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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: 649998

Orders at Porter. The conductor receives his orders as his train rolls west through Porter Junction in 1977.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: caboose
Location: Porter, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CR 23307
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Feb 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 649938

An Illinois Central Highliner commuter train leaves a station just south of the Conrad Hilton hotel in Chicago and heads south to the suburbs. The Chicago, South Shore & South Bend also used (and ... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: Highliner
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 1337
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1972


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 28, 2018

Views: 1,235
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Photo ID: 649937

ICG SW9 no. 455 and a vintage IC caboose idle between switching chores at Dubuque, IA on a balmy January day in 1976.

Railroad: Illinois Central Gulf
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: ICG 455
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1976


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 28, 2018

Views: 1,503
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 649331

Union Pacific train HKB (Houston - KC - Bailey yard) passes Missouri Pacific's freight house in Denton, TX. The only object left in this scene besides the main track is the 186' Morrison Milling C... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Denton, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3224
Train ID: HKB
Photo Date: July 31, 1985


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Feb 23, 2018

Views: 1,630
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Photo ID: 649308

The"VALPO DUMMY?"

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PC 5959
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Feb 23, 2018

Views: 2,059
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Photo ID: 649282

Built Like a Mack Truck

That phrase was very much a part of the fabric of Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the world headquarters of Mack Trucks. Although I grew up about twenty mi... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 203032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 23, 2018

Views: 12,686
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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

Views: 1,303
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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: 1,348
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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

Views: 1,530
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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: 4,307
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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

Views: 3,930
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Favorited: 21
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