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Life has changed in many ways over the years. Where great iron horses once roamed, only the memories remain.
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Photo ID: 851313

The Santa Fe Super Chief is seen at Albuquerque New Mexico in 1943. Note the wartime headlight visor on the EMC E6. Jack Delano photo, from the Library of Congress collection and my collection.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMC E6
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: ATSF 17
Photo Date: March, 1943


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Feb 08, 2024

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Favorited: 100
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Photo ID: 847554

Nickel Plate Road 1500hp FM H12-44 No.153 built 4/58 one of twenty-two (134-155) owned by the NKP. Number 153 was in yard service at Toledo, Ohio on August 2,1963. Photo by Howard Ameling, from ... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Fairbanks-Morse H12-44
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 153
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 1963


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Dec 18, 2023

Views: 3,689
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Photo ID: 826324

Not all DL&W switcher motive power was in the 600 to 1200hp range. In the fall of 1948, three 380hp 44-tonners were assembled at GE's Erie plant, for light duty switching operations on the Lack... (more)

Railroad: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Locomotive: GE 44-ton
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: DLW 52
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 05, 1961


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Mar 06, 2023

Views: 4,408
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Photo ID: 656898

I recently came across my father's old train log book, which he wrote at the age of 11 in 1948. He talked about going from Detroit to Collingswood, NJ to visit his great uncle, Robert F. Mckee, w... (more)

Railroad: Western Maryland Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Eddystone, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: WM 1203
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1940


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By: John Doughty

Added: May 03, 2018

Views: 9,262
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Photo ID: 586930

John is celebrating eclipsing the 6,000,000 page view count for his photos at railpictures.net by uploading these rare color scenes of the last days of Chicago & Illinois Midland steam, seen in th... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & Illinois Midland
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CIM 541
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 10, 1955


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 25, 2016

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Photo ID: 586842

Steam in it's last days of operation recorded in September 1955 at the CIM yard. The bulk diesel fuel oil tanks had recently been erected nearby. Anscochrone original.

Railroad: Chicago & Illinois Midland
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CIM 549
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 10, 1955


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 24, 2016

Views: 10,182
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Photo ID: 571127

Westbound Buffalo Creek & Gauley #4 near Widen, WV in the summer of 1963.

Railroad: Buffalo Creek & Gauley
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Widen, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BCG 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1963


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 4,159
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 571125

Mobile & Gulf 2-6-0 #97 working at Brownville, AL in August 1962.

Railroad: Mobile and Gulf Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Brownville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: 97
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1962


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 4,197
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Photo ID: 571124

Brimstone Shay #36 working near the Southern interchange at New River, TN in this February 1961 scene.

Railroad: Brimstone and New River Railway
Locomotive: Shay
Location: New River, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: BNRY 36
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1961


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 6,645
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Photo ID: 566590

This is a K2a 4-8-2 Mountain, not a J class 4-8-4. I shot the unusually dirty 126 below the 5th St. bridge.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 126
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 1957


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By: EDWARD J. OZOG

Added: Feb 20, 2016

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Photo ID: 565854

I shot the westbound Norfolk & Western Y-6 2-8-8-2 with auxiliary tender from the 5th St. bridge over the Roanoke yard.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 1957


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By: EDWARD J. OZOG

Added: Feb 14, 2016

Views: 10,851
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Photo ID: 564638

Olin-Mathieson 2-8-0 #11 leads a short train at Saltville, VA in Sept. 1960. This engine is the oldest surviving Norfolk & Western locomotive which currently sits on static display in the Town of ... (more)

Railroad: Olin-Mathieson Corporation
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Saltville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: OM 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1960


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 06, 2016

Views: 12,723
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Favorited: 50
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Photo ID: 564637

N&W 2105 at Bluefield, WVa in the late summer of 1959.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Bluefield, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2105
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1959


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 06, 2016

Views: 10,342
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Photo ID: 564634

Former IC 0-8-0 #3571 working for the Traxler Brothers Sand and Gravel at Crystal Springs, MS in 1960. This engine was scrapped in the fall of 1989.

Railroad: Traxler Brothers Sand and Gravel
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Crystal Springs, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: IC 3571
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1960


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 06, 2016

Views: 3,451
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Photo ID: 526252

The hometown Interstate Railroad was known for owning a rather eclectic fleet of steam locomotives--some bought new, but most second hand acquisitions from here and there. A prime example was 2-8-... (more)

Railroad: Interstate
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: INT 14
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1951


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 08, 2015

Views: 14,925
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