A conglomeration of railroading photos from across the web! Photos are property of their respective owners.
Caption: “This is a one of kind electric freight motor built by EMD for Conrail. After Amtrak raised the trackage rates, CR moved off Amtrak and retired electric freight locomotives. This locomotive was a joint effort of EMD and Swedish company that makes the Amtrak electric motors.”
Caption: “‘modern’ PRR caboose on the old Panhandle . Chicago 1965 71st and Bell.”
Caption: “Santa Fe F7A 43 with three B units leads on train 16, the Texas Chief, into Chicago on March 23, 1969.”
Photo by David V. Leonard
SP Pacific 4-6-2 on Flickr.
California State Railway Museum
Railroad history, and everything associated, is a rich and foreign subject many never dare to explore. That ‘old trestle’ and that ‘stretch of unused track’ are far more than an eyesore or obsolete. Every piece of railroad related technology, real estate and apparatus in this country is a small museum to American ingenuity and the beauty of practicality. To understand an area and its people, you must study the railroad. A railroad will hand you a spectrum of information about the world around you. What the railroad carried will tell you what a town needed to survive and thrive. The locations it served will give you an idea about where people settled, and why. A town without a railroad is almost always smaller and less developed than those served by rail at one time or another. And if the tracks are abandoned, if their iron glory has been choked with weeds or removed altogether, then you have found a buried treasure; a living testament to the ugliness of man’s ignorance and the beauty of his history and progression.
Caption: “A view at West Chicago 1976 of the CB&Q station & the wooden caboose in West Chicago.The BN is running around its train to head back to Aurora.Today the station has been moved to a new location and it’s a museum and the caboose and the track is long gone.”
West Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Mark L Lanuza
Two variations of the Erie-Lackawanna paint scheme for the Alco PA1 model.
Photos by Sturges and Folsom, Fred Stuckmann collection.
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