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Photo ID: 758782

Near PRR's Bayview Yard, an unusual electric tractor is seen switching cars down Monument Street. This tractor was built at the Pennsy's Altoona Works, and was specifically designed to move freigh... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Altoona Works Buckwalter Electric Tractor
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 446
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 1960


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By: Anthony Zinskie

Added: Jan 02, 2021

Views: 13,613
Comments: 10

Favorited: 55
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Photo ID: 757221

Railroad: MÁV Nosztalgia kft.
Locomotive: Csajka - track vehicle
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Locomotive #: 902
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 2020


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By: Sly77

Added: Dec 16, 2020

Views: 6,719
Comments: 5

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 733688

Is the horizon level OK? Rare PD1 narrow gauge passenger railcar on the battered tracks of Tesovo narrow gauge railway. PD-1 railcars were produced from the mid-1950s on the Demik... (more)

Railroad: Russian Railways
Locomotive: PD1
Location: Tesovo, Novgorod region, Russia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2018


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By: Ilya Semenoff

Added: Apr 22, 2020

Views: 4,653
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 732870

In Eritrea, a few Russian Ural 375-D trucks that have been built in the Soviet Union in the 60’s and 70’s have been converted to run on rail wheels. They have been used in the Eritrean railway... (more)

Railroad: Eritrean Railways
Locomotive: Ural rail truck
Location: Between Massawa and Asmara, Eritrea
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2012


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Apr 15, 2020

Views: 9,853
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 717157

A Syrian Galloping Goose is rusting away in a small station on the line between Damas and Serghaya. From the informations that I could collect, it appears that this unusual vehicle is based on a 1... (more)

Railroad: Hedjaz Railway Jordan/Syria
Locomotive: Galloping Goose
Location: Between Damas and Serghaya, Syria
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2004


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Nov 21, 2019

Views: 5,838
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 709106

A very unique Ford Super Wagon van specially-equipped for railroad use sits at the San Luis & Rio Grande’s yard at Alamosa, Colorado, on August 12, 2007. This “rail van” is former Canadian N... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Ford Super Wagon rail vehicle
Location: Alamosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CN 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 06, 2019

Views: 8,269
Comments: 1

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 664391

This second (or third) hand Ford Transit van has found a new home in Viseu de Sus.

Railroad: CFF Romania Forestry Railway
Locomotive: Ford Transit rail vehicle
Location: Viseu de Sus, Romania
Locomotive #: 05 RG HOLZ
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2013


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jul 15, 2018

Views: 5,120
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 652726

A real oddity at the Statfold Barn Railway - "Goose" is a 1917 built railcar from the Davenport Loco Works,Iowa.She was built for the Indian Sugar Railway,and worked at the Bihar State S... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: 0-4-0 Railcar
Location: Tamworth, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 2018


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By: David J. Smith

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 4,116
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 620380

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: None
Location: Mildenberg, Germany
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2017


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By: J Neu, Berlin

Added: Jun 18, 2017

Views: 14,157
Comments: 5

Favorited: 34
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Photo ID: 597519

The Indiana Harbor Belt has had several hirail vehicles numbered as HR-1 in its fleet. The earliest was this late 1960s Dodge van, seen sporting the OSHA Orange scheme, which is seen passing by a... (more)

Railroad: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Locomotive: Hi-Rail
Location: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: IHB HR1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 03, 1983


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Nov 27, 2016

Views: 7,980
Comments: 2

Favorited: 34


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Photo ID: 596933

Home-made railbus in Vyhoda the last forestry line in activity in Ukraine

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Railbus
Location: Vyhoda, Ukraine
Locomotive #: 5305
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2016


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By: Fabrice Lanoue

Added: Nov 21, 2016

Views: 3,834
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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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: 11,794
Comments: 7

Favorited: 36
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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: 9,963
Comments: 1

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 510539

Two Ford Transit cargo vans converted to rail vehicles are waiting for the steam train to overtake near the Faina station. These "special" rail vehicles are a usual sight on the Vaser va... (more)

Railroad: CFF Romania Forestry Railway
Locomotive: 0-8-0T
Location: Viseu de Sus, Romania
Locomotive #: 764-408
Train ID: Steam charter
Photo Date: September 09, 2013


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Dec 15, 2014

Views: 10,434
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 497602

Soviet built elegant car of type GAZ (Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod) M13 "Chaika" (inspired by the US Packard Patrician from 1955), built from around 1960, as a railway inspection car. Ins... (more)

Railroad: Hungarian State Railways (MÁV)
Locomotive: Inspection car
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Locomotive #: 902
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 26, 2014


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 12, 2014

Views: 13,330
Comments: 2

Favorited: 33
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