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The Way it Used to Be
Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
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Photo ID: 710207

SP 6771 is about to duck under the Pepper Street overpass as it leads a westbound manifest train into the West Colton yard.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2
Location: West Colton, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6771, SSW 7655
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Sep 17, 2019

Views: 2,776
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Photo ID: 710206

SP 6771, with Cotton Belt 7655 and 7642, leads a westbound manifest train into the West Colton yard on a typical Southern California smoggy day.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2
Location: West Colton, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6771, SSW 7655
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Sep 17, 2019

Views: 2,199
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Photo ID: 710176

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Boston & Maine F7 4265 rests inside the roundhouse at the B&M's Boston Engine Terminal.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 4265
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 17, 2019

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Photo ID: 710145

A nice A-B-B-A set of DD35's were waiting for their next assignment at UP's East Los Angeles facility.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD35A
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 71
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1977


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Sep 17, 2019

Views: 4,824
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Photo ID: 691308

After bringing up the rear on trains of anthracite, this ex-Lehigh Valley caboose ended up working in the bituminous coal fields of western Pennsylvania. This is the rear of the more)

Railroad: Pittsburg & Shawmut
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Timblin, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PS 195
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 20, 2019

Views: 7,456
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Photo ID: 684502

Having dumped their loads for the Jones & Laughlin steel furnaces, hoppers are now being returned by the Cuyahoga Valley to interchange connections. Soon they will be back at the mines.

Railroad: Cuyahoga Valley Line
Locomotive: EMD SW8
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CUVA 855
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 18, 2019

Views: 2,106
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Photo ID: 682518

Amtrak train 710 makes a station stop in Merced, CA, under beautiful springtime skies. In the lead are two ex-SP FP7s, one already repainted into Amtrak livery. The train is on the station track, ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Merced, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6461
Train ID: AMTK 710
Photo Date: March, 1974


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 682441

After Santa Fe took over Toledo, Peoria & Western, home road locomotives were disposed of or dispersed into the Santa Fe system. Initially, the AT&SF brought in a fleet of EMD GP39-2s to operate o... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: East Peoria, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3631
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: March, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 30, 2018

Views: 1,640
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 682272

Bangor and Aroostook GP7R 65-70 and an ex-Conrail GP38 with stored BL-2's at N. Maine Jct. yard, Bangor,Maine

Railroad: Bangor & Aroostook
Locomotive: EMD GP7R
Location: Bangor, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: BAR 65
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 23, 1983


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Dec 29, 2018

Views: 1,833
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Photo ID: 682253

The Oneida & Western was a railroad without track. Due to the Louisville & Nashville’s inability to supply sufficient empty cars and power, the Shamrock Coal Company bought its own cars and SD40-2... (more)

Railroad: Oneida & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: OTX 9951
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 28, 2018

Views: 6,046
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Photo ID: 681949

CP Rail's two GP30s 5000-5001 (1st#8200-8201) were wreck replacement units ordered to test the new second generation models being marketed by GMDD. CP was pleased with its two trail units and was... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GMD GP30
Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 5000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 07, 1988


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Dec 26, 2018

Views: 3,078
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Photo ID: 681838

It's a Wonderful Life! PC 2042 leads a local from Geneva to Cayuga through downtown Seneca Falls, NY. Seneca Falls served as the inspiration of the fictional town "Bedford Falls" in th... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco RS-32
Location: Seneca Falls, New York, USA
Locomotive #: PC 2042
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 1976


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Dec 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 681830

Two Chicago & North Western EMD SD40-2s and two Alco C-628s try to pull a derailed coal gon back onto the rails in a snowstorm at the railroad’s Butler Yard in Wisconsin on January 4, 1986. I’m no... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6814
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 04, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 24, 2018

Views: 5,499
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Photo ID: 681829

New Conrail GE C39-8 Nos. 6008 and 6012 sit at the locomotive facility of Burlington Northern’s Clyde Yard in Cicero, Illinois, on August 10, 1986. Conrail purchased 22 C39-8s in the summer of 198... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Cicero, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6008
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: August 10, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 24, 2018

Views: 2,827
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 681778

A stretch of subzero weather in January 1984 left Amtrak's trouble-prone SPV-2000 railcars unable to propel themselves, so diesels including veteran RS-3s were drafted to keep things moving. Amtra... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Berlin, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 138
Train ID: Springfield shuttle
Photo Date: January 21, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 24, 2018

Views: 4,523
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23
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