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Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
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Photo ID: 851558

BN 205 sports a fresh coat of paint at Auburn Yard, Auburn, WA. The SW1200 was built as NP 146 in February 1957, and would survive the BNSF merger becoming BNSF 3540.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 205
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 13, 2024

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Photo ID: 851557

BN 9790 pokes its nose out of the diesel shop at Auburn, WA, a former Northern Pacific facility located between Seattle and Tacoma. A close look shows that this former BN passenger F7 still wears ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9790
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 13, 2024

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Photo ID: 851556

BN 1524, x-GN GP7, pokes its nose out of the Interbay roundhouse, sharing space with a GP35 & F9A. The stripes on the long hood identify it as the front, typical of all GN road switchers (as deliv... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 1524
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 13, 2024

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Photo ID: 851555

BN 6004 was Balmer Yard's principal hump engine in the mid-70s. The unit was GN's fifth SD7, part of a fleet of 23 SD7s and 27 SD9s, most of which were assigned to Minnesota. I enjoyed several eve... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 13, 2024

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Photo ID: 850806

BN 10249 sits with other cabooses between local runs at Wenatchee, WA. It would continue is service on the BN at least until 1987 when FREDs started taking over rear end duties.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Wenatchee, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 10249
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 01, 2024

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Photo ID: 850805

BN 11288 brings up the rear of a northbound BN freight heading from Tacoma to Auburn, WA. Mt. Rainier towers over the caboose near the curve that will turn the railroad towanorth through Sumner an... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Puyallup, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 11288
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 01, 2024

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Photo ID: 850804

BN 4068 is a former SP&S RS-3 that was assigned at Astoria, OR for switching and local work. Astoria was nearly as far west of SP&S got. Their trackage did extend a little further west to the actu... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Astoria, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: BN 4068
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 01, 2024

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Photo ID: 850803

BN SDP45 9858 sits alongside Dale St. Shops in St. Paul, MN, still wearing its passenger number. A close look indicates the unit has been sideswiped on the engineer side. There is some damage to t... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9858
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 01, 2024

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Photo ID: 837409

UP SD40-2 #3408; Purchased new as number 8073 in May 1977, renumbered to 3408 in 1981. Equipped with 116 inch extended low nose. Norfolk & Western SD35 #1551 built in 1965 with a high short nos... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3408
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1982


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 30, 2023

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Photo ID: 829680

Western Pennsylvania coal train bound for Edison's River Rouge power plant near Detroit, Michigan, led by PRR GP9 7253, PRR GP9B 3818 and Detroit, Toledo & Ironton GP9 990 rolling through Orovill... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Oroville, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 7253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 11, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Apr 17, 2023

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Photo ID: 829177

Rolling out of Union Station, two bald PRR E8s 4255 and 4297 leading train 22 the Manhattan Limited on its journey to New York on June 19, 1968. Photo by photographer's name not listed, from my... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4255
Train ID: PRR 22
Photo Date: June 19, 1968


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Apr 11, 2023

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Photo ID: 828532

Curving out of St. Louis' Union Station the cavernous train shed, comes a pair of PRR E8's leading train 65 with 4 cars of mail, 2 bagage cars, and 2 coaches. In the background three Norfolk & ... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4264
Train ID: PRR 65
Photo Date: October 26, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Apr 03, 2023

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Photo ID: 827414

Amtrak heater car HC 12 is seen at the BN diesel facilities at Minneapolis Jct. (Harrison St.) In the early years of Amtrak BN handled servicing here for them. This heater car was originally modif... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Steam Heater Car
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK HC 12
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 20, 2023

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Photo ID: 827413

BN F9A no. 840 (Northern Pacific heritage) idles outside the wood engine house at Wishram, WA, the former SP&S crew change location between Pasco and Vancouver, WA. Immediately west of Wishram the... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Wishram, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 840
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 1978


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 20, 2023

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Photo ID: 827153

CN 79657, a Pt. St. Charles built caboose, brings up the rear of a sulfur train stopped at Boston Bar, BC for a crew change. CN built a large quantity of these cabooses in the first half of the 19... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Boston Bar, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 79657
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 17, 2023

Views: 2,091
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