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Pictures of things often unseen in the world of railroading. Interesting equipment, operations, and people that help the railroad go around.
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Photo ID: 585517

A seldom seen view inside the tight confines of the rotary dumping shed at the large MERC coal dock in Superior as a BNSF coal train from the Powder River Basin is unloaded.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 10, 2016


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Aug 10, 2016

Views: 6,456
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 585480

All is silent on the Gunnison Line... The Denver & Rio Grande Western stretched westward toward the booming gold mines of the mighty west bound for mines near Crested Butte and points west... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Gunnison , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 04408
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 06, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 7,901
Comments: 4

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 585470

This old Pennsylvania Railroad bridge has seen a lot of different equipment in its life. I'm not aware of another on the NEC with PRR markings visible like this.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 2011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2016


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 4,203
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 585469

2038 and two sisters in for some TLC.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 2038
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2016


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 1,386
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 585463

Seen here just west of Fredericks Hall Road Crossing, CSX 3181 west hit an empty logging truck around 16:00 today. All people involved are fine, and the driver went for the ride of a lifetime befo... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Fredericks Hall, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 3181
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 2016


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By: Joe Garnett

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 22,703
Comments: 9

Favorited: 50

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Photo ID: 585381

Carrying a Torch for Utah

After participating in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the Union Pacific refurbished their "cauldron car" for use ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Cauldron Car
Location: Seacliff, California, USA
Locomotive #: UPP 2002
Train ID: Northbound Special
Photo Date: January 16, 2002


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 8,931
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Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 585371

The K5LA horns on Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinters feature conical debris filters and heated back caps to prevent failure in the winter. Pretty tricked out!

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2016


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Aug 08, 2016

Views: 5,440
Comments: 4

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 585130

What a Recession Looks Like

A visit to Southern Pacific's primary yard and shop complex in Los Angeles, Taylor Yard (located just north of downtown), during the 1973-1975 recession p... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6750
Train ID: Deadline
Photo Date: March 16, 1975


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Aug 06, 2016

Views: 8,644
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Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 584957

With the "hood popped" we get a view of the inside of the prime mover.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F59PHI
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 457
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2016


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Aug 04, 2016

Views: 5,648
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 584932

UP 8519 sits next to the infamous UP 4141 Bush still wrapped up and waiting delivery to Texas A&M. Many other units and engine part make up the latest line up at the UP Jenks shops as summer thund... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8519
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 30, 2016


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Aug 04, 2016

Views: 6,337
Comments: 2

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 584922

Various Rock Island and MoPac locomotives at Pielet Brothers.

Railroad: Pielet Brothers Yard
Locomotive: Various Locomotives
Location: LaGrange, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 04, 2016

Views: 9,524
Comments: 3

Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 584902

It appears one of the locomotives in the 1st swing help has developed teething problems on the 3% above Pando. Two crew members have the doors open trouble shooting a problem on the second motor. ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP188
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1995


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 04, 2016

Views: 4,453
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 584748

I had the rare and distinct honor of photographing the AEM-7 Farewell Excursion photo op from the head end. The engineer tugs at the whistle cord to sound the horn as we proceed into the MARC sta... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ASEA AEM-7
Location: Halethorpe, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 942
Train ID: AMTK 942
Photo Date: June, 2016


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Aug 02, 2016

Views: 11,666
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Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 584743

Three generations of engines sit outside the UP Jenk shop in Little Rock. SD70M 4167, SD70ACE 8823 and GP38-2 526 sporting the baby wings on the nose.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4167, UP 8823
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 30, 2016


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Aug 02, 2016

Views: 2,197
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 584742

Original SD40-2 3229 and UP 835 sit outside the UP Jenks shops in Little Rock in a beautiful afternoon. Notice the newer snow plow on the 3229.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3229, UP 835
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 30, 2016


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Aug 02, 2016

Views: 1,568
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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