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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: 665630

Half-Patched

Both locomotives in this GP9/GP30 combination appear have been pulled out of the shop before the Conrail rebranding process could be completed. Both units’ long hoods ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PC 7182
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 665489

Before delivering its coal loads to Davenport Cement, SP's Davenport Local cut off two of its four GP9s. Note the disrepair of the rail in the yard. The photographer remembers passing through this... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9E
Location: Davenport, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3784
Train ID: SP Davenport Local
Photo Date: March, 1983


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 665436

Drab Power on a Dreary Day

The day after Conrail’s first anniversary finds a GP30/GP9/GP39 power set in a mix of patched and unpatched Penn Central colors (colors?) approaching Al... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 2213
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 665355

The Pinsly organization, like many shortline holding companies, frequently swapped locomotives between its railroads. That's how Frankfort & Cincinnati S4 106 moved from its home in Kentucky to Ma... (more)

Railroad: Frankfort & Cincinnati
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 106
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 25, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 665011

Powered by six EMD’s, a westbound Conrail manifest rolls through the Pennsylvania farmland approaching Titus. Getting a train here was challenging, as the Reading Belt Line was usually eschewed by... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Titus, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6512
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 1989


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 664965

As an eastbound train drifts downgrade toward Altoona, an ex-Penn Central SD40 and an ex-Erie Lackawanna SD45 push a westbound up the last portion of the grade before entering the tunnel at Tunnel... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Bennington Curve, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6254
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 664930

Two big SD45-2s lead a heavy Santa Fe manifest up the steep grade at Woodford. The eastbound will meet an SP on the Loop that is already in the hole waiting for it. Some of Santa Fe's 45-2s are st... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Woodford, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5665
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 664929

Near sunset, a hot 199 train wends its way through Franklin Canyon at Christie, having just exited tunnel 3, the longest on the entire railroad. The cattle on the hillside above the train give it ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B)
Location: Christie, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 7418
Train ID: ATSF 199
Photo Date: June, 1988


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 664786

The "Last Western Maryland Locomotive," spotted from an open-window coach while riding behind the PM 1225 during the 1991 NRHS Convention. No. 6573 was built in August, 1971 as the WM N... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6573
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 1991


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jul 19, 2018

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Photo ID: 664671

Big Alco RSD15 No. 5161 works SP's hump at Eugene Yard. Note the unusual-looking antenna atop the cab. By this time, SP's Alligators were being removed from road service, while Santa Fe's were sti... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RSD-15
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SP 5161
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 664567

In October 1973, two EMDs idles next to each other modeling two variations of Western Pacific's paint schemes. No. 3010's scheme was an attempt to raise the profile of the railroad by putting its ... (more)

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP 3010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 664566

About a month before it was absorbed by UP, power of various kinds idles in front of Western Pacific's shops in Stockton. A good portion of the power you see here will be gone or in a deadline onc... (more)

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP 2009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1982


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 664524

Union Pacific DD40 6909 sits with a trio of UP 8000 series SD40-2s in the diesel service area in the Los Angeles yard. Photo taken with permission.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD40X
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6909, UP 8034
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 1980


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Jul 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 664452

Santa Fe 8031 leads a westbound autorack train through Lugo as it approaches the summit in Cajon Pass.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 8031
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1981


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By: John Doughty

Added: Jul 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 664431

Penn Central didn't like to spend unnecessary money on paint. Former New York Central RS-3 5333 had its old road name and herald painted out and went back to work in complete corporate anonymity. ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 5333
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: April, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 15, 2018

Views: 4,109
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