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Photo ID: 497329

Norfolk Southern's "Savannah & Atlanta" heritage unit (SD70ACe #1065) and CSX ES44AC #3110 leads CSX train Q61409 through "The Gulch" at control point Spring in downtown Atlant... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: 1065
Train ID: Q61409
Photo Date: September 09, 2014


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: Sep 10, 2014

Views: 2,998
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 497137

Acela arrives and MARC leaves. Note the green light on the pantograph caused by an arc.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: Linthicum Heights, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 2030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2014


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Sep 08, 2014

Views: 5,048
Comments: 1

Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 495180

Canadian National's Clinton Local shoves into the south end of the Illinois & Midland Railroad's Shops Yard in Springfield, as a Sunday morning easy rider heads out on the open road, Sunday, Au... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2013
Train ID: CLINTON LOCAL
Photo Date: June 29, 2014


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By: Steve Smedley

Added: Aug 25, 2014

Views: 7,714
Comments: 7

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 494428

One never has to work very hard to figure out a line operated by R.J. Corman, the name is abundantly placed on everything. Here two SD45 display shells are bracketed by a couple of cabooses placed... (more)

Railroad: R.J. Corman Railroads
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: RJCC 2012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 2014


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By: Joe Nugent

Added: Aug 20, 2014

Views: 8,666
Comments: 0

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 493064

NS 7021 is Either meeting her fate at the torches or is getting prepared to have a new cab installed as 2 workers from JBS are taking her apart piece by piece

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7021
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2014


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By: Philip Banks

Added: Aug 08, 2014

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People's Choice 2

Views: 19,377
Comments: 9

Favorited: 69


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Photo ID: 492757

Built in 1949, C&O no. 1309 a 2-6-6-2 class Steam locomotive sits on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Interchange track. The locomotive made a lengthy journey from Baltimore, MD, the engine fi... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CO 1309
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June 27, 2014


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By: Ryan Lewis

Added: Aug 06, 2014

Views: 16,998
Comments: 2

Favorited: 57

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Photo ID: 492185

Another port, another treasure

After my picture #491978 showing precious copper in the Port of Antofag... (more)

Railroad: Societe du Port Ferroviaire de Baie-Comeau Haute-Rive (SOPOR)
Locomotive: -
Location: Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: ICG 978880
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 16, 2013


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 02, 2014

Views: 7,948
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 491978

Treasure shipment

Tons of 99.99% pure copper plates have just been unloaded from the FCAB cars. They are coming from the many mines and copper plants in nearby the Atacama desert. ... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: -
Location: Antofagasta, Chile
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 16, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 01, 2014

Views: 8,390
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 491873

Arcelor-Mittal Mines Canada had planned to fully repaint the fleet of Quebec Cartier Mining AC44CWs into the orange and grey corporate colors, however funding has staved off those efforts temporar... (more)

Railroad: Quebec Cartier Mining
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Lac-Walker, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: QCM 14 12
Train ID: AMMC 14 North
Photo Date: July 26, 2014


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Jul 31, 2014

Views: 7,802
Comments: 2

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 487661

Railroad: UGOMS Linea Sarmiento
Locomotive: Toshiba
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 30, 2014


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By: Juan ignacio Roncoroni

Added: Jun 30, 2014

Views: 3,732
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3


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Photo ID: 486817

The first rays of an early morning sun illuminate the rolling hills of Tehachapi Pass, silhouetting the descent of a manifest destined for Bakersfield. The Southern Pacific pass serves as a critic... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 736
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 13, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jun 23, 2014

Screener's Choice

Views: 7,970
Comments: 2

Favorited: 45
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Photo ID: 486055

The Viso double switchback is more spectacular viewed from the top level (called Viso Arriba) than from below - see picture 365752... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Matucana, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 30, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jun 17, 2014

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 3

Views: 27,657
Comments: 11

Favorited: 105

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Photo ID: 485941

N&W 611 just barely fits on the roundtable in Spencer, NC

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2014


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By: Troy Nolen

Added: Jun 16, 2014

Views: 7,723
Comments: 2

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 485646

With a beautiful sunset Amtrak 48 the Lake Shore Limited takes the curve at Fonda running late on it's way to Rensselaer where it will be split to NYC and Boston. I still can't believe how amazing... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fonda, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak
Train ID: AMTK P048
Photo Date: January 04, 2014


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By: Christopher Goes

Added: Jun 14, 2014

People's Choice 3

Views: 7,513
Comments: 9

Favorited: 62

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Photo ID: 485010

Ever seen the swarm of electric locomotives that guide and tow ships through the Panama Canal? These are the first two on this port side of a container ship; there are probably six others attach... (more)

Railroad: Panama Canal Railway Company
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Panama Canal, Panama
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 2010


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jun 09, 2014

Views: 9,486
Comments: 7

Favorited: 40
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