A conglomeration of railroading photos from across the web! Photos are property of their respective owners.

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Railfanning Huntsville, AL with 52 notes

marmarinou:

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.”
LaGrange/McCook, Illinois
August 1976

marmarinou:

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.”

LaGrange/McCook, Illinois

August 1976

Source: rr-fallenflags.org

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from RailPony's Railfan Blog with 13 notes

rptherailfan:

(via NW tonnage mauler - Classic Trains Magazine)

rptherailfan:

(via NW tonnage mauler - Classic Trains Magazine)

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Railroads, Chicago-style with 17 notes

marmarinou:

PRR N-8 Caboose by woodybobbin on Flickr.
Caption: “‘modern’ PRR caboose on the old Panhandle . Chicago 1965 71st and Bell.”

marmarinou:

PRR N-8 Caboose by woodybobbin on Flickr.

Caption: “‘modern’ PRR caboose on the old Panhandle . Chicago 1965 71st and Bell.”

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Railfanning Huntsville, AL with 32 notes

marmarinou:

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
www.railarchive.net

marmarinou:

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

www.railarchive.net

Source: marmarinou

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Lenny and Carl's Photo Blog with 11 notes

lennycarl08:

SP Pacific 4-6-2 on Flickr.California State Railway Museum

lennycarl08:

SP Pacific 4-6-2 on Flickr.

California State Railway Museum

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from New Hampshire Railroad Gallery with 28 notes

newhampshirerail:

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.

newhampshirerail:

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.

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from RailPony's Railfan Blog with 22 notes

marmarinou:

CB&Q station at West Chicago Aug 1976 by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.
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
August 1976
Photo by Mark L Lanuza

marmarinou:

CB&Q station at West Chicago Aug 1976 by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.

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

August 1976

Photo by Mark L Lanuza

Source: marmarinou

19th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Railroads, Chicago-style with 39 notes

marmarinou:

Two variations of the Erie-Lackawanna paint scheme for the Alco PA1 model.

Chicago

Photos by Sturges and Folsom, Fred Stuckmann collection.

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from QStation with 12 notes

qstation:

20131123 28 BNSF, Steward, Illinois-2 by davidwilson1949 on Flickr.

qstation:

20131123 28 BNSF, Steward, Illinois-2 by davidwilson1949 on Flickr.

13th August 2014

Photo with 1 note

CSX Q008 @ Bogota - 8/7/2014 by John McCloskey Jr. on Flickr.

CSX Q008 @ Bogota - 8/7/2014 by John McCloskey Jr. on Flickr.