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Couple saying goodbye on the platform at Glenview, Illinois, in front of the Milwaukee Road's Morning Hiawatha passenger train on January 17, 1971. Other passengers are in the process of boarding, with the assistance of the conductor, visible behind the woman at center. Note the wisp of steam of at lower left from the train's heating system. In 2008, this photo was selected as one of the "100...
Amtrak’s Crescent passenger train crossing the Susquehanna River at Perryville, Maryland, at sunset on January 2, 2007. The double track Howe truss bridge was completed in 1906 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, replacing the first railroad bridge at Perryville, a single-track wooden structure dating back to 1866. A pier of this bridge is visible at left in the image. Previously, ferry service had...
Brakeshoe smoke engulfing an eastbound coal train at Rowlesburg, West Virginia, on August 28, 1985. The train is at the bottom of Cheat River grade, one of four heavy grades on the famous "West End" of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Cumberland Division. The Cumberland Division was then part of the B&O's mainline linking the East Coast and St. Louis, but owner Chessie System downgraded and...
Amtrak passenger train no. 84 crossing Neabsco Creek in Prince William County, Virginia, on December 28, 2005. The train is traveling on CSX’s RF&P subdivision as a colorful sunrise illuminates the sky. This photograph was printed as the centerspread in Railroads Illustrated magazine’s 2005 "Day in North America" issue.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway eastward intermodal freight train running in the median of I-210 (Foothill Freeway) at Pasadena, California, on July 14, 1989. The image shows a striking difference in the footprint size of highways and railways. There are five lanes, plus margins, of concrete on either side of the single track railroad. The train carries approximately 200 truck trailers. In...
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