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ST 2
Title:  ST 2
Description:  Saginaw Timber #2 takes on water for a photo op during the snow train weekend at the Mid-Continent Museum.
Photo Date:  1/1/1994  Upload Date: 6/26/2006 12:36:01 AM
Location:  North Freedom, WI
Author:  Gary Dyhouse
Categories: 
Locomotives:  STC 2(2-8-2)
Views:  2880   Comments: 3
OCSR Lerro Charter
Title:  OCSR Lerro Charter
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/20/2018  Upload Date: 11/30/2018 1:25:36 PM
Location:  Garibaldi, OR
Author:  Matt Farnsworth
Categories:  Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  MCR 25(2-6-2)
Views:  2236   Comments: 0
GMTX 2147
Title:  GMTX 2147
Description:  Vermont Railway local backs down the hill from the Rock of Ages Quarry with 6 loads of granite
Photo Date:  10/11/2022  Upload Date: 10/12/2022 8:17:33 PM
Location:  Barre, VT
Author:  Brian Miller
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GMTX 2147(GP38-2) GMRC 804(GP9)
Views:  2427   Comments: 1
LSRC 181
Title:  LSRC 181
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2008  Upload Date: 10/11/2008 12:43:03 AM
Location:  Alpena, MI
Author:  Jim Guest
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LSRC 181(C425)
Views:  2717   Comments: 1
UP 5321
Title:  UP 5321
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2007  Upload Date: 3/22/2007 7:34:40 PM
Location:  Poe, CA
Author:  Brian Nicodemus
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5321(AC45CCTE)
Views:  2975   Comments: 1
UP-844
Title:  UP-844
Description:  UP-844 and the New Mexico/Arizona Centennial Special at Echo Canyon, UT
Photo Date:  11/28/2011  Upload Date: 11/29/2011 9:59:33 PM
Location:  Echo Canyon, UT
Author:  Robert Jenkins
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) UP 1996(SD70ACe)
Views:  2925   Comments: 3
DRGW 5333 West
Title:  DRGW 5333 West
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/14/1989  Upload Date: 6/20/2006 1:40:23 PM
Location:  Castle Gate, UT
Author:  Steve Schmollinger
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 5333(SD45) DRGW 3134(GP40)
Views:  4262   Comments: 3
Amtrak over High Falls
Title:  Amtrak over High Falls
Description:  AMTK 179 blasting out of Rochester passing over High Falls
Photo Date:  7/19/2008  Upload Date: 7/21/2008 12:59:28 AM
Location:  Rochester, NY
Author:  James Gardiner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 179(P42DC)
Views:  2816   Comments: 3
WP 3014 East at Keddie
Title:  WP 3014 East at Keddie
Description:  Randy Curlin Collection
Photo Date:  1/22/1971  Upload Date: 8/16/2020 7:26:12 PM
Location:  Keddie, CA
Author:  Randy Curlin Collection
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  WP 3014(GP35) WP 3010(GP35)
Views:  3104   Comments: 4
BCOL 752
Title:  BCOL 752
Description:  Train #26 crosses the Fraser River just outside of Lillooet. An original slide by Glen P. Koshiol, from the collection of N. Carpenter. MCSA:002:04:063
Photo Date:  9/20/1983  Upload Date: 2/6/2023 8:52:11 PM
Location:  Lillooet, BC
Author:  Glen Koshiol
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BCOL 752(SD40-2) BCOL 725(M630W)
Views:  2955   Comments: 0
CN 5238 East
Title:  CN 5238 East
Description:  Eastbound CN with SD40s 5238/5101
Photo Date:  6/9/1985  Upload Date: 4/22/2022 10:50:31 PM
Location:  Hope, BC
Author:  Brian Ambrose
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 5238(SD40)
Views:  3290   Comments: 0
SP 7858
Title:  SP 7858
Description:  This SP transfer run came by right after the SP 6652 passed.
Photo Date:  2/17/1983  Upload Date: 12/10/2012 9:00:26 PM
Location:  Metairie, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 7858(B30-7)
Views:  4265   Comments: 4
The Farewell to the Dundee Spur Train
Title:  The Farewell to the Dundee Spur Train
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/20/2020  Upload Date: 10/25/2020 10:55:25 PM
Location:  Garfield, NJ
Author:  John Levai
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ME 20(SW1500)
Views:  4268   Comments: 2
Arden Short Line 12
Title:  Arden Short Line 12
Description:  (Date approximate)
Photo Date:  8/18/1969  Upload Date: 12/13/2015 4:54:41 PM
Location:  Washington, PA
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  ASL 12(0-6-0)
Views:  10401   Comments: 3
CSX 6279
Title:  CSX 6279
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 3/3/2020 10:55:42 AM
Location:  Winchester, VA
Author:  Jeffrey Lawrence
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6279(GP40-2)
Views:  11430   Comments: 1
BN 7157
Title:  BN 7157
Description:  Three SD40-2s roar up West Salem hill with a loaded coal train bound for the Columbia Power Station
Photo Date:  1/1/1986  Upload Date: 5/24/2006 6:12:58 AM
Location:  West Salem, WI
Author:  Jim Matuska
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 7157(SD40-2)
Views:  12668   Comments: 2
SU-99 rounds a curve into the sun just east of Cannistear Road, along Route 23
Title:  SU-99 rounds a curve into the sun just east of Cannistear Road, along Route 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/28/2009  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 11:38:27 PM
Location:  West Milford, NJ
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NYSW 3014(SD40T-2)
Views:  13901   Comments: 3
CP 5830
Title:  CP 5830
Description:  Eastbound Freight
Photo Date:  2/2/1982  Upload Date: 6/17/2021 1:14:59 AM
Location:  Lake Louise, AB
Author:  Rick Coles
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5830(SD40-2) CP 5778(SD40-2) CP 6023(SD40-2)
Views:  14477   Comments: 5
CP 5603 (1)
Title:  CP 5603 (1)
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/19/1997  Upload Date: 6/16/2021 10:01:17 PM
Location:  Field, BC
Author:  Rick Coles
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5603(SD40-2) CP 5750(SD40-2) CP 5967(SD40-2) SOO 6017(SD60)
Views:  14396   Comments: 6
GN #502
Title:  GN #502
Description:  GN E7A #502 with train #8, the eastbound WINNIPEG LIMITED, departing the GN station in Minneapolis, at about 6:25 in the morning. Scanned with an Epson V550 from a duplicate 35mm slide, brand is unknown.
Photo Date:  7/15/1967  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 9:58:20 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Joe Caron
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  GN 502(E7A)
Views:  17107   Comments: 2
SP 150
Title:  SP 150
Description:  Southern Pacific office car 150 SUNSET was on the westbound SUNSET at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The AUTOMAT car just ahead provided a contrast in dining accommodations! (approximate date)
Photo Date:  3/1/1972  Upload Date: 5/22/2009 2:20:30 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr.
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  18258   Comments: 0
SCL 01054
Title:  SCL 01054
Description:  01054 brings up the end of SCL train 277 at Barnwell, SC.
Photo Date:  5/6/1979  Upload Date: 2/27/2021 7:51:22 PM
Location:  Barnwell, SC
Author:  Randy Chassereau
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  15987   Comments: 0
Snoot
Title:  Snoot
Description:  UP had a group of SD40-2s that were known as "snoots" due to their lengthened short hoods. These were set up to carry radio equipment for remote power, then a novel idea which required some specialized equipment. Heres one of them leading a train on the ex Wabash.
Photo Date:  2/19/1986  Upload Date: 11/11/2014 4:06:27 AM
Location:  North Kansas City, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3764(SD40-2) NS 6083(SD40-2) NW 1604(SD40) NW 8045(C30-7)
Views:  19093   Comments: 2
ATSF 5030
Title:  ATSF 5030
Description:  Westbound manifest descends between the Loop and Woodford at the fifth crossing of Tehachapi Creek. ATSF 5030 was later BNSF 6345. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  4/1/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2010 6:11:03 PM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 5030(SD40-2)
Views:  20928   Comments: 10
Burlington Northern F9A 770
Title:  Burlington Northern F9A 770
Description:  Burlington Northern F9A 770 leads train 126 at Northtown Yard in Minneapolis March 1974. Unknown Photographer.
Photo Date:  3/3/1974  Upload Date: 6/7/2020 8:57:59 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 770(F9A) BN 777(F9B)
Views:  20768   Comments: 3
AT&SF 2-8-2 3261
Title:  AT&SF 2-8-2 3261
Description:  AT&SF 3261 at Topeka, Kansas on an unknown day in March 1943, photograph by Jack Delano, image from the Library of Congress. Number 3261 was a 2-8-2 of the 3160 class ( #'s 3160 - 3287 ) built by Baldwin between 1917 and 1920.
Photo Date:  3/1/1943  Upload Date: 9/7/2018 1:46:19 PM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Jack Delano
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  ATSF 3261(2-8-2)
Views:  20995   Comments: 1
Early Morning Haul
Title:  Early Morning Haul
Description:  A BNSF train between Havre and Kremlin, Montana hauls oil from the Bakken oil fields to the west coast to be refined and sold overseas.
Photo Date:  9/11/2015  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:09:13 PM
Location:  Havre, MT
Author:  Todd Klassy
Categories:  Night,Transit,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7102(ES44C4)
Views:  22856   Comments: 36
Passing Through Tomkins Cove Quarry
Title:  Passing Through Tomkins Cove Quarry
Description:  Mining operations ceased in 2012. An auto train passes under an aging enclosed stone aggregate conveyor
Photo Date:  9/3/2019  Upload Date: 11/16/2019 9:30:56 PM
Location:  Stony Point, NY
Author:  Jason Bialecki
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 3124(ES44AC-H)
Views:  22158   Comments: 6
SOO 4402
Title:  SOO 4402
Description:  Classic early Soo Line GP38 with RED lettering - NICE!
Photo Date:  12/30/1988  Upload Date: 10/20/2009 7:33:45 PM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Jim Matuska
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  SOO 4402(GP38-2)
Views:  22038   Comments: 10
252 with unusual power
Title:  252 with unusual power
Description:  252 rolls south over the Harpursville bridge behind a trio of 40's. The two trailing units are notable. The middle unit is an ex SOU unit that was converted to a B unit by CP; they changed it by removing the seats and control stand, and boarding up the windows-yes, boarding up: they used plywood. The trailing unit is ex Greater Winnipeg Water District, and a trade from CN-note the road number that falls into CN's SD40 series.
Photo Date:  1/22/2002  Upload Date: 12/26/2013 1:10:30 AM
Location:  Harpursville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5612(SD40-2) CP 5475(SD40-2) CP 5394(SD40-2)
Views:  22823   Comments: 7
BLE 905
Title:  BLE 905
Description:  Northbound coal shot from the old Erie Extension Canal bed. Date Approxamate.
Photo Date:  5/15/2006  Upload Date: 10/27/2008 4:50:48 PM
Location:  Adamsville, PA
Author:  Jon Clark
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives:  BLE 905(SD40-3) BLE 901(SD40-3) BLE 902(SD40-3)
Views:  23011   Comments: 10
SBK 13
Title:  SBK 13
Description:  South Brooklyn Railway 13
Photo Date:  3/15/1972  Upload Date: 2/5/2016 3:19:13 PM
Location:  Brooklyn, NY
Author:  John McCluskey
Categories:  Transit,Action
Locomotives:  SBK 13(70Tonner)
Views:  23674   Comments: 5
LI 601
Title:  LI 601
Description:  Long Island's original FA cab car (ex-L&N 317) lays over at Port Jefferson. Note that the cab car faces east in this early view. Later on, all the push-pull trainsets were turned so that the cab cars faced west. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  7/1/1971  Upload Date: 11/24/2010 1:39:48 PM
Location:  Port Jefferson, NY
Author:  Stephen J. Benkovitz
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  LI 601(Power Car)
Views:  22801   Comments: 3
AT&SF E6 15
Title:  AT&SF E6 15
Description:  AT&SF E6 15 at Albuquerque, New Mexico, circa 1942, photograph by Jack Delano, image from the Library of Congress ( LoC ). The description at the LoC was: Santa Fe R.R. streamliner, the 'Super Chief,' being serviced at the depot, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Servicing these diesel streamliners takes five minutes.

Number 15 was built in May 1941 ( c/n 1242 ), retired and traded to EMD in June 1968. Note it was equipped with a visor over the headlight, which I believe was installed to make the light less noticeable from the air, the fear being air raids from Japan during World War II. I count 11 men servicing the locomotives, although one man is carrying a grip bag, so maybe he is part of the locomotive crew. Also of interest ( to me ) is the man on the right stacking white bags on a baggage cart, and he is standing on something that is covered with a white fabric cloth.

Photo Date:  6/1/1942  Upload Date: 9/7/2018 12:11:26 PM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Jack Delano
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  ATSF 15(E6A)
Views:  23604   Comments: 7
CRIP 206
Title:  CRIP 206
Description:  Rock Island U25B 206
Photo Date:  6/1/1967  Upload Date: 2/4/2014 2:58:08 PM
Location:  New Lenox, IL
Author:  Ken Carlson
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CRIP 206(U25B) CRIP 210(U25B)
Views:  22718   Comments: 4
NYC 5292 and 5333 departing St. Luc yard on the NYC's daily Montreal turn
Title:  NYC 5292 and 5333 departing St. Luc yard on the NYC's daily Montreal turn
Description:  NYC 5292 and 5333 departing St. Luc yard on the NYC's daily Montreal turn on May 1, 1966.
Photo Date:  5/1/1966  Upload Date: 2/9/2015 10:41:56 AM
Location:  Cote St. Luc, QC
Author:  Jim Sandilands
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  NYC 5292(RS3) NYC 5333(RS3)
Views:  23069   Comments: 4
Pátio de Porto Velho
Title:  Pátio de Porto Velho
Description:  Pátio de Porto Velho, km01 da EFVM
Photo Date:  6/13/2013  Upload Date: 5/7/2014 2:50:14 PM
Location:  Porto Velho, ES
Author:  Leandro Ribeiro Barbosa
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EFVM 706(BB36-7) EFVM 887(BB45-2) EFVM 542(G12) FCA 4172(G12)
Views:  22331   Comments: 3
VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Bartonsville
Title:  VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Bartonsville
Description:  Vermont Railway six-axle and leased GATX Corporation four-axle locomotives, in the form of VTR 431 and GATX 2215, lead the Vermont Rail Systems Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-26 across Lower Bartonsville Road in the village of Bartonsville, Vermont en route to Riverside Yard in Rockingham with twenty-seven loads for Pan Am Railways and four empties to return to Rutland on Train 264-26 later in the evening. The Bartonsville Covered Bridge, spanning the Williams River, was rebuilt in 2012 following the severe flooding from Hurricane Irene the previous year that washed away the original covered bridge built in 1870.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:41:04 PM
Location:  Bartonsville, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  VTR 431(SD70M-2) GMTX 2215(GP38-2)
Views:  22261   Comments: 10
TGV Reseau - SNCF French National Railways
Title:  TGV Reseau - SNCF French National Railways
Description:  As there is one way traffic for boats through the upcoming tunnel, the boats have to wait until the traffic light shows green. Nice time to spot trains, which runs along the channel.
Photo Date:  9/4/2010  Upload Date: 9/9/2010 3:24:33 PM
Location:  Arzviller, FR
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SNCF TGV(UNKNOWN)
Views:  22062   Comments: 9
ATSF 912
Title:  ATSF 912
Description:  The roundhouse and turntable combination was railroadings unique solution to servicing steam locomotives in a relatively small area. Even a large roundhouse, such as this example at Santa Fe Railways San Bernardino, California, yard was an efficient use of space. By the time of this photo in April 1961, steam was gone and was replaced with diesels. But the roundhouse and turntable was still in service. (Exact date unknown.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1961  Upload Date: 1/18/2012 7:09:59 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  Frank "Woody" Woodburn
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ATSF 912(SD24)
Views:  24853   Comments: 4
ATSF 311L:2
Title:  ATSF 311L:2
Description:  ATSF 311L:2 was on the point of the recently arrived Amtrak Train #3 "Super Chief".
Photo Date:  11/26/1972  Upload Date: 11/17/2019 9:27:41 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 311L(F7A)
Views:  23088   Comments: 5
Soo Line departing Mpls MN in 1971.
Title:  Soo Line departing Mpls MN in 1971.
Description:  This is a classic Soo Line consist in the 1960s and 1970s on large heavy trains. Here we see an F7 on the point, followed by a GP9, GP30, SD40, SD40, GP, and F7. The F7s were delivered to the Soo Line in maroon and gold paint, along with GP9s and GP7s. Some GP9s, SWs, Baldwins and Alcos were delivered to the Soo Line in black and yellow stripes in the early 1950s.
Photo Date:  6/14/1975  Upload Date: 10/2/2011 12:08:58 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  S Kotnour
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOO 501A(FP7A)
Views:  24549   Comments: 7
Penn Central Reading,Pa.
Title:  Penn Central Reading,Pa.
Description:  view from Front and Penn
Photo Date:  4/1/1972  Upload Date: 8/29/2011 4:33:59 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  bob gottschall
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  PC 7255(GP9)
Views:  23891   Comments: 7
Milw Rd E70 East
Title:  Milw Rd E70 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 6/17/2006 10:56:59 PM
Location:  Alberton, MT
Author:  Steve Schmollinger
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MILW E70(2-D-D-2) MILW 174(SD40-2)
Views:  24727   Comments: 5
F's At the Table
Title:  F's At the Table
Description:  Back to the turntable.
Photo Date:  5/31/2014  Upload Date: 5/16/2015 4:19:40 AM
Location:  Spencer, NC
Author:  Victoria Broskie
Categories:  Night
Locomotives:  NS 4271(F9A) NAUG 2019(FL9) WAB 1189(F7A) BO 722(F7A) PEX 722(F7A) SBVR 722(F7A) CNW 411(F7A) PAR 1(FP9A) PESX 722(F7A)
Views:  22593   Comments: 3
CB&Q E5 9910A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9910A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9910A, named SILVER SPEED, departing Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on August 21, 1949, photographer unknown, print by Willian A. Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. Hand written on the back of the print is J. Scribbins, who may be the original photographer. The trailing E5B unit MAY be 9910B, named SILVER POWER, but I could not definitively make out the name. The following is from the Burlington Route Historical Society's Burlington Bulletin No. 50, entitled, 'Overnight Every Night, Act 1: Burlington's 1936 Denver Zephyr", edited by Dave Lotz, who captioned this photo thusly:

Amplified with 174 additional chair car seats (provided by a pair of 52-seat cars and one-of-a-kind 70 seater SILVER LEAF, the latter built for the General Pershing Zephyr), No. 1 (the Denver Zephyr) gets out of Chicago behind E5s SILVER SPEED and SILVER POWER on August 21, 1949. Passengers aboard the amplified portion of the Colorado-bound Zephyr will drink and dine aboard 36-seat diner SILVER SPOON riding first-out behind the E5B. Meanwhile, Gulf Mobile & Ohio Alco S2 No. 11 gathers head-end cars for spotting at the mail terminal (they'll go south tonight on the Advance Midnight Special to Saint Louis) as a GM&O E7 (visible immediately above SILVER SPOON's rooftop kitchen vents) awaits its next call to duty in GM&O's tiny Harrison St. yard. Photographer Jim Scribbins recorded the action from the Polk St. overpass.

Photo Date:  8/21/1949  Upload Date: 12/6/2013 10:58:07 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Jim Scribbins
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  CBQ 9910A(E5A)
Views:  26020   Comments: 3
UP 4014
Title:  UP 4014
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/16/2019  Upload Date: 8/4/2019 6:10:36 PM
Location:  Iowa Falls, IA
Author:  Adam Hook
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4014(4-8-8-4)
Views:  24380   Comments: 7
N&W 547
Title:  N&W 547
Description:  Eastbound on the former AC&Y at Summit St
Photo Date:  11/22/1987  Upload Date: 8/4/2019 8:28:10 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Gary Hinkle
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NW 547(GP30)
Views:  23921   Comments: 3
NKP 190
Title:  NKP 190
Description:  NKP 190 sits at Barber Station in Spencer, NC during the Streamliners event
Photo Date:  5/31/2014  Upload Date: 7/22/2014 7:53:10 PM
Location:  Spencer, NC
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Roster,Night,Station
Locomotives:  NKP 190(PA1) CN 6789(FPA4)
Views:  24610   Comments: 7
FXE 4041 Leading MEGGN-29
Title:  FXE 4041 Leading MEGGN-29
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/29/2019  Upload Date: 5/30/2019 1:36:03 AM
Location:  Dyersdale, TX
Author:  Andrew B
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FXE 4041(SD70ACe)
Views:  24826   Comments: 9


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