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Model vs. Prototype
Some photos comparing scale models to the real thing.
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Photo ID: 836098

An early morning L509 makes It’s trek down the Illinois River Subdivision with a pair of IC SD70s, 1000 and 1034, as they arrive at East Morris to serve Aux Sable and Equistar. My Athearn Genesi... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Minooka, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 1000
Train ID: CN L509
Photo Date: July 11, 2023


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By: Johnny Hansen

Added: Jul 11, 2023

Views: 5,635
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 805807

On a beautiful clear blue sky afternoon in the South Suburbs, CN L536 clips on south on the CN Chicago Subdivision with a trio of IC SD70’s. IC 1000, 1019 and 1004. Seen here heading through Oly... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Olympia Fields, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 1000
Train ID: CN L536
Photo Date: June 22, 2022


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By: Johnny Hansen

Added: Jun 22, 2022

Views: 9,280
Comments: 3

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 801087

MNTX 454A now sits in the public part of the roundhouse at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. It was on the shop side but now more easily seen as it awaits for repairs/funding.

Railroad: Minnesota Transportation Museum
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 454A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2022


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By: Ryan Anderson

Added: Apr 21, 2022

Views: 8,417
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 800253

It is Beamish Museum's annual steam weekend and this year there is a great deal of activity concentrating on the road side of things. Not much is taking place on rails. One of the guests to the pa... (more)

Railroad: Beamish Museum
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2022


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By: davehewitt

Added: Apr 10, 2022

Views: 4,525
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 791672

Forever in 1:48. When the "Farewell To The R-32s" excursions were announced, NYC subway fans had hoped that they would again have to opportunity to see the famous "blue doors... (more)

Railroad: New York City Transit
Locomotive: Budd R-32
Location: New York, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYCT 3360
Train ID: Holiday Train
Photo Date: January 02, 2022


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Jan 03, 2022

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Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 788167

The world's smallest and largest ALC-42s meet. 301 wearing the Day 1 50th Anniversary livery and 300 wearing Phase VI, represented as wooden toys compatible with BRIO and other wooden trai... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Locomotive #: AMTK 301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 2021


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Nov 23, 2021

Views: 7,082
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 787820

Now this one could also be researched as F7(A) or with the reporting mark SBVR....so I'm meeting in the middle. Built as, and now restored as, CRR 800, 8016 poses in Petersburg for the WV Rails e... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Petersburg, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 8016
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June, 2010


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By: The Occidental Tourist

Added: Nov 19, 2021

Views: 5,349
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Favorited: 14
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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

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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: 2,627
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Favorited: 7
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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: 2,322
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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: 4,198
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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: 6,177
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Favorited: 32
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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: 4,190
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Favorited: 14
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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: 3,754
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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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: 2,283
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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