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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: 653129

MILW 943 appears to have an exclusive parking spot in downtown Eau Claire. The unit spent the weekend here, about a block east of their depot and small yard.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1972


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 27, 2018

Views: 2,178
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Photo ID: 653125

Soo Line 807, one of ten U30Cs owned by the railroad handles some switching at Humboldt Ave. Yard, across the Mississippi from Shoreham. The Dodge cab over pick up might be more rare than the GE a... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 807
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1972


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 27, 2018

Views: 3,853
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Photo ID: 653124

I never tire of seeing SD45s, having grown up with these C&NW behemoths. These were probably my favorite as the flares really stuck out with no dynamic brakes. Later that would cause an earlier th... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 955
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1982


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 27, 2018

Views: 2,265
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Photo ID: 653122

Things got a little weird at C&NW's Altoona roundhouse in 1973 and 74. First, leased, then purchased N&W C628s started getting some servicing here, then Altoona became a location to do maintenance... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: TR2B
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 59B
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 27, 2018

Views: 1,698
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 653038

Here is something you don't see every day in Southern California, 6 Erie Lackawanna Electric MU (Multiple Unit) passenger cars sitting on the spur track in Colton! The Santa Fe main lines are to t... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Colton Yard, California, USA
Locomotive #: EL 3581, EL 3584
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1986


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Mar 27, 2018

Views: 3,604
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 653008

Minturn yard—1985
Rio Grande’s Minturn yard at the western base of a three percent climb over Tennessee Pass was an important location on the railroad’s map. It was a crew change point ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3094
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 4,129
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Photo ID: 653007

Minturn yard—1995
Colorado’s Minturn Yard is flush with new Southern Pacific GE AC4400CWs on September 5, 1995. To the right, SP No. 280 leads three others on the point of an eastbound ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 05, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 4,429
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Photo ID: 652986

From Canadian National's creation in 1922 until its purchase of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton in 1983, the southernmost point on the vast CN system was the Central Vermont's waterfront yard in New... (more)

Railroad: Grand Trunk Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: New London, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: GTW 4906
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 652843

The MP service track is showing a nice representation of EMD power, as a GP50, SD40, and an ex Rock Island GP38-2 pose for the photographer. The days of this paint scheme are numbered as we are al... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Texarkana, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: MP 3023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 06, 1984


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Views: 1,551
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 652698

MILW 22 leads an eastbound freight through ranch lands west of Ellensburg near Thorp, WA in the upper Yakima River valley. The train is head to Othello, WA and points east having originated in Tac... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Thorp, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 22
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 1,798
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 652695

A race of turtles is occurring as IL 8075 gets its freight underway while Indiana Harbor Belt delivers a transfer of coal cars powered by SW1500 9205 and an older SW. Both trains are southbound al... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Homewood, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 8075
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 30, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 1,350
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Photo ID: 652653

The late setting sun reflects on a Waukesha rock train westbound passing our East Patrol in the siding at East Rio. It's two years after LINES WEST is gone and three years from the SOO LINE buying... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: East Rio, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 365
Train ID: MILW East Patrol
Photo Date: 1982


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 1,240
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Photo ID: 652339

Northwestern Steel and Wire #74 was built at Grand Trunk Western 8374 in 1929, was sold to NWS&L in 1960, and is seen here working the mill in 1978. Steam operations ended in December 1980 and the... (more)

Railroad: Northwestern Steel & Wire
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Sterling, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NWSL 74
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 1978


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Mar 21, 2018

Views: 4,389
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 651423

On a hot afternoon in June 1973, Santa Fe 8712 West passes a classic signal bridge that's lost it's target signal. At this time the railroad was cutting down its signal bridges and replacing them ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE U36C
Location: Martinez, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 8712
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Mar 13, 2018

Views: 1,775
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Photo ID: 650109

One of the Lehigh Valley’s dynamic brake-equipped SW8’s idles at the west end of Allentown yard. Those 50’ Vermont Railway boxcars were a common sight in that era.

Railroad: Lehigh Valley
Locomotive: EMD SW8
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: LV 265
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 27, 1976


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 01, 2018

Views: 3,985
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Favorited: 21
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