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Prototype for everything . . .
Do you ever get the feeling as a model railroader, that you just might be creating something not "prototypical?" Same here.
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Photo ID: 552972

UP's only coal turbine electric makes a test run as many officials look on. This locomotive was an experimental and didn't run very much as it was deemed a failure. A set of diesels was always in ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Coal GTEL
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 80
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 20, 1962


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Nov 03, 2015

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Views: 23,159
Comments: 8

Favorited: 132
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Photo ID: 516588

Creeping along in unfamiliar territory, Rock Island U25B 210 makes its way past damaged right-of-way at Spruce on Colorado’s Joint Line, on its way to Denver with piggyback and auto loads. The ri... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 210
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 03, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jan 29, 2015

Views: 9,870
Comments: 1

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 516365

Railroad: Namtu Mines Railway (Myanmar)
Locomotive: Hino truck converted
Location: Namtu, Myanmar
Locomotive #: NBRTE 01
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 23, 2015


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By: Fabrice Lanoue

Added: Jan 27, 2015

Views: 10,152
Comments: 7

Favorited: 36
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Photo ID: 516284

Patches of a previous snowfall remain on the ground and more is coming this afternoon in March, 1964 as Alco-GE GTEL 58 climbs Archer Hill east of Cheyenne. The turbine will take this mixed freigh... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Alco-GE GTEL turbine
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 58
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 1964


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jan 27, 2015

Views: 9,761
Comments: 3

Favorited: 52
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Photo ID: 515857

Manufactured based on a GE 75T truck,this batery critter used for transport EMD 645 blocks in to the shop.

Railroad: Trenes Argentinos
Locomotive: ----
Location: Cordoba , Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2015


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By: jorge nicolo

Added: Jan 24, 2015

Views: 4,943
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 515770

Shunter Tm III 903 (former SBB) stands on a wagon carrying trailer, manufactered by Draize in the year 1967. This trailer is used for movements between two local sites of Stauffer company in Fraue... (more)

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Tm III
Location: Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 903
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 13, 2013


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By: Reinhard Reiss

Added: Jan 23, 2015

Views: 4,436
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 515557

With the roar and the smoke-blast of a jet plane, Extra 25 West storms out of Cheyenne and heads for Sherman Hill. UP is already at work raising the 8500-hp units to 10,000 horses, making them the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Alco-GE GTEL turbine
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 25
Train ID: Extra 25 West
Photo Date: March 13, 1964


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jan 22, 2015

Views: 9,401
Comments: 3

Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 515555

One of a handful of the original full-carbody Alco-GE turbines still on the roster in March, 1964, GTEL 58 waits at the east end of the Cheyenne yards to take an extra to North Platte. In its rest... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Alco-GE GTEL turbine
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 58
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 1964


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jan 22, 2015

Views: 11,886
Comments: 6

Favorited: 66
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Photo ID: 514952

How about a hyrail school bus for your railroad? Before rebuilding a Santa Fe 4-6-4, the Abilene & Smoky Valley RR had one for its passengers, operating out of Abilene, Kansas.

Railroad: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Hyrail Bus
Location: Abilene, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 15, 2002


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 8,109
Comments: 1

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 514861

The currently most powerful steam locomotives of the DFB, the HG 3/4, are at their limit. But those were the most powerful steam locomotives ever operating on this line, so there's no upgrade path... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Uzwil, Switzerland
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 18, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 8,162
Comments: 4

Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 514683

Santa Fe's Progress Car was on display at the Grand Canyon Railway station in Williams, Arizona on Sept. 29, 1990.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Progress Car
Location: Williams, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 88
Train ID: Progress Exhibit
Photo Date: September 29, 1990


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jan 16, 2015

Views: 7,296
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 514198

Far from home rails and testimonial of a long gone railroad, a memory to the Ferrocarril Nacionales de Mexico, near the famous Tehachapi Loop.

Railroad: Ferrocarril Nacionales de Mexico (FNM)
Locomotive: none
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: none
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 16, 2014


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Jan 12, 2015

Views: 18,009
Comments: 4

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 514111

A wild lashup including BNSF 792 in warbonnet scheme, BNSF 9197 SD 70ACe, HLCX 7156 SD40-2 and a CN 2185 C40-8W lead an empty oil train across an icy Potomac River from Maryland into West Virginia... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 792
Train ID: CSX K055
Photo Date: January 11, 2015


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By: Jim Johnston

Added: Jan 11, 2015

Views: 7,053
Comments: 6

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 513723

The Shannopin mine railroad: A trip to photograph the Monongahela Railway yielded a day with the usually-busy Waynesburg Southern side of the MGA dead due to scheduled track work. The only activi... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Plymouth Industrial
Location: Poland Mines, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 1990


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 08, 2015

Views: 7,297
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 512750

The third diesel powered streamliner in North America was built jointly by the Budd Company and Electro-Motive Corporation for the Maine Central and Boston and Maine Railroads. Pictured here on a ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd Flying Yankee
Location: Glen, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM-MEC 6000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1996


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By: Jeff Colburn

Added: Jan 02, 2015

Views: 8,214
Comments: 8

Favorited: 39
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