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marmarinou:

Baltimore & Ohio freight train at Blue Island, Illinois.
June 1974
Photo by Kim Piersol

marmarinou:

Baltimore & Ohio freight train at Blue Island, Illinois.

June 1974

Photo by Kim Piersol

(Source: flic.kr)

Filed under Kim Piersol B&O 6518 BO 6518 Baltimore and Ohio Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Baltimore & Ohio Baltimore & Ohio Railroad B&O 320 BO 320 C&O 320 CO 320 James E. Humbert James E. Humbert Collection Railroad Bridge Diesel Locomotive Diesel Locomotives Train Freight Train GP9 EMD GP9 EMD Indiana Harbor Belt Indiana Harbour Belt Blue Island Blue Island JCT Blue Island Junction Illinois Blue Island Illinois Interlocking Tower Blue Island Tower

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pacificcoastrailroads:

Typical freight locomotive of the Central Pacific Railroad. It had six drive wheels and could haul eighteen light freight cars. This is a short time after CP stopped naming its locomotives. 

pacificcoastrailroads:

Typical freight locomotive of the Central Pacific Railroad. It had six drive wheels and could haul eighteen light freight cars. This is a short time after CP stopped naming its locomotives. 

Filed under Central Pacific Railroad Central Pacific Ten Wheeler CP 1775 O&C 1291 Oregon and California Railroad Oregon and California Oregon & California Railroad Oregon & California Steam Locomotive Steam Engine Boxcar Freight Locomotive Train Trains Freight Engine

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qstation:

Preserve Burlington Northern EMD F45 Locomotive
Save a BN F45 locomotive from scrap, and preserve on display for future generations.
Summary of BN F45 #6644
Many steam locomotives were placed in museums and parks, yet people scratched their heads wondering why no one saved a streamlined NYC Hudson. Quite a few E and F diesel units have been saved, and due to the actions of those who spared them from the scrapper’s torch, folks are able to appreciate them at the upcoming epic Streamliners gathering at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.
What about the next generation of locomotives following the F-unit era? There are plenty of SD40-2s around; in fact, one recently became part of the collection in Pomona in place of the Big Boy locomotive that moved to Cheyenne, WY. Meanwhile, there is one locomotive worthy of your attention: a Burlington Northern F45 diesel locomotive, the second-to-last F45 ever built, and time is critical.
BN F45 #6644 was built in April, 1971. Initially ordered for the Great Northern Railroad, it was delivered in Burlington Northern green paint with white stripes. Primarily used for freight service, BN F45s occasionally pulled Amtrak North Coast Hiawatha trains across Montana, Idaho and Washington. Montana Rail Link, a regional railroad, acquired this unit and renumbered it MRL 390 for use in freight service on their lines. MRL 390 made its last hurrah on a trip to Southern California in 2006, traversing Tehachapi Loop and the Columbia River Gorge.
There are three BN F45 locomotives remaining; two in Livingston, Montana, and one on the NYSW in New York. There are no known plans to preserve any of them, yet folks on rail forums have expressed interest that at least one should be saved. Scrap has been the talk for the one in NY; scrap is the fate of the two in Montana, unless we as the railfan community step in to make a difference.
A group of people came together to acquire a former ATSF F45 for display in Great Northern colors in Essex, MT. Had a GN F45 been saved, they would have been able to display an authentic GN unit on GN territory. The same thing may happen to future BN enthusiasts in 20 years, hoping to present BN heritage in the form of black and green paint with white stripes, but without an authentic BN unit to use.
Please help:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/preserve-burlington-northern-emd-f45-locomotive

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qstation:

Preserve Burlington Northern EMD F45 Locomotive

Save a BN F45 locomotive from scrap, and preserve on display for future generations.

Summary of BN F45 #6644

Many steam locomotives were placed in museums and parks, yet people scratched their heads wondering why no one saved a streamlined NYC Hudson. Quite a few E and F diesel units have been saved, and due to the actions of those who spared them from the scrapper’s torch, folks are able to appreciate them at the upcoming epic Streamliners gathering at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.

What about the next generation of locomotives following the F-unit era? There are plenty of SD40-2s around; in fact, one recently became part of the collection in Pomona in place of the Big Boy locomotive that moved to Cheyenne, WY. Meanwhile, there is one locomotive worthy of your attention: a Burlington Northern F45 diesel locomotive, the second-to-last F45 ever built, and time is critical.

BN F45 #6644 was built in April, 1971. Initially ordered for the Great Northern Railroad, it was delivered in Burlington Northern green paint with white stripes. Primarily used for freight service, BN F45s occasionally pulled Amtrak North Coast Hiawatha trains across Montana, Idaho and Washington. Montana Rail Link, a regional railroad, acquired this unit and renumbered it MRL 390 for use in freight service on their lines. MRL 390 made its last hurrah on a trip to Southern California in 2006, traversing Tehachapi Loop and the Columbia River Gorge.

There are three BN F45 locomotives remaining; two in Livingston, Montana, and one on the NYSW in New York. There are no known plans to preserve any of them, yet folks on rail forums have expressed interest that at least one should be saved. Scrap has been the talk for the one in NY; scrap is the fate of the two in Montana, unless we as the railfan community step in to make a difference.

A group of people came together to acquire a former ATSF F45 for display in Great Northern colors in Essex, MT. Had a GN F45 been saved, they would have been able to display an authentic GN unit on GN territory. The same thing may happen to future BN enthusiasts in 20 years, hoping to present BN heritage in the form of black and green paint with white stripes, but without an authentic BN unit to use.

Please help:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/preserve-burlington-northern-emd-f45-locomotive


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Filed under Burlington Northern BN 6644 F45 MRL 390 Martin K. O'Toole EMD F45 Diesel Locomotive EMD Avery Washington Avery Washington 1974

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thebestofamtrak:

This has nothing to do with Amtrak, but I personally think this is one of the saddest pictures of a train I have ever seen.
After the Canadian Oil Train derailment in La Megantic, Canada, last year on the MM&A railroad, the railroad that ran those trains (and the one pictured above) started to suffer heavy financial losses due to all the people who’s lives were lost (47 people killed), as well as court proceedings, lawyers, cleanup costs, etc.
But they told their crews to tie down their trains where ever they were……
…..and just leave them there. They had no more money for operations. No nothing. They simply couldn’t keep trains running anymore.
So this train has been sitting here for a YEAR now, and if you look for it, you will find it still sitting there, right at this railroad crossing.
The Dash-8 locomotive #8583 is waiting. Waiting patiently for a new crew that might never come back. At least, not under the MM&A railroad….. -Mike

thebestofamtrak:

This has nothing to do with Amtrak, but I personally think this is one of the saddest pictures of a train I have ever seen.

After the Canadian Oil Train derailment in La Megantic, Canada, last year on the MM&A railroad, the railroad that ran those trains (and the one pictured above) started to suffer heavy financial losses due to all the people who’s lives were lost (47 people killed), as well as court proceedings, lawyers, cleanup costs, etc.

But they told their crews to tie down their trains where ever they were……

…..and just leave them there. They had no more money for operations. No nothing. They simply couldn’t keep trains running anymore.

So this train has been sitting here for a YEAR now, and if you look for it, you will find it still sitting there, right at this railroad crossing.

The Dash-8 locomotive #8583 is waiting. Waiting patiently for a new crew that might never come back. At least, not under the MM&A railroad….. -Mike

Filed under Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway Canadian Oil Train derailment Oil Train derailment train wreck Canada MMA 8583 MM&A 8583 MM&A Railroad MM&A Railway Dash 8 RailPictures.Net Micheal Berry Montreal Maine & Atlantic GE B39-8E B39-8E Dash 8-39BE MMA Stanbridge Sub Stanbridge Sub Ste-Sabine Quebec Ste-Sabine Quebec Quebec Canada Ste-Sabine Quebec Canada Diesel Locomotive Transport Canada