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Monumental moments in railroading
Photos taken on or around important historical moments - the first runs of various locomotive models, the day before/of big mergers, or other big historical events, etc.
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Photo ID: 836901

Union Pacific train number 111, the City of Denver, is seen leaving Denver on its first westbound run, with ten cars at 35 MPH, on June 19th 1936. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMC
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP M-10005
Train ID: UP 111
Photo Date: June 19, 1936


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Jul 23, 2023

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Photo ID: 549169

EMD's latest and greatest demo the SD70ace-T4 at the RSI show in BNSF's northtown yard. Taken before the crowds came storming in.

Railroad: Electro Motive Division (EMD)
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACE-T4
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX 1501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 2015


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By: Steven Mckay

Added: Oct 05, 2015

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Photo ID: 401417

The first time I saw one of UP's test GEVO's.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Mosier, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5695
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2003


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By: Indecline

Added: Jun 22, 2012

Views: 1,806
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Photo ID: 276360

Two of BNSF's new ES44C4 locos along with GECX test car #90 head up a 6000 plus ton stack train about to ascend Stevens Pass. The locos onl have 4 traction motors as the center axle on each truck ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Skykomish, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6602
Train ID: BNSF SSEACHI117A
Photo Date: March 17, 2009


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By: Gregory Weirich

Added: Mar 18, 2009

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Photo ID: 123391

NS 2652 & NS 2662 lead NS 134 on their first revenue run

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2652
Train ID: NS 134
Photo Date: October, 2005


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By: Derek Poole - Salisbury333

Added: Oct 28, 2005

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Photo ID: 121329

First SD70M-2 for NS gets a run on the Test Track

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: NS 2660
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 2005


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By: Larry Broadbent

Added: Oct 07, 2005

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Photo ID: 110024

SD70M-2 DEMO units #75 & #76 lead NS train 194 into Roanoke, VA on their first run over a mainline railroad.

Railroad: General Motors Locomotive Group (EMDX)
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Ironto, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX 75
Train ID: NS 194
Photo Date: June 20, 2005


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By: Derek Poole - Salisbury333

Added: Jun 20, 2005

Views: 6,670
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Photo ID: 108001

new waitin for pickup

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7748
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2005


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By: Shawn M.

Added: May 30, 2005

Views: 3,729
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Photo ID: 98360

H3 GEVO Numbered 7695 crosses into Woodford

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7695
Train ID: -------------
Photo Date: March 19, 2005


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By: Shane Palus

Added: Mar 20, 2005

Views: 8,277
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Photo ID: 96902

The first revenue run of the new logo! Looking good as it passes through the curve at Belmont Road in Downers Grove on its maiden voyage. Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7687
Train ID: S-CHCTAC-3-07
Photo Date: March 08, 2005



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By: Joe LeMay

Added: Mar 08, 2005

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Photo ID: 96775

BNSF 7687 fresh from GE with new logo (H3 paint) sits in Cicero Yard waiting to get to the facility.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Cicero, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7687
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 07, 2005


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By: Matt Lastovich

Added: Mar 07, 2005

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Photo ID: 84310

CSX SD70ACe 4844 leads a pair of UP 'GEVO' units on a southbound loaded coal train as it crosses the Holston River just north of Kingsport, TN.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4844
Train ID: CSX N114
Photo Date: November, 2004


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By: Chris Starnes - RailCanon

Added: Nov 09, 2004

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Photo ID: 39653

BNSF 5722 leads two brand knew BNSF AC4400CW GEVO on the M-CSXLAW. These units are stored at Boise, Id with alternator problems!

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: La Crosse,Wi, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5722
Train ID: BNSF M-CSXLAW
Photo Date: September, 2003


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By: Andrew Matuska

Added: Nov 18, 2003

Views: 2,467
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Photo ID: 34267

Regular Merchandise Train from CSX Transportation - La Crosse, WI with three new AC4400CW units: 5722, 5720, 5723. The Test Car is the GE90 Gemini (GECX90).

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5722
Train ID: M-CSXLAW1-01A
Photo Date: October 02, 2003


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By: Thomas Johnson

Added: Oct 02, 2003

Views: 7,218
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Photo ID: 33319

Railroad: General Electric Leasing (GECX)
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: GECX 2011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 2003


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By: easteriepa

Added: Sep 24, 2003

Views: 10,994
Comments: 1

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