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American-Rails.com 4h
In this postcard scene, a Union Pacific RS3 eases its way through downtown Burke, Idaho with a load of lumber and other freight in the 1950's. The now-ghost town sprung up in 1887 thanks to the silver mining trade; mining operations lasted until 1991.
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American-Rails.com 12h
One of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis streamlined 4-6-2's (K-2) is seen here with "City of Memphis" on the west leg of the wye at Tower 17, backing into Memphis Union Station on May 16, 1947.
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American-Rails.com 23h
This panoramic view overlooking Lake Michigan features Chicago & North Western's southbound "Peninsula '400'," led by E3A's, arriving in Milwaukee during the early 1940's. C&NW publicity photo.
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American-Rails.com Nov 14
An Electro-Motive photo featuring a gorgeous new Gulf, Mobile & Ohio F3A in May, 1947. At the time of this photo the GM&O was only a few years old.
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American-Rails.com Nov 14
Colorado & Southern (Burlington) 2-8-0 #644 steams southbound along the Front Range near Fort Collins, Colorado on December 8, 1957.
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American-Rails.com Nov 13
Bangor & Aroostook E7A #10 with what is perhaps the "Aroostook Flyer" (Bangor - Van Buren, Maine) at an unknown location, circa 1950's.
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American-Rails.com Nov 13
Norfolk & Western F7A #3717 (ex-Wabash #1185) is seen here in Decatur, Illinois on September 25, 1965. The N&W never purchased its own cab units; all were acquired through the 1964 Wabash Railroad merger. Dick Wallin photo/Warren Calloway collection.
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American-Rails.com Nov 13
Impressive work, Sir Rod!
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American-Rails.com Nov 13
What appears to be a Southern Pacific "Tunnel Motor" is ahead of an consist (led by SDP40F's) at snowbound Truckee, California in February, 1975. Drew Jacksich photo.
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American-Rails.com Nov 12
Taken from Chicago's Roosevelt Road Bridge, Baltimore & Ohio RS1 #9186 totes a single baggage car along Grand Central Station's lead tracks on December 26, 1967. Roger Puta photo.
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American-Rails.com Nov 12
In a scene that appears to have been taken from a baggage car of Southern Railway's train #3, the "Royal Palm," the train is on the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific, otherwise known as the 'Rathole Division,' at Oakdale, Tennessee on April 11, 1963. Roger Puta photo.
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American-Rails.com Nov 11
One of the Jersey Central's many 2-8-0 "Camelbacks," #677, which utilized a large Wootten Firebox (located just behind the cab) designed by John Wootten. It enabled these unique locomotives to burn culm, a waste product from the mining of anthracite coal.
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American-Rails.com Nov 11
A Norfolk & Western publicity photo featuring 4-8-2 #129 (K-2a) with train #4, the eastbound "Pocahontas," near Shawsville, Virginia in 1942. Its consist here included an RPO, baggage, combine, two air-conditioned coaches, diner, and sleepers.
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American-Rails.com Nov 11
"Labor Day weekend, September 1969, Western Pacific's 'California Zephyr' is eastbound crossing Spanish Creek at Keddie, CA. Only a few months remained before this train passed into history." - Drew Jacksich
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American-Rails.com Nov 10
What appears to be a pair of Pennsylvania 2-8-2's at the yard in Enola, Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, circa 1950's. Photographer unknown.
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American-Rails.com Nov 10
A new Delaware & Hudson GP39-2, #7617, pressed into service and still missing its nose shield, leads a northbound freight beneath historic Starrucca Viaduct on the now-abandoned Penn Division at Lanesboro, Pennsylvania in May, 1976. Jerry Custer photo.
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American-Rails.com Nov 9
Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-2 #487 (K-36) takes on coal at Monero, New Mexico in June, 1967. Today, this segment of the famous narrow-gauge lines is abandoned. Drew Jacksich photo.
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American-Rails.com Nov 9
Lehigh Valley 4-8-4 #5204 (T-2a) steams under the foot bridge at the Sayre, Pennsylvania terminal on December 17, 1949. Nicknamed "Wyomings" (for Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley), these steamers looked intimidating with their Elesco feed-water heaters perched above the smoke box.
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American-Rails.com Nov 8
Replying to @mattringo13
Also not far from the Schroeder was the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee's (interurban) primary Milwaukee terminal and yard. This photo was taken by Roger Puta in 1962.
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American-Rails.com Nov 8
Milwaukee Road "Erie-Built," #6-A, spends its last days working local "Hiawatha" service and is seen here at Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the very early 1960's (scrapped in 1963). Fred Byerly photo.
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