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1/26/2022
 
 
 
 
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PATCO 239
Title:  PATCO 239
Description:  A married pair of Budd stainless steel PATCO-1 cars on the PATCO Hi-Speedline pass by ex PRSL Budd RDCs waiting to bring commuters to the Jersey Shore. The Hi Speed line cars were built by Budd in 1968. Riding these is fun as they have a full "railfan" window for the lucky passenger who gets the front seat.
Photo Date:  11/10/1977  Upload Date: 7/21/2007 1:27:51 AM
Location:  Lindenwold, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Views:  804   Comments: 1
CR 6010 takes NY74 south
Title:  CR 6010 takes NY74 south
Description:  Patched Penn Central SD35 and SD40 with the daily merchandise NY-74 -- a holdover from Erie Lackawanna days, this was a Chicago to New York run that is here less than 30 minutes away from the end of its long journey to Croxton Yard. SD35 6010 was a Pennsylvania Railroad unit (called an EF25a there) delivered in 1965. CR's SD35s didn't fair well and were mostly gone by 1985.
Photo Date:  10/29/1977  Upload Date: 7/27/2007 12:20:34 AM
Location:  Ridgewood, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  PC 6010(SD35) PC 6260(SD40)
Views:  1855   Comments: 5
CR 6427 leading trailer vans at Ridgewood Jct.
Title:  CR 6427 leading trailer vans at Ridgewood Jct.
Description:  Two sparkling new SD40-2s take TV98 south towards Croxton at about Milepost 21 and with about 970 miles behind it. TV98 was the daily Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), mail, and UPS overflow train from Chicago 51st Street to New York. The SD40-2s were part of CR's first order for them and were only a couple months old at the time.
Photo Date:  10/29/1977  Upload Date: 7/27/2007 12:20:08 AM
Location:  Ridgewood, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  CR 6427(SD40-2) CR 6359(SD40-2)
Views:  1517   Comments: 2
Conrail southbound at Radburn
Title:  Conrail southbound at Radburn
Description:  CR freight on Bergen County Line passing the Radburn depot. I think it's a good guess that this is an NY74. #6374 was part of the CR's first batch of SD40-2s and is only a couple months old here. Radburn was a fun place to railfan, the first planned community in America, with a safe depot and enough trains to keep one busy. Note the old EL truck parked to the left. Today there is a canopy over the platform and no more through freight.
Photo Date:  9/10/1977  Upload Date: 7/22/2007 1:46:20 PM
Location:  Fair Lawn, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  CR 6374(SD40-2)
Views:  1192   Comments: 0
Conrail RDC local heads south in Croton
Title:  Conrail RDC local heads south in Croton
Description:  Freshly painted in MTA colors, an RDC1 is the entire Conrail local from Phougkeepsie. M19 was one of two Amtrak RDCs purchased by the MTA in 1977 to suppliment the Beeliner fleet. This one was Amtrak #19 (ex Penn Central 76, nee New Haven 32). It was altered from its original appearance by Amtrak with the addition of end diaphragms and raised headlights. Built by Budd Company in Philadelphia, PA. It was originally delivered to the New York, New Haven & Hartford in 1953.
Photo Date:  8/11/1977  Upload Date: 7/22/2007 1:14:49 AM
Location:  Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  MNCR 19(RDC1)
Views:  1699   Comments: 0
EL 3380
Title:  EL 3380
Description:  Conrail 1607 splits the signals at Milepost 19.2. In moments it will cross Kinderkamack and stop in Emerson @ the old Etna depot. The U34CH had a wonderful GE chug, which you could hear all the way to my house in Paramus on cold nights. 3380 was part of the second NJDOT/EL order for "Bluebirds" (third delivery) and was delivered in January of 1973, making her about four years old in this shot.
Photo Date:  5/20/1977  Upload Date: 7/21/2007 1:27:21 AM
Location:  Emerson, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  EL 3380(U34CH)
Views:  1617   Comments: 3
Conrail 1603 at Oradell
Title:  Conrail 1603 at Oradell
Description:  A Pascack Valley Line train behind an NJDOT Bluebird stops near a Jersey City mile marker and a Red & Tan Line "New Look" GM Fishbowl Bus. Oradell's Queen Anne style depot was built in 1890. The section closest to the bus was the Wells Fargo Express office. The station originally had separate men's and women's waiting rooms. The U34CH was part of the Spring 1971 group of these shaft driven HEP units. They were called "Bluebirds" due to their NJDOT colors.
Photo Date:  5/20/1977  Upload Date: 7/21/2007 1:22:41 AM
Location:  Oradell, NJ
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  EL 3367(U34CH)
Views:  1389   Comments: 0
CK Holliday and the Disneyland Railroad crew
Title:  CK Holliday and the Disneyland Railroad crew
Description:  Following Fullerton RR Days the Disney Railroad folks loaded their engine up on a flatbed truck (no small feat that) and then posed by it. Numer 1, a 4-4-0 built in the Walt Disney Studio in 1954; went into service at Disneyland on Opening Day, 1955. Named for Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, founder of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1859.
Photo Date:  5/6/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 9:26:50 PM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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WPRR 2307
Title:  WPRR 2307
Description:  Found this unit sitting by itself at the Route 8 overpass in St. Mary's Yard on a very wet morning. Like many Willamette & Pacfic units, this one is named for a town on the railroad, in this case, Indepedence, OR. This is a former Santa Fe unit. At one time, it wore Kodochrome colors. Power for this locomotive is provided by a turbocharged 12-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine, which can produce 2,300 horsepower. Railroads that bought it, chose it for its improved fuel econemy over the ormally aspirated GP38-2.
Photo Date:  9/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 10:37:11 PM
Location:  Beaverton, OR
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  WPRR 2307(GP39-2)
Views:  623   Comments: 0
SP 4449 on Deschutes Steam Special
Title:  SP 4449 on Deschutes Steam Special
Description:  The proud old Lima glides across the Washougal River Bridge as it nears the end of it's run. This was a Northwest Rail Museum two-day rail excursion between Portland and Bend. The train traveled north from Bend along the Deshutes River crossing the Columbia River and then heading west at Wishram, Washington. Southern Pacific 4449 is the only surviving example of Southern Pacific Railroad's (SP) GS-4 class of steam locomotives. The GS-4 is a streamlined 4-8-4 (Northern) type steam locomotive. GS stands for "Golden State" (a nickname for California, where the locomotive was operated in regular service) or "General Service."
Photo Date:  9/17/2006  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 9:49:35 AM
Location:  Camas, WA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  624   Comments: 0
BNSF 2838 leads YLACO711
Title:  BNSF 2838 leads YLACO711
Description:  After a few decades as a main line to the Harbors of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the BNSF Harbor Sub has been reduced to a branch line, and embargoed in the middle. Here on the southern end, where stacks once roamed, we see a local climb Monaco Hill bringin tank cars to the Chevron facility in El Segundo. El Nido Park is in the foreground. Although #2316 shows up as a GP38-2, I show that she is a GP38.
Photo Date:  8/31/2006  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 11:35:16 PM
Location:  Redondo Beach, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2838(GP39-2) BNSF 2547(GP35u) BNSF 2316(GP38-2)
Views:  740   Comments: 0
UP & BNSF race in Cajon
Title:  UP & BNSF race in Cajon
Description:  BNSF Dash 9 and UP AC leads their trains in the same compass direction at Mormon Rocks. The BNSF train will head towards Bartsow, and possibly on to the Transcon, while the UP train is going up towards Tehachapi and the Fresno Sub, possibly on to Roseville. #5439 arrived on the UP on April 2005. UP calls CTE equipt AC4400CWs C44AC-CTEs, so to differentiate the ES44ACs (like 5439), they are called C45AC-CTE. In my experience, these are among the only units where railfans use the railroad designation, and not the manufacturer model. One UP rail has dubbed these GEVOs "Super Twinkies."
Photo Date:  7/2/2006  Upload Date: 7/23/2007 10:07:18 AM
Location:  Cajon, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 5439(AC45CCTE) BNSF 4043(C44-9W) UP 3986(SD70M)
Views:  619   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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Delaware & Hudson RW6
Title:  Delaware & Hudson RW6
Description:  The RW6 works its way over Rockville Bridge before turning south towards Enola Yard. This was the "Paper Train" from Rouses Point NY to Potomac Yard, bringing newspaper stock to DC. In order to give competition to Conrail, Delaware and Hudson had been assigned trackage rights to Potomac Yard, Philadelphia, and Oak Island three years earler. They also received thirty locomotives from the Reading and Lehigh Valley. DH 7415 was a Reading GP39-2 when delivered in 1974. It, and sister 7314 (a former Lehigh Valley GP38-2 from 1972) are wearing "Altshul Blue" here.
Photo Date:  4/19/1979  Upload Date: 8/15/2007 12:04:58 AM
Location:  Marysville, PA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  DH 7415(GP39-2) DH 7314(GP38-2)
Views:  1112   Comments: 7
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
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
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
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
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


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