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Prime movers
The bowels of diesel locomotives
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 317912

Hey, when you go out to watch that operating vintage locomotive always remember these guys who sweated and toiled in obscurity barring over an engine and replacing a power assembly to allow you to... (more)

Railroad: Vintage Locomotives Inc. (VLIX)
Locomotive: Alco C420
Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: VLIX 1320
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 20, 2010


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Mar 20, 2010

Views: 3,536
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 316572

Former C&O 6253 is undergoing the scrapper's torch at a local processing plant undergoing renovations.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Millard, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 6253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2010


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By: David Price

Added: Mar 08, 2010

Views: 11,663
Comments: 3

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 301537

Working inside the heart of a magical machine. Not too often does any railroader get a chance to work fully inside an enclosed locomotive. Let alone an F unit. The covered wagons are a thing of ye... (more)

Railroad: Mid America Rail Car Leasing - MRLX
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Oakesdale, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MRLX 6304
Train ID: The Highball
Photo Date: November 15, 2008


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By: Mike Bjork

Added: Oct 24, 2009

Views: 4,481
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 291456

This is the engine out of ex Amtrak 302 that is being rebuilt as part of RailWorld's new F40 program to lease units to AMT. Here the power assemblies are being installed. Also notice a Go Transi... (more)

Railroad: Montreal, Maine & Atlantic
Locomotive: NA
Location: Derby, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: NA
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: April, 2009


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By: Rod Bushway

Added: Jul 21, 2009

Views: 6,118
Comments: 3

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 289943

A recent addition the Minnesota Transportation Museum fleet, BNSF SDP40 (delivered as Great Northern 325) sits on the house track at the Osceola & St. Croix Valley museum operation in Osceola, WI.... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SDP40
Location: Osceola, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6327
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 2009


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By: John Ryan

Added: Jul 08, 2009

Views: 6,795
Comments: 2

Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 289829

In my last TTI photo, several people asked about the Rock Island engines. The TTI 246 shown here is an ex-Rock Island U28B of the same number. The smoke from the scrapping of TTI 259 was spreadi... (more)

Railroad: Transkentucky Transportation Railroad
Locomotive: GE U28B
Location: Paris, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: TTI 246
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1997


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By: BurghMan

Added: Jul 07, 2009

Views: 7,483
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 286893

It's January of 1986 and the Iowa Interstate is a couple of months over two years in existance. Former IC GP10 7957, stripped of it's long hood, is undergoing repowering by the shop crews. Eventua... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Interstate Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IAIS 7957
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 06, 1986


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By: FJ Grizel

Added: Jun 09, 2009

Views: 3,574
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 264791

I don't know to which engine this prime mover belongs ... and I hope that somebody will have the answer

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Livingston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 12, 2008


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 26, 2008

Views: 8,467
Comments: 6

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 262211

4300HP prime mover and exhaust stack

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Livingston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4305
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 12, 2008


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 02, 2008

Views: 9,312
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 260594

Unusual view of an SDP40, one of several SD40's and SDP40's being stripped of internal components for rebuild. Have yet to see if they will be fully scrapped.

Railroad: Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana
Locomotive: EMD SDP40
Location: Mayfield, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: TFM 1317
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 16, 2008


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By: rosterphotographer

Added: Nov 19, 2008

Views: 7,831
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20


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Photo ID: 250545

MRL 130 was built in 10/1957 for the Mineapolis and St Louis Rr, and MRL now takes good care of it

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Livingston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 130
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 12, 2008


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 11, 2008

Views: 6,194
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 246571

Putting back in place the hood covering the prime mover. This ACE has just had its alternator changed for a new one, despite being 3 years old. Huge thanks to the MRL employees who allowed me in a... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Livingston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4305
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 12, 2008


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 13, 2008

Views: 17,541
Comments: 4

Favorited: 34
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Photo ID: 239055

SRY 152 in for a complete rebuild.

Railroad: Southern Railway of British Columbia
Locomotive: EMD MP15DC
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: SRY 152
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 27, 2008


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By: SRY384

Added: Jun 11, 2008

Views: 4,292
Comments: 2

Favorited: 2
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Photo ID: 232612

Ex Amtrak 273 has become the test unit for all rebuilt engines for the Poland Project. All engines needing to be rebuilt for the Poland Project are put into 273 and rebuilt in the unit. It saves... (more)

Railroad: Montreal, Maine & Atlantic
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Derby, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: MMA 273
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 2008


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By: Rod Bushway

Added: Apr 22, 2008

Views: 9,639
Comments: 2

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 227244

A pair of EMD 710 prime movers sit on the shop floor. One came from locomotive No. 2269, the other from SD70M 4988.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: None
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 11, 2008


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Mar 13, 2008

Views: 12,868
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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