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Model vs. Prototype
Some photos comparing scale models to the real thing.
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Photo ID: 756409

A really useful engine indeed! Thomas poses for a picture with his larger friend, the Little River 110. Little River 110 takes on water after a day of pulling the Santa Express. Thomas was gratefu... (more)

Railroad: Little River Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Coldwater, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Little River 110
Train ID: Santa Express
Photo Date: December 06, 2020


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By: Russell Sekeet

Added: Dec 07, 2020

Views: 1,362
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 733623

Tait motor 327M is seen on display at the 2020 Newport Workshops open weekend. On the right you can see a 7' 1/4" gauge Tait set from the Diamond Valley Railway. You can watch a walk-around v... (more)

Railroad: Elecrail
Locomotive: Tait EMU
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Locomotive #: 327M
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 09, 2020


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Apr 21, 2020

Views: 1,707
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 721560

A pair of former SP F7A units bring the road train up beside the LNW home office.

Railroad: Louisiana & NorthWest
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Homer, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: LNW 46
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 1979


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By: Tom Binger

Added: Jan 02, 2020

Views: 1,546
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 716456

Double Lucky

Some kid in Hinton, West Virginia had the perfect situation for a very young railfan. Not only could he watch the heavy traffic on the Chesapeake & Ohio main line from... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Hinton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 8561
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 16, 2019

Views: 3,075
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Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 715994

"Big Brother" Amidst the photographers gathered at the reunion of steam at Strasburg Railroad this past October, the opportunity presented itself to introduce my HO scale 611 to the r... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Ronks, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 2019


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By: Ddrennenphoto

Added: Nov 11, 2019

Views: 4,386
Comments: 1

Favorited: 29


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Photo ID: 624420

K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loops while Thomas makes laps on the G scale garden layout.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 491
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 25, 2017

Views: 3,428
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 618011

Self-made railcars named "Zina" at Guamka narrow gauge railway in Krasnodar region. The tourists railroad passes in a picturesque mountain gorge in the North Caucasus. Big "Zina" carries tourists.... (more)

Railroad: Russian Railways
Locomotive: Zina
Location: Guamka, Krasnodar region, Russia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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By: Ilya Semyonoff

Added: May 27, 2017

Views: 3,031
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 612836

Taking water

Railroad: Beamish Museum
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 07, 2017


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By: davehewitt

Added: Apr 10, 2017

Views: 1,725
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 593653

This former Milwaukee Road SW1 moves a cut of empty tank cars stored on the shortline Wisconsin Great Northern.

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WGNS 862
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 2016


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 8,263
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 588741

Mini Multi

Just over ten years ago, NJT set out to find a passenger car that would increase capacity, but fit inside the Hudson River Tunnels. Problem solved! ...but something tell... (more)

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: Multilevel Cab Car
Location: Kearny, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 7004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2016


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By: Bobby Allard

Added: Sep 11, 2016

Views: 3,696
Comments: 2

Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 571038

When we arrived at the Ratmalana Works the staff pulled miniature steam locomotive SLR 001 out of its running shed. Its gauge is 1’ 4 ˝” making it a quarter scale model. This model seems to be in ... (more)

Railroad: Sri Lanka Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Locomotive #: SLR 001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2016


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 2,991
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 561808

We're a Great Big Rollin' Railroad

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: UP Miniature Train
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 956
Train ID: BSA Scout-A-Rama
Photo Date: May 04, 1996


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jan 12, 2016

Views: 8,567
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 554026

One of Union Pacific Railroad's most popular Goodwill Ambassadors is a miniature train. Built in UP's Omaha locomotive and rail car repair shops in 1956, the mini-train is sometimes called the "Pr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: UP Mini-Train
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 956
Train ID: UPRR Diesel Shop Family Days
Photo Date: August 13, 1994


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By: James Belmont

Added: Nov 11, 2015

Views: 9,424
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 548207

During the CN Family Day at Taschereau Yard, an GE ET44AC CN #3017 was open for the visitors. The ‘Little Obie’, a miniature train that helps teach children about rail safety, was also here.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 3017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 27, 2015


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By: Nicolas Houde

Added: Sep 27, 2015

Views: 9,393
Comments: 3

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 546374

Mini Me

NJT 4641 sits out a Saturday afternoon inside the MMC. Can you spot the O Scale ALP46?

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: ALP46A
Location: Kearny, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 4641
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 12, 2015


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By: Bobby Allard

Added: Sep 13, 2015

Views: 3,114
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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