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Photo ID: 474812

What you can't see in this shot is the wheel slip going on here as this little Trackmobile comes up on a switch covered in ice.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Trackmobile 4350
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 06, 2014


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By: Charles J Freericks

Added: Mar 23, 2014

Views: 4,320
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 474495

Southern's Knoxville, TN-based derrick D-1--a 300-ton capacity Industrial Brownhoist--is eased into place to work the east side of a nasty derailment at Glenita, VA. N&W's Bluefield derrick (also ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Derrick
Location: Glenita, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU D-1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 22, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 21, 2014

Views: 8,439
Comments: 3

Favorited: 36
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Photo ID: 473143

Inside the belly of the beast, the sound of an EMD 16-710G3 turbo charged prime mover idles away. Beside it, a tag used by mechanical personnel and locomotive engineers to advise others of mechani... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GMD SD60F
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Michael Da Costa

Added: Mar 11, 2014

Views: 6,039
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 472679

A heavy wet snow has blanketed East River Mountain, leaving behind zero visibility, arctic cold temperatures, and quite a measurable snowfall for the late winter season. Over 14" of snow accumulat... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Ingleside, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Mar 07, 2014

Views: 4,429
Comments: 5

Favorited: 51
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Photo ID: 472423

Deer looking for spilled grain don't seem too nervous as snow dozer 940022 approaches. Heavy snow this year has been hard on both deer and railroads.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 2282
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 05, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Mar 05, 2014

Views: 7,751
Comments: 2

Favorited: 19


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Photo ID: 472182

We're on the SOO 4432 at Fall River,WI.. We've deadheaded from Portage to relieve the crew on the work train at the derailment site of Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder. Hulcher is in the process... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Fall River, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 4432
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1986


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 03, 2014

Views: 13,469
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 472089

A southbound FEPASA freight train, duo of EMD SD39-2M D-2362 and D-2356 locomotives drag a train #50.083 Talcahuano - Mariquina, and crosses the "Colo" bridge near Victoria city. Pillars and the r... (more)

Railroad: FEPASA
Locomotive: EMD SD39-2M
Location: Victoria, Chile
Locomotive #: D-2362
Train ID: 50.083
Photo Date: February 22, 2014


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Mar 02, 2014

Views: 3,361
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 471923

The 'long view' at Birkett Common is just as dramatic as the wider scene more commonly photographed. The characteristic and ancient dry stone (no mortar) walls are a particularly attractive featur... (more)

Railroad: British Railways
Locomotive: Ex-LMS Royal Scot 4-6-0
Location: Birkett Common, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 46115
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 2014


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Mar 01, 2014

Views: 2,169
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 471907

A 700 Series Tōkaidō Shinkansen glides through Hamamatsucho, a few kilometres south of Tokyo Station, just after dusk on Christmas Day.

Railroad: JR West
Locomotive: 700 Shinkansen
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 25, 2013


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By: Chris Walters

Added: Mar 01, 2014

People's Choice 3

Views: 6,282
Comments: 5

Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 471666

The engineer keeps and eye out as the train crosses several intersections on it's way to Shirley station and then onto Ayer in some nice fresh snow.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: CTC-1B Cab Car
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1131
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 2014


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By: Rich Clark

Added: Feb 28, 2014

Views: 4,190
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 470842

The Iowa Northern split the north train today at Greene due to last night's winter storm. The 1st crew ran lite power north to cut crossings and bust thru snow drifts. Well between Rockford and No... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Northern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: North of Rockford, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IANR 3805
Train ID: IANR North Crew
Photo Date: February 21, 2014


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 22, 2014

Views: 4,225
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 469951

Snowy conditions this morning with Amtrak Adirondack coming up to speed as it hits a snowbank deposited by the road plow.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: Amtrak 145
Train ID: 68
Photo Date: February 14, 2014


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By: Frank Jolin

Added: Feb 14, 2014

Views: 6,598
Comments: 2

Favorited: 45
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Photo ID: 469915

SY 1396's making a "atomic bomb" on the mountain top. I've never seen a wonderful steam view like this. But the view has disappeared

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, Liaoning Province, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SY1396
Photo Date: December 15, 2012


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By: Hegxiten

Added: Feb 14, 2014

People's Choice 3

Views: 12,833
Comments: 11

Favorited: 67

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Photo ID: 469538

A high hood GP38-2 leads Norfolk Southern train P84 north through Thomasville, North Carolina at 10:30 PM on the night of February 9, 2014. This was my first ever successful night shot with flash!

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Thomasville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5135
Train ID: NS P84
Photo Date: February 09, 2014


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By: Hunter Williams

Added: Feb 10, 2014

Views: 2,755
Comments: 2

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 468929

PN 5342 approaches the Reliance Road crossing leaving the cut that trapped a Reading Company passenger train in 1888 during a blizzard.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Northeastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PN 5342
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 04, 2014


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By: Dale Woodland

Added: Feb 05, 2014

Views: 4,959
Comments: 4

Favorited: 24
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