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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: 592474

Northbound train 222 at Yadkin, NC in the fall of 1971.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Yadkin, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4243
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1971


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Oct 13, 2016

Views: 4,588
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Photo ID: 592446

Union Pacific 2914 pulls into a yard track behind the Green River depot with high-wide loads all on Santa Fe flat cars.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Green River, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2914
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1985


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By: John Shine

Added: Oct 13, 2016

Views: 6,258
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Photo ID: 592369

WAYNOKA OK May 1978 -- An SD45-2 takes a train across a short bridge.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Waynoka, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5631
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 15, 1978


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 13, 2016

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Photo ID: 592352

GP35u (for "upgraded") No. 2927 helps lift a heavy manifest up the 1.0 percent westbound grade in Martinez, CA. The freight is headed for Franklin Canyon.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GP35u
Location: Martinez, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2927
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1985


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 12, 2016

Views: 1,200
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Photo ID: 592351

PURCELL OK July 1977 -- ATSF 3546 eases to a stop beside ATSF 328. Both trains were crewed by a short pool that operated between Arkansas City to Purcell and between Purcell and Gainesville. The... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Purcell, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 328
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1977


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 592295

A 1981 trip to the Midwest included a few absolutely miserable weather days in the Ohio River Valley. One of the biggest prizes on those days was a chance to photograph one of seven Alco S5s ever... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Alco S5
Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: Jeffboat 102
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 19, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 592247

PURCELL OK May 31 1985 -- The engineer of AT&SF 8082 snags his orders. The train is traveling west (compass south). I must have viewed this scene hundreds of times but only rarely thought to photo... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Purcell, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 8082
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 31, 1985


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 592246

COLCHESTER IL Sept 19 1979 -- A crewman is on the steps of a C&S SD40-2 on the First Subdivision of the Hannibal Division.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Colchester, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CS 910
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 19, 1979


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 592165

SD60 demonstrator EMD-4 leads a train under the former Western Maryland Thomas Subdivision on the Baltimore & Ohios St. Lous main at a location known as 21st Bridge in Maryland. The location gets... (more)

Railroad: Electro Motive Division (EMD)
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: 21st Bridge, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: EMD-4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 27, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 592131

The caboose end of an SP westbound heads for tunnel 2 as SP 8300 West waits in Bealville siding to proceed downhill toward Bakersfield. The 8300 has another westbound waiting at Allard, right behi... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: tunnel 2, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8300
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1975


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 11, 2016

Views: 4,407
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Photo ID: 592012

The Guilford Transportation Industries gray and orange paint scheme was considered by many to be a downgrade from the Maine Central gold, Boston & Maine blue, and D&H lightning stripe schemes that... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SD39
Location: Conklin, New York, USA
Locomotive #: BM 692
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 591886

Late in the day, two ex-WP GP35s wait to depart Stockton Yard at Charter Way with a load of coiled steel bound for Pittsburg. The two units are assinged here by contract because of the A/C units a... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 797
Train ID: UP Pittsburg Local
Photo Date: April, 1984


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 591874

SD35s!

In the early 1980s, M&K Junction near Rowlesburg, West Virginia was a stronghold for Chessie SD35s running out some of their later days in helper service. Here one from t... (more)

Railroad: Western Maryland Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Amblersburg, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 7433
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 12, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 591846

Snow-fighter SD9E No. 4349 waits for a light from the dispatcher to proceed down the bypass. The icicle breaker SD9 will then enter the engine facility.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9E
Location: Antelope, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4339
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 591815

A night to remember. DRGW train 18, the Rio Grande Zephyr has arrived at Denver Union Station on the night of Dec 24, 1982 after having to fight a horrendous snow storm. To the left in the photo ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Not shown
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Not in photo
Train ID: 18
Photo Date: December 24, 1982


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By: raildudemel

Added: Oct 08, 2016

Views: 2,927
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