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Cast to Last & Rolled Rails
Photos of the components that support America's Steel Highway
Photo Album By: Frank Orona
 
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Photo ID: 407604

Sweet Home Chicago….almost
Laying along the inactive former Missouri Pacific line to Pueblo, a pair if rails from a steel mill of the Midwest proudly display their branding and Dece... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Boone, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 14, 2012


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Added: Aug 30, 2012

Views: 4,265
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 407121

Progress is our middle name
No need to name this spring frog manufacturer as their name is cast onto the non-run... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 24, 2012

Views: 2,182
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Photo ID: 406352

With bright orange colors of rust on the couplers, nice blue bearing end cap covers and a shiny black skin on the bodies, one can easily tell these tank cars were recently built (April 2012 to be ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Couplers
Location: Hiram, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: NS 68E
Photo Date: August 10, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 16, 2012

Views: 6,152
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 406349

Six degrees of Steelton
A hexad of rails from the famous Bethlehem Steel rail mill in Steelton lay in unison off the CSX mainline in Notasulga at the railroad’s spare parts area as ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 15, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 16, 2012

Views: 2,304
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Photo ID: 406084

Tee Rail
The iconic cross-sectional profile of a rail is composed of three sections: starting from top to bottom they are the head, the web and finally the base of the rail. These are... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 15, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 13, 2012

Views: 2,108
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Favorited: 11


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Photo ID: 405761

With the concept for this type of frog created in 1893, the spring rail frog has had numerous improvements to its design but the overall idea has remained the same; a continuous running surface fo... (more)

Railroad: Progress Rail Services
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 09, 2012

Views: 5,945
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Photo ID: 405759

Rolling rails since 1901, the Japanese Yawata Works of Nippon Steel continues to manufacture rails to this day using the 1970’s French inspired “Universal Rolling” procedure which rolls the ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 29, 2012


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Added: Aug 09, 2012

Views: 3,454
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Photo ID: 405630

Patent Pending
Invented by George R. Burkhardt in 1940, the Torsion Resistant rail was created to improve upon torsional rigidity at the head of the rail thus giving greater resistanc... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 2012


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Added: Aug 08, 2012

Views: 4,745
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 404565

Southern Steel
With the opening of its rail mill at the Ensley, Alabama steel works in 1902, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company would start the production of rail for the f... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 03, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jul 27, 2012

Views: 2,794
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Photo ID: 404551

Open Hearth
While other rail producers used the Bessemer Process to create the steel in their rails, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company would become one of the first rail mi... (more)

Railroad: Calera & Shelby Railroad
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Calera, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 31, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jul 27, 2012

Views: 4,098
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Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 398216

Controlled Cooling
With a defect clearly seen at the head of the rail due to the noticeable rust there, this weld had no chance in keeping the rail together as the low temperatures of ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 19, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 19, 2012

Views: 9,570
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 398188

Insulation Station
Numerous insulated rails await their installation somewhere along the tracks of the NS Atlanta South District, but until then they patiently sit alongside the mainl... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: McDonough, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 18, 2012

Views: 5,117
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Photo ID: 397102

Rails on the move
A half way loaded continues welded rail train (CWR) hustles along the S&NA South Subdivision after leaving more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Couplers
Location: Thorsby, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8531
Train ID: CSX W022
Photo Date: April 08, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 06, 2012

Views: 4,472
Comments: 4

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 395587

Main Line of Mid-America
Part of the original double track mainline from Jackson to Ponchatoula, Mississippi on the Illi... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Terry, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 17, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Apr 20, 2012

Views: 3,145
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 395339

Tight-lock
A pair of long shank Type F couplers move past a blurring background as the wickedly fast Amtrak Auto Train r... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Couplers
Location: Pierson, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 831
Train ID: AMTK 52
Photo Date: February 25, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Apr 17, 2012

Views: 5,377
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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