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N&W 1218 Brocton, OH on August 6, 1988 by Marty Bernard
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A Roger Puta photograph

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Turning in Suffern NY. My first trip is a semi-express Hoboken to Suffern. The return trip is a local back to Hoboken via the Bergen County Line. Suffern Station is on the original Erie RR 4 track Main Line. It ran from Jersey City to Chicago. The Locomotive is a Metro North EMD GP-40, probably built in the 70’s. When I get back, I have a short break before my round trip to Happy Rock (Gladstone). I’ll be under the wire using electric equipment.

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A New Clan At Surbiton - 35028 by Barry Lewis
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‘Merchant Navy’ pacific No. 35028 “Clan Line” taking a down West Country express through Surbiton station in the winter of 1958/9. 35028 had not long been transferred from Stewarts Lane shed to its new home on the South Western section of the Southern Region, but was already showing signs of neglect from her spotless days on the South Eastern. Camera: Russian 35mm Fed II Leica Copy.

‘Panniers and Buckets’

Late on a winter’s evening finds an interesting loco mix, with an old ex GWR Pannier accelerating past one of the more numerous Hunslet Austerity ‘Buckets’, with engines and crews exchanging winter pleasantries. After being made redundant on their home lines, many ex Great Western locomotives found new use in Eastern region territory, albeit on the 'other nationalised system’, the NCB.


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Mile Post 02.50 by Carlton Holls
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Metra’s Tower A2 interchange on Chicago’s Near West Side is one of the busiest and most complex intersections in American railroading. Commuter trains from three different Metra lines (Union Pacific West, Milwaukee District North and North Central Services) cross and converge on their final approach to Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center. This photo, taken from a moving train, isn’t the clearest or cleanest I’ve taken, but catching so many trains in one frame at A2 was, for me, an A1 experience :) Enjoy your weekend friends!

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Never to steam again by John Fenske
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Caption: “Next to the sanding tower in Metra’s Burr Oak yard, ex-GTW class K4a 4-6-2 #5629 waits for the end, which will come in 1987.”

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CNW, Chicago, Illinois, 1950s by Center for Railroad Photography & Art
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Commuters stream past Chicago & North Western 4-6-2 steam locomotives at the North Western Terminal in Chicago in the 1950s. Photograph by Wallace W. Abbey, © 2015, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Abbey-02-066-02