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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: 593143

Santa Fe FP45 No. 5945, which began service with road number 105 in the beautiful red and silver "warbonnet" passenger scheme, idles in front of the shops wearing the railroad's freight ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: Barstow, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5945
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1971


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 19, 2016

Views: 2,249
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Photo ID: 593074

NORMAN OK April 29 1980-- A clean SD45-2 and a smoking U-boat on train 325 toward the Brooks Street crossing.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5633
Train ID: 325
Photo Date: April 29, 1980


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 18, 2016

Views: 1,672
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Photo ID: 593028

THACKERVILLE OK June 25 1979 -- A very new Santa Fe B23-7 6377 is at the lead of a hopper train. GE built the unit in June 1979 so it is possible this is its first run on the Gulf line.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 6377
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 25, 1979


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 18, 2016

Views: 1,457
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 593027

SP EMD and FM commute power idles on a weekend in San Jose waiting to resume commute duties on Monday morning.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: FM H24-66
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3024
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1972


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 18, 2016

Views: 2,131
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 592992

With the Manhattan skyline in the background, Long Island SW1001 103 switches a cut of commuter coaches in the yard at Long Island City, Queens, New York.

Railroad: Long Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1001
Location: Long Island City, New York, USA
Locomotive #: LIRR 103
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 17, 2016

Views: 1,694
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Photo ID: 592942

A quartet of CP Rail SD40-2s climb Rogers Pass and crosses Stoney Creek trestle just east of the Connaught tunnel with a unit sulfur train in conventional hoppers in tow.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 5846
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 17, 2016

Views: 3,112
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Photo ID: 592940

A rare sight, of two nose to nose CN Snowplows No.55421R and No.55265R parked in Bathurst, CN Yard April 06, 1986, and the good looking girl in the picture is my wife Amy.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: ECC Snowplows
Location: Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 55421R
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 06, 1986


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 592937

1982 was a recession year, and that coupled with nearing the end of the ore hauling season began generating lines of stored SD9s and 18s on the Missabe at Proctor yard. On an especially cold, rain... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Proctor, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 159
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 17, 2016

Views: 1,810
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Photo ID: 592936

Except for the number boards, this could have been a typical day at Allouez on the Great Northern anytime after 1962. The simplified scheme SD7 is leaving the yard with a short transfer of empty o... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 592881

SASAKWA OK May 1974 -- Two SD45s handle the headend of an autorack train. Open auto racks were still a common sight.

Railroad: St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Sasakwa, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: SLSF 907
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1974


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 17, 2016

Views: 1,618
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Photo ID: 592878

HOLDENVILLE OK July 10 1978 -- Dust from a passing auto clouds the scene st a Katy F3A makes its way east on Rock Island tracks.

Railroad: Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad (Katy)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Holdenville, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: MKT 70-A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 1978


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 17, 2016

Views: 1,501
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 592877

I christen thee.....A bottle of champagne breaks on the coupler of WC #1 as it is dedicated to the late Francis J. Wiener in November of 1990. Fran was an avid fan of the Soo Line and later the WC... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC #1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1990


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 17, 2016

Views: 2,563
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Photo ID: 592840

Even the Santa Fe looks good in the rain! ATSF 3640 brings a westbound thru Galesburg in October of 1985.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3640
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1985


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 1,825
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Photo ID: 592839

MGA 2308 works in Brownsville, PA in June of 1992 as the tug Bill Stile works the river.

Railroad: Monongahela Railway
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: MGA 2308
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1995


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 1,469
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Photo ID: 592738

LA JUNTA CO June 17 1979 -- The La Junta engine facility was a great location to drive into and out of quickly while taking pictures of select subjects. A white hard hat was also useful. This shot... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD39
Location: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 4012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 1979


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 1,899
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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