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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: 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

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Photo ID: 664425

As Santa Fe caboose 999460 gets ready to head down the 3% grade on the south track, Union Pacific 3547 leads an APL doublestack east past Cajon Summit.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3547
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1981


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By: John Doughty

Added: Jul 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 664213

Near sundown, a WP engine facility employee has a red scarf hooked around the M3 horn of BN C425 No. 4264 so he doesn't fall off as he sands the big Alco. WP's facility could be a very busy place ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C425
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: BN 4264
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1972


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 662337

I'm guessing at the year but it was early 70's when MILW 755 tangled with a load of steel and lost it's cab. Here it sits next to a tender from MILW S2 213 at Round House#1.I can't remember where ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: FM H12-44
Location: Milwukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 755
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 658973

Milwaukee Road.... Pacific Car and Foundry Renton,WA... caboose 2300 99 added for computer functions......caboose 2300 and 2301 were built in 1975 for coal train service on BN specifications.In it... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: MILW Caboose 992300
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 658526

A quartet of EMD SD40-2s power an eastbound Union Pacific freight at Hermosa on UPs route over Sherman Hill in Wyoming in July 1984. The train is entering a cut that leads to the twin bores of He... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Hermosa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3555
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 657763

Fifty years ago, May of 1968, SP ALCO Hydraulic #9151 led a Pacific Locomotive Association "Truckee Limited" from Oakland to Truckee and back. Held outside of Sacramento on the return tr... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: ALCO DH643
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 9151
Train ID: Truckee Limited
Photo Date: May 19, 1968


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: May 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 657020

After graduating from high school, friends and I drove up to Northern California to photograph the Western Pacific in Stockton and the Feather River Canyon. WP employees told us we may want to wai... (more)

Railroad: Western Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Stockton, California, USA
Locomotive #: WP 913, WP 706, WP 917, WP 918
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: James R Doughty

Added: May 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 656324

On a wet November 23, 1986, Milwaukee Road EMD SD40-2 No. 193 sits near the sand towers at the locomotive facility at the sprawling yard in Bensenville, Illinois.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Bensenville, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 193
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: November 23, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 655306

SOO 720 leads a westbound freight into Irvine Yard at Chippewa Falls, WI supported by one of SOO's 10 GE U30Cs and a leased DMIR SD9.

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 720
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Apr 19, 2018

Views: 1,026
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