochester, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 48
Photo Date: December 27, 2012


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jan 07, 2013

Views: 9,147
Comments: 7

Favorited: 41
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Photo ID: 420299

VIA 73 accelerating up to track speed (90 MPH) on the VIA Chatham Sub briefly after its station stop in Chatham. This train surprised me as I was sitting in my car to keep warm on this freezing co... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6438
Train ID: VIA 73
Photo Date: January 04, 2013


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By: railboy1

Added: Jan 06, 2013

Views: 1,780
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 420231

580 creeps down Clarence Street towards Ingenia with 7 hoppers in tow. This is a regular Wednesday occurance, and pedestrians treat it as such.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 4138
Train ID: CN 580
Photo Date: January 02, 2013


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By: Billster8724

Added: Jan 05, 2013

Views: 2,808
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 420118

Mixed freight train coming from Bulgaria running in direction of Nis. This line only sees one passenger train pair during the night. I think there are on average 5 freight train pairs during the d... (more)

Railroad: ZS - Zeleznice Srbije
Locomotive: ZS 661
Location: Ostrovica, Serbia and Montenegro
Locomotive #: 661 118
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2012


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By: Derk Luijt

Added: Jan 04, 2013

Views: 2,218
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 418376

with passenger train number 19 Beijing - Moscow

Railroad: RZD (Rossiyskye Zheleznye Dorogi)
Locomotive: 2TE10M
Location: Borzya, Chita region, Russia
Locomotive #: 2TE10M-0828
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 26, 2011


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By: Igor Zhgutov

Added: Dec 21, 2012

Views: 2,719
Comments: 3

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 417741

New station, new train, what is there not to like about passenger railroad service in northern Sweden? SJ 580 from Stockholm to Umeå Central glides into the ultra modern Umeå Östra Station at 23:... (more)

Railroad: SJ - Statens Järnvägar
Locomotive: X55
Location: Umeå, Sweden
Locomotive #: SJ 3751
Train ID: SJ 580
Photo Date: December 14, 2012


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By: Brian Kays

Added: Dec 14, 2012

Views: 2,667
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 417559

A half an hour late, SJ 580 from Stockholm C to Umeå C arrives at 23:15 on track #3. Regular high-speed passenger service direct from Umeå to Stockholm began four days prior on Sunday, December 9... (more)

Railroad: SJ - Statens Järnvägar
Locomotive: X55
Location: Umeå, Sweden
Locomotive #: SJ 3349
Train ID: SJ 580
Photo Date: December 12, 2012


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By: Brian Kays

Added: Dec 12, 2012

Views: 2,665
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 415740

Two new commuting units RABe 511 103 and 105 as light running on their way back to Lausanne in the Lavaux vineyards.

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: RABe511
Location: Grandvaux, Switzerland
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 32058
Photo Date: November 14, 2012


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By: Brünig

Added: Nov 22, 2012

Views: 1,624
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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