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Charles Freericks's Collection
 
1/26/2022
 
 
 
 
 
By:Charles Freericks
Dates:7/27/1982 - 12/31/1989
Album Info:Pictures from the 1980s
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NYSW LF1 switching by the derelict Ford Plant
Title:  NYSW LF1 switching by the derelict Ford Plant
Description:  Suzy-Q RS1 in new yellow jacket paint scheme is seen here working the Edgewater Yard. Today, the tracks are River Road and there are no RS1s on the NYSW. RS1 238 had been part of an order for eight units that arrive in 1945. Her even number indicates MU capability.
Photo Date:  1/8/1980  Upload Date: 10/20/2007 12:29:39 AM
Location:  Edgewater, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  NYSW 238(RS1)
Views:  1735   Comments: 0
FEC "Downtown Miami" at Little River
Title:  FEC "Downtown Miami" at Little River
Description:  This is the "Downtown Miami," the yard job out of Hialeah that worked industries on the FEC Belt Line between Hialeah and Little River and then in downtown Miami. We are at the 71st St. Wye (at NE 71st St.) looking SE on the through line. GP9 #667 was built in February 1957 and was sold to the Chicago, Central & Pacific as their #667 in September 2002
Photo Date:  8/15/1981  Upload Date: 7/29/2007 1:32:11 PM
Location:  Miami, FL
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  FEC 667(GP9)
Views:  1746   Comments: 3
RENFE 276-056-3
Title:  RENFE 276-056-3
Description:  It was very early in the AM, and three friends and I had just rode all the way from Paris when we detrained in Portbou to switch from our SNCF train to a RENFE one for the ride to Barcelona. The yard around the station was fantastic for this rail buff. This Alstom Class 276 motor was moving around in the crisp morning light.
Photo Date:  7/27/1982  Upload Date: 7/4/2010 1:36:15 AM
Location:  Port Bou, ES
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Views:  1594   Comments: 0
Long distance passenger
Title:  Long distance passenger
Description:  A passenger train from the south with a pair of freight cars on the head end, pulls out of Port Bou at the French/Spanish border. The Spanish trains are at a wider gauge, (Iberic Gauge) so when travelling into Spain from France, one is forced to change trains here. Spanish trains are on the right and French trains are out of frame to the left.
Photo Date:  7/27/1982  Upload Date: 7/4/2010 11:25:27 AM
Location:  Port Bou, ES
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  RENFE 7639(UNKNOWN)
Views:  876   Comments: 0
SNCF 22312 coming west
Title:  SNCF 22312 coming west
Description:  A rake of DEV stock dating from the 40s/50s is in the command of BB 22312 a BB-22200 class "Nez Casse" (Broken Nose). Due to the age of the cars, this might be dated summer service, a 'train supplmentaire' (extra) or a "doublement" (second section), although the DEVs did still see some fast train service on this line at the time. The DEVs were deeveloped in 1938 by Division dEtudes de Voitures, but weren't actually built until 1946 due to WWII.
Photo Date:  8/10/1982  Upload Date: 7/22/2007 1:22:20 AM
Location:  Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, FR
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  SNCF 22312(UNKNOWN)
Views:  883   Comments: 0
SNCF 25638
Title:  SNCF 25638
Description:  A BB-25500 waits for passngers at Gare de Versailles-Chantiers. It is a "Locomotive mixte bicourant en livre Vert de la SNCF," or dual-voltage electric motor in French National Railways green. It is an Altstom from the early 1970s. This station was built in 1932. The pedestrian bridge includes an observation post seen above the train.
Photo Date:  5/14/1983  Upload Date: 2/22/2008 1:16:55 AM
Location:  Versailles, FR
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  SNCF 25638(Bo-Bo Type Electric)
Views:  738   Comments: 1
SNCB 2348 leads a passnger run into Treinstation Bruges
Title:  SNCB 2348 leads a passnger run into Treinstation Bruges
Description:  This was shot in one of those storms that got a little scary. I remember wondering if we would be okay as this Brugeoise-Nivelles Series 23 pulled in to take us back to Brussels. Series 23 motors were built from 1955 to 1957 and are generally assigned to freight, although passenger use is not uncommon. This is the original green livary that these units were delivered in. The first two cars are DB Deutsche Bundesbahn (German Federal Railways - West Germany) and the orange cars are SNCB (Belgian State Railway) Eurofima cars.
Photo Date:  5/16/1983  Upload Date: 2/27/2008 2:04:40 AM
Location:  Bruges, BE
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  SNCB 2348(Bo-Bo Type Electric)
Views:  993   Comments: 0
MARTA Hightower Train
Title:  MARTA Hightower Train
Description:  In Atlanta for The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) Convention, I got up early to experience MARTA. I got on at Peach Tree and rode. Here, I saw Franco Belge CQ310 car #127 on the lead of an East-West Line MARTA train at King Memroial Station. It is one of 118 CQ310 Class cars delivered between 1979 and 1982 by the French firm Franco-Belge. The yard to the right is the Seaboard System's Hulsey Yard (of Georgia Railroad Heritage).
Photo Date:  1/20/1984  Upload Date: 2/7/2008 10:21:47 PM
Location:  Atlanta, GA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Views:  3706   Comments: 0
MBTA Framingham Line trains
Title:  MBTA Framingham Line trains
Description:  On a quite Sunday afternoon, I arrive at South Station for a 4:25 train, only to be told that there was no 4:25, and next train was the 5:30 Ben Franklin, so I pull out the trusty Canon AE-1 and kill some time shooting the MBTA F40s and RDCs. F40PHs 1001, 1008, and 1011 were delivered between Sept and Nov 1978. The architecturally fascinated Federal Reserve Bank Building (built in 1976) rises behind the station.
Photo Date:  5/27/1984  Upload Date: 6/3/2009 10:20:44 AM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  MBTA 1011(F40PH) MBTA 1008(F40PH) MBTA 1001(F40PH)
Views:  883   Comments: 0
PAT 6690 idles in Grant Street Station
Title:  PAT 6690 idles in Grant Street Station
Description:  Train 112 "The Shopper" to Versailles is made up of former Chesapeake and Ohio commmuter coaches including one rebuilt with control cabs for push-pull service. The F7(A) is former Wellsville Addison and Galeton 2200, nee Southern Pacific 6443, which was rebuilt by GE in 1981. It went on to Conn DOT and then to Naugatuck RR.
Photo Date:  6/20/1984  Upload Date: 9/9/2007 10:53:03 PM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  PAT 6690(F7A)
Views:  1278   Comments: 0
CR 6505
Title:  CR 6505
Description:  A Conrail freight runs through West Park towards CP Penn, milepost 1.8 on the Fort Wayne Line. Picture was taken from a footbridge in the park about two blocks from Three Rivers Stadium. CP-Penn marks the junction of the Pittsburgh and Conemaugh Lines, becoming the Fort Wayne Line. Tracks 4 and 1 are the Pittsburgh Line; tracks 2 and 3 are the Conemaugh Line.
Photo Date:  6/21/1984  Upload Date: 9/9/2007 11:31:54 PM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  CR 6505(SD40-2) CR 2721(U23B)
Views:  1126   Comments: 0
KCS 799 leading train #55
Title:  KCS 799 leading train #55
Description:  A KCS trio of a GP40-2, F7(A) Slug, and GP40, drag a freight across Essen Lane on their way from Shreveport to New Orleans. The train is either a #53 or #55(most likely) on the the "New Orleans Sub" of the "Louisiana & Arkansas Division" for the KCS. Train 55 usually had chemical empties returning to Baton Rouge. It also carried piggybacks. (53 ran the same route, but to Family Lines' Gentilly Yard) KCS 799 was part of a two unit order delivered August 1979, making it five years old in this shot.
Photo Date:  8/16/1984  Upload Date: 8/10/2007 10:55:04 PM
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  KCS 799(GP40-2)
Views:  1962   Comments: 0
KCS F7A (SLUG)
Title:  KCS F7A (SLUG)
Description:  F7A #4060 had begun life as KCS #73D when delivered in August of 1950. Later, it was renumber #90. It suffered a fire in 1977, at which time it was rebuilt as a slug and renumbered 4060. It was semi-perminantly paired with the 799 at the time of this shot. Later, it was preserved in 1991 at Decatur AR, renumbered back to 73D and painted in the Southern Belle scheme.
Photo Date:  8/16/1984  Upload Date: 8/10/2007 10:55:43 PM
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  KCS 4060(Road Slug)
Views:  1682   Comments: 0
MKT 627
Title:  MKT 627
Description:  Just a few hundred yards west of crossing the Brazos River....with the Pipeline bridge tower in the background. This was an N106, an as needed train from Eureka Yard that handled traffic for Bellmead Yard in Waco, Fort Worth, Ray Yard in Denison, Muskogee, Parsons, and Kansas City. It was scheduled to leave Houston at 1155AM and arrived in 18th St. Yard in Kansas City at 200PM.
Photo Date:  8/17/1984  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 12:54:05 AM
Location:  Sealy, TX
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  MKT 627(SD40-2)
Views:  1246   Comments: 1
MKT 627
Title:  MKT 627
Description:  Mixed freight N106 westbound from the Mlcak Road overpass, just east of San Felipe, between the Brazos River and Sealy. This is a westbound manifest on the Katy's Houston Sub. While the this track still sees trains they are locals only, as it has been cut off from Houston at Katy. SD40-2 #627 was part of Katy's 4th order for this model and was delivered four years earlier, in August of 1980.
Photo Date:  8/17/1984  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 12:03:03 AM
Location:  Sealy, TX
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  MKT 627(SD40-2)
Views:  1399   Comments: 2
NYSW 120 takes Staten Island Railway RV1 east.
Title:  NYSW 120 takes Staten Island Railway RV1 east.
Description:  SW9 120 was a former B&O unit, picked up by the NYSW when they took over SIRY service. B&O had let it go in April 1985 when they were cut off from their connection by Conrail. Suzy-Q ran the service until about 1991. NYSW #120 was delivered to the B&O 1952/53 and had friction bearing trucks that restricted it to 25 mph. It is now the American Motive Power Inc (AMPI) shop switcher in Dansville NY.
Photo Date:  6/14/1985  Upload Date: 7/22/2007 12:55:09 PM
Location:  Cranford, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  NYSW 120(SW9)
Views:  3114   Comments: 0
FEC 660 and mates
Title:  FEC 660 and mates
Description:  Florida East Coast power is lined up awaiting assignment at WPB (The West Palm Beach yard) with the FEC passenger depot sitting in the background. GP9 #660 was part of FEC's 2nd order for GP9s, and was delivered in November of 1954, making her already 32 years old in this shot.
Photo Date:  1/2/1986  Upload Date: 7/31/2007 12:32:04 AM
Location:  West Palm Beach, FL
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  FEC 660(GP9)
Views:  907   Comments: 0
Santa Fe westbound along I-40
Title:  Santa Fe westbound along I-40
Description:  Nearing Milepost 328, just east of the bridge at the I-40 Winona exit, an assortment of GE and EMD six-axle units roll along the Seligman Subdivision of the Transcon with a manifest. Two C30-7s, an SD45-2, an U36C and a Kodochrome SD45. There's little that compare to the train frequency on the Transcon through here, where it seemed to average three trains an hour.
Photo Date:  10/31/1986  Upload Date: 7/31/2007 9:55:57 AM
Location:  Darling, AZ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  ATSF 8093(C30-7) ATSF 8116(C30-7) ATSF 5357(SD45u)
Views:  941   Comments: 1
ICG 9616 passes the depot
Title:  ICG 9616 passes the depot
Description:  Shot from west of the tracks on a RR owned road at MP208.9. The train is coming from Freeman Coal Crown III mine west of Farmersville, IL which opened in 1981 (about 10 miles south). The train is northbound with three ICG GP38-2s and one GM&O GP38-2 and a string of bathtub gons. This track was originally the Jacksonville Southeastern railroad. In 1899 the Illinois Central bought the railroad for the Madison Coal Corp. mine #6 in Divernon (it produced the most coal in the state between 1900 and 1930, it closed in 1925!).
Photo Date:  11/4/1986  Upload Date: 7/22/2007 11:46:19 AM
Location:  Divernon, IL
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  ICG 9616(GP38-2)
Views:  1149   Comments: 1
GMO 750 is the third unit
Title:  GMO 750 is the third unit
Description:  Gulf, Mobile & Ohio GP38-2 #750 was the first of five ordered by the GM&O (750-754 - GM&O's last ever order for new locmotives), but was delivered after the ICG merger had taken place in August 1972. It never ran on the railroad for which it was painted. Later, after becoming ICG 9570, this unit was wrecked and retired 3/22/1992.
Photo Date:  11/4/1986  Upload Date: 7/25/2007 12:01:08 AM
Location:  Divernon, IL
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  GMO 750(GP38-2)
Views:  1074   Comments: 0
UP 6085 AT LAUPT 50th
Title:  UP 6085 AT LAUPT 50th
Description:  First time a railfan sees a new locomotive model is always fun... this photograph was my first of two types, my first SD60M and my first Dash 8-40B. It was taken at LAUPT's 50th Anniversary while everyone was looking at the covered wagons and steam engines. These two units were futher down the platform -- a brand new SD60M (UP 6085 - EMD 1/89) and a brand new Dash 8-40B (ATSF 7437 - GE 4/89). I believe that 6085 was the first production SD60M ever.
Photo Date:  5/7/1989  Upload Date: 1/20/2008 12:21:22 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 6085(SD60M) ATSF 7437(B40-8)
Views:  2264   Comments: 2
AMTK 598
Title:  AMTK 598
Description:  Wearing a badly faded version of Amtrak's silver and black switcher scheme, CF7 #598 shunts amid the festivities of the LAUPT 50th. This engine began life as Santa Fe F7(A) #211C in 9/49. It was rebuilt into CF7 #2595 in 11/72, and has the rounded roof line of early CF7s that kept that small piece of their F bodies. Amtrak received it in a complicated trade of CF7s and SWs for SDP40Fs in 9/84.
Photo Date:  5/7/1989  Upload Date: 1/24/2008 9:50:49 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 598(CF7)
Views:  1286   Comments: 0
UP 951 & SP 6051
Title:  UP 951 & SP 6051
Description:  Two examples of EMD's last bulldog faces, the E9(A) are swarmed at LAUPT's 50th Anniversary. UP E9(A) #951 is displaying train numbers on her boards (for #104 the "City of Los Angeles"). No. 951 was one of 69 E9s owned by UP. Built in 1955, it was one of eight units retained when Amtrak took over passenger rail. It was retired in 1980, but reactivated in 1984 to stand in for 8444 which was at the World's Fair.
Photo Date:  5/7/1989  Upload Date: 1/23/2008 10:31:28 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 951(E9A) SP 6051(E9A)
Views:  1523   Comments: 0
SP 6051
Title:  SP 6051
Description:  Southern Pacific Daylight E9(A) #6051 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. It is here on loan from the California State Railroad Museum. They received it as a gift on 6/1978 from the Railway Locmotive and Historical Society (RLHS), Pacific Coast Chapter; and restored by CSRM to 1954 appearance. It is still operable and works occasional excursions to this day. It is the sole preserved SP E9.
Photo Date:  5/7/1989  Upload Date: 1/22/2008 11:36:29 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  SP 6051(E9A)
Views:  1066   Comments: 1
ATSF 347C
Title:  ATSF 347C
Description:  The ATSF Warbonnet F set from California State Railroad Museum were among the locmotives on display at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal 50th Anniversary Display on this very crowded day. These units the only known intact, genuine Santa Fe F-units and have an interesting history. F7(A) 347C was delivered 9/49 as 39C, while F3(B) 347B was delivered as 35A 1/49. The units were renumbered for lease to Amtrak as 306B and 307B respectively. They received their present numbers when returned to the Santa Fe for freight duty.
Photo Date:  5/7/1989  Upload Date: 1/23/2008 10:31:09 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  ATSF 347C(F7A) ATSF 347B(F3B)
Views:  1445   Comments: 1


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