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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: 592737

Freshly painted SDF40-2 No. 5264 rolls off the Tehachapi grade just west of Mojave. The unit was rebuilt from Amtrak SDP40F No. 632. In all, as part of a horsepower trade, Amtrak sent 18 SDP40Fs t... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: SDF40
Location: Mojave, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5264
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1985


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 1,723
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Photo ID: 592736

ENID OK April 28 1980 -- This sad caboose hadn't been used in awhile as evidenced by the tree growing out from underneath. Sadly, it was a symptom of things to come. The slide mount says Enid but ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 10981
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 28, 1980


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 5,033
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Photo ID: 592734

WP GP35s idle at the railroad's engine facility in Stockton.

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP 3008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2002


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 1,958
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Photo ID: 592731

Forecasting changes to come about 15 years later, UP SD40-2 3127 invades Southern Pacific space at Roseburg, OR, surrounded by SP cabooses and a pair of SD9s. This line was spun off and is now ope... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Roseburg, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3127
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 1980


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 1,818
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Photo ID: 592730

X-Milwaukee Road GP9, STMA 103 tiptoes its train across Benewah Lake trestle on the former Milwaukee Road mainline as it heads west from St. Maries to Plummer, ID to interchange cars with the Unio... (more)

Railroad: St. Maries River Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Plummer, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: STMA 103
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 20, 2016


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 1,713
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Photo ID: 592729

NP 907, an Alco RS-11, gets a look under the hood by a mechanic at Burlington Northern's X-GN roundhouse in Superior, WI. Former GN passenger GP9 no. 679 looks on, and symmetry is kept by a pair o... (more)

Railroad: Northern Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Alco RS-11
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: NP 907
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 3,010
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Photo ID: 592666

EMD test train on Santa Fe's Raton sub near Hoehnes, CO

Railroad: Electro Motive Division (EMD)
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1984


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Oct 15, 2016

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Photo ID: 592657

A Wisconsin Electric coal; train waits for a crew on the Monongahela Railway at White Cottage, Pennsylvania. The Super 7s are on the property, but two of the GP38s have not yet been sent for tra... (more)

Railroad: Monongahela Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: White Cottage, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: MGA 2002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1990


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 15, 2016

Views: 1,580
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Photo ID: 592523

Fresh from Topeka with it's new "Topeka" cab as well as a fresh coat of paint CF7 2485 rests on Hobart diesel service track seven before going to work.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: CF7
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2485
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1980


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Oct 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 592499

Elmhurst Chicago Stone 50 tonner SU545 rests at the quarry on the west side of Elmhurst, IL in July of 1986. The quarry was located next to the C&NW mainline and frequently used ore jennies in its... (more)

Railroad: Elmhurst Chicago Stone Company
Locomotive: GE 50-ton
Location: Elmhurst, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: SU545
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1986


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 13, 2016

Views: 3,304
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Photo ID: 592498

Looking like a railroad train you can model, CNW 4334 leads a short freight on the wye at Saint Francis in May of 1983. As soon as the semaphore gives a clear signal, the train will continue westw... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Saint Francis, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4334
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1983


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 13, 2016

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Photo ID: 592497

SP 4336 and an SP cupola caboose go on duty at Lebanon, OR. Lebanon was a hub for some SP locals and also the Oregon Electric (BN) at the time. This line is now handled by the Albany & Eastern Rai... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Lebanon, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4336
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 13, 2016

Views: 1,545
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Photo ID: 592496

GN 332 and a former GN F3B idle at the former GN passenger roundhouse at the east side entry to St. Paul's Union Station in April 1970. This photo was taken a month into the BN merger, but its all... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: GN 332
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 13, 2016

Views: 1,926
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Photo ID: 592493

Rebuilt SP Alco C630 No. 3148 sits outside the shops in early morning light. A big Alco in these parts is a rarity, since power assigned to Roseville is almost exclusively EMD.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C630
Location: Roseville, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3148
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 13, 2016

Views: 1,996
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Photo ID: 592476

A N&W SD45 and SD35 rest at Weller Yard in April 1971.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Weller Yard, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1971


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Oct 13, 2016

Views: 2,736
Comments: 0

Favorited: 20
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