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Windows to the Past
A view into the past of the North American Railroad
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Photo ID: 568862

"Night Moves"

It's actually just before 6 AM and patrons begin to set up for a runby at the Port Clinton yard. Meanwhile - over by the roundhouse, the crew throttles #425 for a positioni... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Port Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RN 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 14, 2016


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 09, 2016

Views: 3,629
Comments: 4

Favorited: 34
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Photo ID: 568282

Killing time in Cumberland. The crew of a Western Maryland Freight shoots the breeze on a windy, chilly platform, as they await the passage of opposite-direction traffic, before proceeding ... (more)

Railroad: Western Maryland Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: WM 734
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 17, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 03, 2016

Views: 2,492
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 567899

Reading Blue Mountain & Northern. The crew of a Reading Blue Mountain & Northern passenger train discusses the challenges of their upcoming run north, as they wait for their passengers to b... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 425
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 15, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 01, 2016

Views: 4,002
Comments: 1

Favorited: 31

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Photo ID: 567659

R&N #425 makes an extended stop at the station in Jim Thorpe giving time for the crew to catch up on the day's activities. Just earlier, the scene was full of activity until the change from snow ... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RN 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2016


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Feb 28, 2016

Views: 3,378
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 566717

While out for a snowy evening stroll, a local family comes across Reading & Northern #425 simmering at the Jim Thorpe station. The young boy is captivated by the immense size of the locomotive, as... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15


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By: Pete Lerro - www.Lerroproductions.com

Added: Feb 21, 2016

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People's Choice 1

Views: 18,177
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Favorited: 99


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Photo ID: 558703

Black River & Western No. 60 has dropped its passengers back in Flemington and is deadheading back to Ringoes after a successful day of powering the North Pole Express.

Railroad: Black River & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ringoes, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: BRW 60
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 13, 2015


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Dec 17, 2015

Views: 2,293
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Photo ID: 558702

Black River & Western No. 60 leads the North Pole Express past the abandoned Hunterdon Concrete plant on an unseasonably warm December evening.

Railroad: Black River & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ringoes, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: BRW 60
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 13, 2015


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Dec 17, 2015

Views: 2,249
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 544127

The warrior back home. In the darkest of days in 1942, the bad guys were still winning on all fronts. The Axis Powers had built huge fleets of tanks, ships and aircraft and America, well..... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Rail Road
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 16, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Aug 27, 2015

Views: 6,825
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 543910

Canada's "Rosie" After spending an afternoon making her CN Mogul look pristine, this Canadian "Rosie" takes a minute to enjoy the warm evening light that's bathing the T... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Rail Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SRC 89
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 16, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Aug 25, 2015

Views: 8,358
Comments: 3

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 543039

Buckin' rivets. After placing a cherry-hot rivet into the steam chest of a locomotive under repair, a railroad shop material handler watches as her two colleagues hammer that rivet into pla... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 16, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Aug 19, 2015

Views: 6,702
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 542955

Keeping the home fires burning. It's the fall of 1944 and America is waging war against the forces of evil in both Europe and the Pacific. With much of its able-bodied young and middle-age... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SRC 475
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 16, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Aug 18, 2015

Views: 10,137
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 538263

The Norfolk & Western Big Three at the Virginia Museum of Transportation from left to right: N&W 2156, N&W 611 and N&W 1218. I had the opportunity to come down on my own and photograph the big thr... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: Pete Lerro - www.Lerroproductions.com

Added: Jul 13, 2015

People's Choice 2

Views: 15,594
Comments: 9

Favorited: 109
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Photo ID: 526162

Virginia & Truckee's two operational steam locomotives simmer outside the engine shop after a hard days work.

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 18
Train ID: Lerro Charter
Photo Date: February 05, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Apr 07, 2015

Views: 2,847
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 523911

Virginia & Truckee No. 29 captured with a fast freight in a pan at 1/8th in Silver City, NV.

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: American Flat, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Lerro Charter
Photo Date: February 05, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 3,312
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 523853

It is possible that amusement park rides such as "The Whip" of 1914 and the "Wild Mouse" of the 1960's were inspired by the V&T - a line proclaimed to be the "crookedest shortline in America". Th... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silver City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: MCR 18
Train ID: Lerro Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 3,438
Comments: 3

Favorited: 12
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