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Photo ID: 676469

A westbound rolls past Willow Creek tower on the Michigan Central Porter Branch in 1978.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: interlocking tower
Location: Portage, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: none
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: 1978


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Nov 05, 2018

Views: 5,104
Comments: 4

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 672862

The Milwaukee Road passenger trains are all gone. The Morning Hiawatha/Afternoon Hiawatha/Pioneer Ltd. and all the mail trains are all gone.....they all stopped at Portage,WI.. When the NRPC was s... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9700( F3A)
Train ID: NRPC 32
Photo Date: 1971


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Oct 05, 2018

Views: 4,100
Comments: 2

Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 670271

The engineer of an eastbound Chesapeake & Ohio freight reaches out to snag train orders from the tower as his GP9 trio marches through Griffith, Indiana. A second set of orders on the stand's lowe... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Griffith, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CO 6007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 11, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 12, 2018

Views: 1,730
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Photo ID: 652988

Ist Trick Operator Earl Chappel hoops up orders to a Sprint Train Conductor(I feel terrible I forgot his name) in front of the Portage Depot under the overhanging jack-knife switch indicator.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: MILW 992040
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 5,560
Comments: 4

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 652552

The conductor on board the Santa Fe 999799 snags a set of train orders at the Mojave station as the head end of the train starts the westbound climb up the hill towards the summit at Tehachapi.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Mojave, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 999799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1985


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Mar 23, 2018

Views: 1,210
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Favorited: 9

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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: 647347

In a scene that is only a memory, the engineer on EJ&E 668 is seen grabbing his train orders while moving at track speed across the diamonds in Griffith. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Griffith, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: EJE 668
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 1979


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Feb 06, 2018

Views: 1,484
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 627256

The conductor leans out of the window to grab orders from the tower operator at West Chicago as the train crosses the triple track Union Pacific.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD75I
Location: West Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5739
Train ID: CN M348
Photo Date: August 11, 2017


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By: Erik Rasmussen

Added: Aug 17, 2017

Views: 2,441
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Photo ID: 616049

Hoop 'Em Up!: There are some things in railroading that have been lost to time. Hooping train orders to crews is one. With nothing to date this shot, this could have been the late 70's, a c... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 71
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 3,968
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 610045

This vintage shot was taken at Eau Claire Tower, capturing a classic piece of railroad history from the 1950s and 60s. The tower operator hands up orders to the engineer of train 172, powered by a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4068C
Train ID: CNW 172
Photo Date: July, 1964


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 15, 2017

Views: 5,347
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 593322

Eastbound EL train picking up orders Pullman Jct south side of Chicago

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: South Chicago Pullman Junction, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: EL 2570
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Oct 21, 2016

Views: 3,750
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 589780

Order up! Orders are hung and awaiting a freight on a foggy day in October of 1984. How appropriate that Halloween is only a few days away. There is a caboose on the approaching train judging from... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Tower
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1984


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Sep 19, 2016

Views: 2,258
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Photo ID: 577509

An outbound Metro North commuter train receives its orders to use the Danbury Branch from the operator at South Norwalk Tower. The operator has another set of orders to hoop up to the conductor as... (more)

Railroad: Metro-North Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FL9
Location: South Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: CDOT 2002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1996


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: May 23, 2016

Views: 4,377
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 566331

Westbound coal empties from Columbia Power plant on the M&P Sub in the Town of Pacific gets train orders from OPR/Agent Earl Chappelle in front of the Milwaukee Road Portage Depot. The train will ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 7879
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Feb 18, 2016

Views: 3,075
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 558764

On September 22, 1997, the ritual of passing up NORAC Form D on Conrail's Harrisburg Line was nearing the end of its necessity as CTC was just a few short years away. The hooping up of orders req... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Sheridan, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 5522 6745
Train ID: CR HBBE-2
Photo Date: September 22, 1997


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Dec 17, 2015

Views: 6,144
Comments: 2

Favorited: 34
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