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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: 796115

A string of UP GP20 and GP9 B units were in storage at Albina Yard, Portland, OR in December 1974. The 309B and 347B are GP20Bs made from GP9Bs by UP in Omaha. The third unit is a GP9B not rebuilt... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: UP 309B
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 21, 2022

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Photo ID: 796004

BN 702, an F3A, was the oldest cab unit still operating on BN in August 1979. Still retaining its 3 porthole side window, the unit had an upgraded GP style twin sealed beam headlight mounted on th... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 20, 2022

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Photo ID: 796003

BN 800, a former NP F9A, gets some attention in the Interbay shops in Seattle, WA. This area tended wheel/axle changeouts as well as traction motors (one to the left). A former Burlington Route SD... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 800
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 11, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 20, 2022

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Photo ID: 795854

SOO SD40-2 786 leads SD40 747 and U30C 802 at Irvine Yard, Chippewa Falls, WI. With switching completed it will soon depart with its priority freight to Shoreham Yard, Minneapolis. SOO was a partn... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 786
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 1977


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 18, 2022

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Photo ID: 790229

A New York, Susquehanna & Western excursion is on the return leg of a Little Ferry, New Jersey – Warwick, New York round trip. Here an F45 leads the train through Vernon, New Jersey.

Railroad: New York, Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W)
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Vernon, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NYSW 3638
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 29, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 16, 2021

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Photo ID: 790139

Four icons of 1960’s railroading, a GP40, a GP9, an RSD12, and an SD45 occupy the Norfolk & Western engine servicing area at Lamberts Point, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Lamberts Point, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1755
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 15, 2021

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Photo ID: 790076

An unlikely C30-7/T6 combination idles in the Norfolk & Western engine servicing area at Lamberts Point, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Lamberts Point, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 8015
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 15, 2021

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Photo ID: 790073

Santa Fe’s 102 train switches the yard at Streator, Illinois, rumbling past the station that once served the railroad’s stately fleet of passenger trains, and now provides the same function fo... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Streator, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 6406
Train ID: ATSF 102
Photo Date: April 25, 1987


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 790055

Positioned at the engine servicing area at Lamberts Point, Virginia a Norfolk & Western RSD12 stands between a GP9 and an SD45.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Alco RSD-12
Location: Lamberts Point, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 258
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 1982


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 790015

A old Baldwin DT 66-2000 center cab rests out of service at Peabody coals large facility in Lenzberg Illinois in the fall of 1975. at the time there were several other Baldwins still in service... (more)

Railroad: Peabody Coal
Locomotive: Baldwin DT6-6-2000
Location: Lenzberg, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PCCX 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1975


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By: Brian G Morris

Added: Dec 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 789997

A Norfolk & Western caboose has found its way to Conrail’s Allentown yard, most likely on a Delaware & Hudson train. Class C-9 caboose 557784 was built as Nickel Plate 784.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 557784
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 18, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 771354

The three diesels on the Columbus turn come down the middle of Depot Street in the once-bustling SAL town of Richland. The crew is done for the day, but the diesels will power a turn to Bainbridg... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard System
Locomotive: GP16
Location: Richland, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SBD 4614
Train ID: SBD Columbus turn
Photo Date: July, 1985


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By: David Harris

Added: May 09, 2021

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Photo ID: 771350

These U36Bs and their Mate are heading a Birmingham-bound freight on the former ACL/AB&C mainline, but that healthy coating of white phosphate dust shows that they are not long-removed from their ... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Lineville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1804
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: May 09, 2021

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Photo ID: 771347

Ripped to pieces. This tank car has had better days but is now being scrapped after being involved in a derailment. The tank sitting beside the slain car has a similar fate as it is next in line f... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: NONE
Location: Grafton , West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2021


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By: E-droneshots

Added: May 09, 2021

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Photo ID: 771236

FEC 401 shoves loaded rock cars into the spur at City Point a few days before Christmas.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: City Point, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1986


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By: John Doughty

Added: May 07, 2021

Views: 2,153
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