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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.
Photo Album By: ckeefer58
 
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Photo ID: 633600

Conrail inherited about forty mechanical reefers from the Erie-Lackawanna, numbered in the EL 5000 series. Some, but not all, were repainted in what has to be the most striking and unusual freight... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Mechanical Refrigerator Car
Location: Harrington, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: CR 359028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 09, 2017

Views: 5,180
Comments: 3

Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 633267

Santa Fe FP45 5990, ex-100, ex-5990, ex-5940, originally 100, repainted in pre-merger colors at Santa Fe, San Bernardino Shops in July of 1986.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5990
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1986


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 07, 2017

Views: 3,312
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Favorited: 34
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Photo ID: 633185

After loading 75 "yellow balls" at Holton, located on a short extension off the ex-Southern's St. Charles Branch, the crew crosses Pigeon Creek at the connection of the branch with the m... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5034
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 1988


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Oct 06, 2017

Views: 1,372
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Photo ID: 633042

Conrail’s U23C’s and SD38’s spent most of their time in hump service at classification yards around the system. Occasionally, one of them would get to stretch their legs in the road. Here a U23C h... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE U23C
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 05, 2017

Views: 1,549
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 632978

A patched Lehigh & Hudson River C420 and a repainted Lehigh Valley RS11 stand on a house track at Bethlehem, Pannsylvania.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Alco C420
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 2074
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1980


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 05, 2017

Views: 2,571
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Photo ID: 632696

A shiny, red EMD SD-45 leads a westbound TOFC train into San Bernardino. This SD45 is now classified as an SD45-2u and leads one other red and two blue units as they near San Bernardino.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5803
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 1987


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Oct 03, 2017

Views: 728
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Photo ID: 632695

A GE U36C and C30-7 are both in the "Kodachrome" color scheme developed for an ill-fated merger with Southern Pacific. An EMD SD45 in blue completes the lashup.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE U36C
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 9511
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 1987


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Oct 03, 2017

Views: 946
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Photo ID: 632694

Conrail RS11 7652, a relative newcomer to the Bethlehem Engine Terminal, stands with two long-term veterans. SW900m 8650 has been a regular since the Lehigh Valley took over the Jersey Central’s l... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: Alco RS-11
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 7652
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 03, 2017

Views: 2,463
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Photo ID: 632599

Looking out of Super Chief / El Capitan’s FP45, Train 18 is meeting westbound Train 23 the “Grand Canyon” behind two F units at Canyoncito, N.M. on March 7, 1968. Ahead for the Super is the cli... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Canyoncito, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 07, 1968


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Oct 02, 2017

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Photo ID: 632544

Utah Railway F45 6606 stands in the road’s yard in Martin, Utah. It appears to have a severe case of runny paint, or more likely, has blown oil all over its roof.

Railroad: Utah Railway Company
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Martin, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UTAH 6606
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 27, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 01, 2017

Views: 2,863
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Photo ID: 632258

The Western Maryland Spring Grove switcher passes the freight house as it drills the P.H. Glatfelter paper mill in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. Anybody who has been to a paper mill town knows the o... (more)

Railroad: Western Maryland Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6406
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 29, 2017

Views: 2,193
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Photo ID: 632176

Three merger painted Santa Fe units GE C30-7 8055, F45 5959, blue/yellow GP38-2 2379 and GP30 2780 at Cleburne, Texas.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Cleburne , Texas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 8055
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 20, 1986


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 29, 2017

Views: 1,056
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 632162

Rarin' to go: A six pack of Minturn helpers are cut-in to an eastbound manifest and ready to shove up the Eagle River canyon and into the high country across Tennessee Pass. What a piece of railro... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 3101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1977


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Sep 29, 2017

Views: 1,656
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Photo ID: 632053

Reading Lines Alco C-630 no.5306(3000hp). Date Built 6/66-10/67 Numbered 5300-5311.

Railroad: Reading Lines
Locomotive: Alco C630
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 5306
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 23, 1974


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 28, 2017

Views: 3,315
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Photo ID: 632051

Reading Lines EMD GP35 no.6502, and Alco C424 No.5210

Railroad: Reading Lines
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 6502
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 1969


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 28, 2017

Views: 1,566
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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