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Photo ID: 851557

BN 9790 pokes its nose out of the diesel shop at Auburn, WA, a former Northern Pacific facility located between Seattle and Tacoma. A close look shows that this former BN passenger F7 still wears ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9790
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 13, 2024

Views: 4,557
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Photo ID: 851519

NS 054 seen at Chattanooga , Tn heading to Knoxville , Tn with four Ferronor locomotives bound for Chile .

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GT46AC
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: FN 2012
Train ID: NS 054
Photo Date: February 11, 2024


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By: chattanooga choo choo

Added: Feb 12, 2024

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Photo ID: 851313

The Santa Fe Super Chief is seen at Albuquerque New Mexico in 1943. Note the wartime headlight visor on the EMC E6. Jack Delano photo, from the Library of Congress collection and my collection.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMC E6
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: ATSF 17
Photo Date: March, 1943


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Feb 08, 2024

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Photo ID: 827414

Amtrak heater car HC 12 is seen at the BN diesel facilities at Minneapolis Jct. (Harrison St.) In the early years of Amtrak BN handled servicing here for them. This heater car was originally modif... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Steam Heater Car
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK HC 12
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 20, 2023

Views: 5,995
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Photo ID: 827151

CNW 4540 is in Oelwein Shops in the process of getting a chopped nose, new plow, major mechanical overhaul and a new paint job. C&NW had an aggressive program of revitalizing its large stable of G... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Oelwein, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4540
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 17, 2023

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Photo ID: 826598

BN 6603, former GN 430, operates Great Northern longhood first, handling train 3, once known as the "Pacific Zip" through Rock Island, WA on the last lap into Wenatchee where it will rec... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Rock Island, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6603
Train ID: No. 3
Photo Date: March 06, 1980


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 09, 2023

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Photo ID: 826426

Bullet nose beauties face off at Amtrak's Holgate St. coach yard in Seattle, WA. To the left Budd domed observation 9310 was once owned by Wabash and later Norfolk & Western. To the right, 9301, T... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Observation cars
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 9301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 07, 2023

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Photo ID: 826324

Not all DL&W switcher motive power was in the 600 to 1200hp range. In the fall of 1948, three 380hp 44-tonners were assembled at GE's Erie plant, for light duty switching operations on the Lack... (more)

Railroad: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Locomotive: GE 44-ton
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: DLW 52
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 05, 1961


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Mar 06, 2023

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Photo ID: 825665

A diminutive Wisconsin Central shop switcher waits for the next move, which is likely moving WC EMD SD45 No. 6554, after it is thoroughly sandblasted down to bare metal before being painted in WC... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6554
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: October 30, 1994


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 25, 2023

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Photo ID: 825656

I found this former C&O passenger car, that had been converted for Maintenance of Way use, rusting away in the weeds at the east end of Hinton Yard.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: MOW Coach
Location: Hinton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 911220
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Feb 25, 2023

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Photo ID: 825522

Paint Job. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Type K LRV no. 9058 (Kawasaki, 1981-1982) is seen at the authority's Woodland Maintenance Facility undergoing some ... (more)

Railroad: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Locomotive: Kawasaki Type K LRV
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SPAX 9058
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: February 11, 2023


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By: Matt Csenge

Added: Feb 23, 2023

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Photo ID: 825490

Modern Museum Piece. CSX Transportation SD45-2 no. 8954 (née Seaboard Coast Line 2049) is seen on display at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Despite its fresh paint and livery of an e... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Duluth, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8954
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: February 18, 2023


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By: Matt Csenge

Added: Feb 23, 2023

Views: 5,155
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Photo ID: 825486

More than 170 years after construction began on this facility the original purpose of repairing and maintaining the railroad's massive fleet of locomotives continues. Strategically nestled at the ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #:
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 27, 2022


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By: John Fry

Added: Feb 23, 2023

Views: 6,580
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Photo ID: 821053

OKLAHOMA CITY OK (October) 1975 -- Vandals broke a switch lock, threw the switch and tampered with the switch signal to show the wrong aspect. The result was that Rock Island GP40 384 left the mai... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 348
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1975


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Jan 01, 2023

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Photo ID: 821002

Ready to Go! N&W 1218 will shortly be towed out of the Roanoke Transportation Museum and then on to Birmingham Alabama to be overhauled. Sections of panel track have been laid into the museum fro... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1985


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Dec 31, 2022

Views: 13,919
Comments: 3

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