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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: 631357

In 1986, EMDs line the tracks at Santa Fe’s locomotive facility at Corwith Yard in Chicago, Illinois, on a typically somber day for the midwest in November. Right to left; Santa Fe No. 5838 is a S... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP38u
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2349
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: November 23, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 22, 2017

Views: 1,793
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Photo ID: 631269

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Dalhart, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4836
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 1987


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 631229

Eastbound train 266 at Hy P four miles east of Portage,WI.in the Town of Pacific. Back in the early 70's trains 265&266 were the third trans-con trains after the BN merger allowing the Milwaukee R... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Pacific Township, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2047
Train ID: MILW 266
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 631173

We're 134.2 miles west of Chicago Union Station on the old Milwaukee Road's Lacrosse Division. Westbound Sprint 209 splits the signals at the west end of Voltz halfway between Watertown and Richwo... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Watertown/Richwood, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2020
Train ID: MILW 209
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 21, 2017

Views: 2,296
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Photo ID: 631071

Maine Central Units make their first appearance on Delaware & Hudson train NE84 at Palmerton, Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley area grapevine was alive with the news that the U25B/GP38 combo had go... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Palmerton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 30, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 631048

A westbound Burlington Northern coal empty departs Guernsey, Wyoming, on July 18, 1985. The train is powered by four GE C30-7s bracketing a lone EMD SD40-2. Visible through the exhaust is the brid... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Guernsey, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BN 5048
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 19, 2017

Views: 3,377
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Photo ID: 630972

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Farwell, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5321
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 1986


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 19, 2017

Views: 1,366
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Photo ID: 630938

The conductor, the dapper gentleman on the left, had about six more months until retirement. Although he had been offered a lump sum to take early retirement, he figured that by the time taxes, wi... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Premier, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 518596
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 1988


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Sep 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 630894

Southern Pacific "snoot" 8370 heads East as Santa Fe 5613 waits to head West at the Cable Crossover.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Cable Crossover, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8370
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1984


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By: John Shine

Added: Sep 18, 2017

Views: 1,822
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Photo ID: 630888

The Seattle & North Coast RR was a short-lived (1980-1984) shortline that operated former Milwaukee Road trackage on Washington's Olympic Penninsula, with a carfloat connection to the rest of the ... (more)

Railroad: Seattle & North Coast
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: SNCT 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 18, 2017

Views: 4,356
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Photo ID: 630817

Union Pacific GE U30C rests on the east side of the diesel shop at North Platte, Nebraska, in June 1981.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2855
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: June, 1981


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 17, 2017

Views: 3,148
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Photo ID: 630776

Someplace in the vicinity of Santa Clarita, California, the Southern Pacific added two Daylight-painted diesel helpers to the World’s Fair Daylight for its entry into Los Angeles. These wer... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: New Hill, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8988
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 17, 2017

Views: 3,333
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Photo ID: 630681

A westbound empty hopper train winds its way through the east end of Bluefield Yard.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Bluefield, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8597
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 21, 1994


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Sep 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 630540

The trio of bright blue GP40-2s on the point of this Boston & Maine freight westbound at Greenfield, MA, will soon be working hard on the climb up the Berkshires to Hoosac Tunnel, which begins jus... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 308
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 15, 2017

Views: 1,160
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Photo ID: 630539

On a late winter afternoon, an eastbound Boston & Maine freight coils through North Leominster, MA, on its way from Mechanicville, NY, to Portland, ME, behind a GP38-2/GP40-2/GP38-2 trio. New weld... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: North Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 207
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 15, 2017

Views: 1,283
Comments: 0

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