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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: 594161

Milwaukee Road SDL39 581 became a regular on the Winona, MN-Eau Claire, WI branch by the early 1970s, replacing aging Alco RSC-2s. Milwaukee ended up with 10 of these units, nine of which made it ... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: SDL39
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 581
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 27, 2016

Views: 2,089
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 594076

There’s no doubt that the highlight of the 1983 NRHS convention was the night photo session at Richmond’s famed triple crossing. Conducted by the late Jim Boyd, the scene featured a Chesapeake & O... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6143
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 27, 2016

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Views: 19,405
Comments: 17

Favorited: 137
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Photo ID: 594072

Having just entered the former Monon Road (presently, in 1983, L&N) mainline from Chicago on trackage rights, a southbound Terre Haute to Louisville manifest tiptoes along J Street while obeying t... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Bedford, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 03, 1983


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By: M Leachman

Added: Oct 27, 2016

Views: 19,737
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Favorited: 81

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Photo ID: 594069

Southwest of Argentine KS April 1976 -- At speed and leaning into the superelevation. I believe this is one of the last instances of the Super C operation as the trains were discontinued in May of... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Argentine, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1976


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 27, 2016

Views: 2,026
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 594052

ARGENTINE KS May 1975 -- Santa Fe Bicentennial SD45-2 5702 is all alone as it makes its way to the shops. Note missing presidential seal on the round shield. I was with a Santa Fe employee for thi... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Argentine, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1975


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 26, 2016

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Photo ID: 593993

Two Seaboard Coast Line SD45’s in original paint, and an SCL SD40-2 in Family Lines paint await their next southbound assignment at Acca Yard in Richmond, Virginia.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 2033
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 26, 2016

Views: 2,348
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 593991

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Santa Clara, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3195
Train ID: SP 151
Photo Date: July, 1979


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Oct 26, 2016

Views: 2,646
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 593976

CLOVIS NM Jan 23 1984 -- Early morning light bathes the scene at the east end of Clovis as ATSF 3525 handles switching duties.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Clovis, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3525
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 23, 1985


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 26, 2016

Views: 1,101
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 593967

TH&B SW9 no. 56 and GP7 no. 75 idle at their Hamilton, ON engine facility. SW9 56 was built by General Motors Diesel Division, London, ON in December 1950 and sold to Atlas Steel, Welland, ON for ... (more)

Railroad: Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: TH&B 56
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1981


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 26, 2016

Views: 1,500
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 593939

Built as U23B, remanufactured as 3000-hp SF30B by Santa Fe, Cleburne, later derated to 2,300 hp.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE/ATSF SF30B
Location: Cleburne, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 7200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1988


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 26, 2016

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Photo ID: 593909

Burlington Northern’s turn to Climax, Colorado, has returned to its base of Leadville, and the crew is putting the caboose over to the roundhouse before spotting the two cars over on the interchan... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: caboose
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BN 10286
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 25, 2016

Views: 6,164
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Favorited: 39
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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: 2,773
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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: 1,549
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Favorited: 6
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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: 1,557
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 593815

With alternating 1970’s/1960’s paint schemes, five Reading EMD’s roll an eastbound freight on the main line at Hecla, Pennsylvania. Lead locomotive 3674 is one of five GP40-2’s 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: 3,753
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18
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