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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: 644396

After a days work, two BC Hydro SD38-2s are tied down for the night at their diesel service area. This was the power I had a cab ride in for the day, as I was working on an article for CTC Board m... (more)

Railroad: BC Hydro
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: BCH 384
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 07, 1986


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Jan 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 643305

CNW 6820 passes a MOW front end loader as it heads on to the BN at Saunders, WI in May of 1986. The train will use trackage rights to the Twin Cities. Note the train orders on a pole attached to a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Saunders, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6820
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1986


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jan 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 643226

Toledo, Peoria & Western’s Morton Switcher powered by the road’s lone EMD GP18 No. 600, switches a lumber yard at Morton, Illinois, on December 16, 1983.

Railroad: Toledo, Peoria & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Morton, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: TPW 600
Train ID: TPW Morton Switcher
Photo Date: December 16, 1983


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 02, 2018

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Photo ID: 643068

A Detroit Edison coal train is parked at Lowellville, OH presumably on PLE trackage. The U30Cs and SD40s borrowed EMD's demo scheme from the SD45 era circa 1966.

Railroad: Detroit Edison (DEEX)
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Lowellville, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: DEEX 007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 28, 1981


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 01, 2018

Views: 1,268
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Photo ID: 643066

BLE 871 and 862 are parked outside their diesel shops at Albion, PA. The BLE chose a unique headlight setup for the short hood, and also had unique sand fillers in the nose.

Railroad: Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Albion, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BLE 871
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1981


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 643065

Penn Central SW1500 no. 9224 is parked at Ashland Avenue with NYC caboose 21023. This trackage, or at least some of it belongs to the Chicago River and Indiana Railroad, one of several transfer ro... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PC 9224
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1972


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 01, 2018

Views: 4,164
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Photo ID: 642997

B&O GM50 Newcastle, PA. July 10,1978. Perhaps the most distinctive unit on the Chessie roster was GM50. Delivered as part of the initial order of GP40-2's, it was painted to commemorate GM's 50t... (more)

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Newcastle, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BO GM50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 1978


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jan 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 642662

Just about four months old and already in a fender bender. The Hostlers have just brought the 3035 to Round House One for some repairs.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 3035
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 642607

Burlington Northern EMD F45 No. 6613 sits on the wye at the locomotive facility at Chicago & North Western’s yard in Butler, Wisconsin, in January 1984. This cowl was Great Northern No. 440, the r... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6613
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: January, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 638207

A Milwaukee transfer is captured westward on the KCT nearing Union Station and eventually winding it's way across the bottoms to the Kansas side and western connections.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 816
Train ID: transfer
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 637427

SP 8799, now a camera car, sits near the diesel service facility in the West Colton Yard. Photo taken with permission.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: M-K ML-4000
Location: West Colton, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 1979


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637418

Repowered with EMD V16-567 power, a westbound freight has manifest behind it as it slips by on the KC Terminal trackage outside of Union Station just a few blocks.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: Alco FB-1m
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: RI 137
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 09, 2017

Views: 4,123
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Photo ID: 637413

This double-diesel was only two years into it's service life when John captured it at Council Bluffs in the summer of 1967. It's B-mate sits behind--Four motors, two bodies, one cab. For a closer ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD35A
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 75
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637088

The sun pops out on a weekend railfan trip to Council Bluff and John made hay at the UP terminal. He was in the Midwest for work assignment and had the weekend to explore, riding a Rock Island tra... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1169
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 636416

SP FM H12-44 No. 2379 tows SDP45 No. 3200 after the latter has received major repairs at SP's Bayshore roundhouse. The pair are making runs up and down the main line while mechanics evaluate the b... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: FM H12-44
Location: Bayshore, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 2379
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Oct 31, 2017

Views: 4,843
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