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Photo ID: 768840

Photog R E Luckenbill..... from my collection.......100mph thru Tomah....timetable speed limit.....could be more getting a run at the hill that leads to Tunnel City.......The year is 1935.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: A-Class 4-4-2
Location: Tomah, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2
Train ID: MILW 101
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 11, 2021

Views: 10,583
Comments: 3

Favorited: 44
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Photo ID: 726061

With the demise of the Paris-South-East TGVs I thought I would dig into the past to see if I had photographed No 1 'Patrick' but alas no. (see Jean-Marc Frybourg's excellent photos of No1 making i... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: South East TGV
Location: Jonqueries-St.Vincent, France
Locomotive #: 4
Train ID: TGV 874
Photo Date: May 13, 1989


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By: Brian Stephenson

Added: Feb 18, 2020

Views: 1,631
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 719510

One of Amtrak's two Bombardier LRC locomotives poses at South Station in Boston before departing for New Haven on train 153, the Beacon Hill. The year-long LRC lease did not lead to any US sales b... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier LRC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 38
Train ID: #153, Beacon Hill
Photo Date: September, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 13, 2019

Views: 7,048
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 706394

4 generations of Shinkansen trains standing side by side at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park museum in Nagoya.

Railroad: Japan Railways (JR)
Locomotive: 300 Series Shinkansen
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: 322-9001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2019


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By: Kumamon

Added: Aug 10, 2019

Views: 5,283
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 691010

Both powered by Alco 251 prime movers and both built at the MLW plant in East End Montreal, LRC-3 VIA 6921 & M-630 CP 4563 sit side by side at Exporail.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Bombardier LRC-3
Location: St-Constant, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6921
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 16, 2019


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By: Michael Berry

Added: Mar 17, 2019

Views: 1,604
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 673199

In its first weeks of revenue service for Penn Central, a United Aircraft TurboTrain that still wears its original DOT colors speeds through the station at Stratford, CT, bound for Grand Central T... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3001
Photo Date: April, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 08, 2018

Views: 4,810
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 667668

A northbound Metroliner is trailing a long cloud of dust as it starts to decelerate for the Susquehanna River crossing. Note the different pantographs on the GE-equipped 1st car and the Westingho... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 881
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1978


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Aug 17, 2018

Views: 2,027
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 658834

Streamlined 4-6-2 # 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" of the famous "Coronation class" of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), built in 1938 at Crewe. Exhibited in the Natio... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 6229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 23, 2018

Views: 3,132
Comments: 3

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 658783

Streamlined 4-6-2 # 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" of the famous "Coronation class" of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), built in 1938 at Crewe. Exhibited in the Natio... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 6229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 23, 2018

Views: 1,873
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 658295

As seen from the top of Breakneck Ridge north of Cold Spring, NY, an Amtrak Turboliner races up the Hudson Valley towards Albany. I later learned that the rock formation on which I was innocently ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr Turboliner
Location: Cold Spring, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Empire Service
Photo Date: July, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 18, 2018

Views: 3,258
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12


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Photo ID: 657450

Six years after Amtrak concluded an unsuccessful evaluation of Bombardier's LRC equipment, a VIA LRC set showed up in Boston's South station as part of a high speed rail demonstration sponsored by... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Bombardier LRC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: VIA 6907
Train ID: press special
Photo Date: May 11, 1988


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 09, 2018

Views: 3,665
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 652802

Mike Keim Photo.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-2
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1935


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Views: 6,521
Comments: 8

Favorited: 55
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Photo ID: 652655

The new Hiawatha at Canal Street....Mike Keim Photo. Correction...4-4-2

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-2
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2
Train ID: MILW Hiawatha
Photo Date: 1935


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 7,106
Comments: 6

Favorited: 69
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Photo ID: 652272

Here is another example of one of the Santa Fe 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotives built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. This beautiful streamlined locomotive was known as the "Blue Goose". My... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Eddystone, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3460
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1937


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Mar 20, 2018

Views: 7,414
Comments: 3

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 635786

SNCF TGV 03 "Belfort" risdes alongside the Lac du Bourget as R 937 from Paris-Gare-de-Lyon to Annecy.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: SNCF TGV/PSE
Location: Grésine, France
Locomotive #: TGV 03
Train ID: R 937
Photo Date: August 30, 1984


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By: Maarten van der Velden

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 3,051
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26
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