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Railroading in the Past
Selected photos from years gone by.
Photo Album By: Tracey Green
 
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Photo ID: 631549

”Someday, This Will Be Mine!”

An aspiring young engineer holds onto the handrail of one of the world’s largest diesel locomotives as he poses for a portrait. In a few short hours, ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD40X
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6936
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 24, 2017

Views: 4,147
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 631505

After rush hour and the vestiges of the westbound passenger fleet – Nos. 31 and 49, "The Spirit of St. Louis" and "The Broadway Limited" - had departed, freight activity on the... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 2218
Train ID: P-9
Photo Date: June, 1968


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Sep 24, 2017

Views: 2,525
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 631478

The First Amtrak California Zephyr?

Well, almost. When the Western Pacific received permission to discontinue its portion of the original CZ, the Chicago – Oakland ro... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40X
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 23, 2017

Views: 3,681
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Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 631394

Reading Lines RR EMD SW1500's numbered 2750-2770. (2761-2770 with Flexicoil trucks). The first batch 2750-2760 with AAR switcher trucks.

Railroad: Reading Lines
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 2767
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 1975


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 23, 2017

Views: 881
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 631391

All white Kansas City Southern EMD SD40-2 686, SD40-2 636, and SD50 701 at Kansas City, Mo.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 686
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 1989


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 23, 2017

Views: 460
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Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 631369

The Penn-Central years were bleak years in many ways, from the appearance of locomotives to the state of decline that so epitomized the plight of northeastern railroading in that time. Nevertheles... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 6257
Train ID: CG-2
Photo Date: June 21, 1971


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Sep 23, 2017

Views: 2,356
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 631303

Sunset on the old NEC- doubleheaded GG1s, steam-heated Heritage cars, wooden ties, freight cars on the sidetrack, a PRR gooseneck lamp, and a Penn Central station sign.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Aberdeen, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 4895
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1978


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 22, 2017

Views: 1,378
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 631302

A relatively clean E-60, sans windshield grilles, heads north with "The Murray Hill." The train is on a 4-hour schedule from DC to New York, compared to the approximate 3-1/2 hour sched... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Aberdeen, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 956
Train ID: AMTK 160
Photo Date: July 03, 1977


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 22, 2017

Views: 839
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Photo ID: 631240

Three Union Pacific SD60’s bring a train of coal, possibly off of the Utah Railway, over the top at Soldier Summit, Utah. It will be almost another decade until this is truly UP territory.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Soldier Summit, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 21, 2017

Views: 1,242
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 631229

Eastbound train 266 at Hy P four miles east of Portage,WI.in the Town of Pacific. Back in the early 70's trains 265&266 were the third trans-con trains after the BN merger allowing the Milwaukee R... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Pacific Township, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2047
Train ID: MILW 266
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 21, 2017

Views: 4,263
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Favorited: 24


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Photo ID: 631214

CN 6167 is about to pull a fan trip from Windsor to Stratford, Ontario. In 1967 the locomotive was put on static display in Guelph, Ontario. Through the years the weather took its toll and so $3... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 6167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1963


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Sep 21, 2017

Views: 930
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Photo ID: 631209

The last Street Car to ever carry passengers from the State Fair Grounds to the foot of Woodward in Detroit, Michigan is shown pulling into the Highland Park Car Barns for the final time as the De... (more)

Railroad: Department Of Street Railways
Locomotive: PCC 237
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: DSR 237
Train ID: None
Photo Date: April 08, 1956


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Sep 21, 2017

Views: 1,248
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 631137

Rio Grande narrow gauge caboose No. 0540 sits in front of the station at Durango, Colorado. When this photo was taken in August 1979, Rio Grande still owned and operated the branch to Silverton.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: caboose
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 0540
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: August, 1979


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 21, 2017

Views: 895
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Photo ID: 631131

This is not the way to treat a carload of beer. A split switch just south of the Birmingham station caused quite a pileup over half a century ago..

Railroad: Grand Trunk Western
Locomotive: None
Location: Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1950


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Sep 20, 2017

Views: 5,216
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 631123

Two Maine Central Units and a Delaware & Hudson RS3m bring a train off of Belden Hill and into Binghamton, New York.

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Binghamton, New York, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 255
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 20, 2017

Views: 866
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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