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View Resource Flanged Wheel on Steel Rail
Flanged wheel on steel rail

Closeup view of steel meeting steel, with a section of the journal box on the upper left and a well lighted section of the ballast, probably taken the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton yard at Flat Rock, Michigan, 24.9 miles south of Detroit. The photographer's decision to show only a small segment of each element and his use of light give the image dramatic composition.

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View Resource EMD A and B units
SOO F7A #2201 and F7B #2200C

Exterior, three-quarters “roster” view of Soo Line diesel locomotives #2201A and #2200C, EMD F7A and B units, at Gladstone, Michigan on October 10, 1971.

View Resource RFP on the TP&W
RF&P F7 A-B-B-A consist led by #1101

Exterior, head-on view showing an A-B-B-A consist of EMD F7 diesel locomotives of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad in East Peoria, Illinois on August 28, 1966. The Illinois Terminal Railroad, which was using East Peoria as its northern terminal of operations at the time, had leased the locomotives during a shortage of its own motive power.

View Resource Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Diesel Switching Locomotive (editor’s title)
RF&P SW1500 #4

Exterior, three-quarters view of Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac diesel switching locomotive #4, an EMD SW1500, at Potomac Yard in Arlington, Virginia on July 13, 1979.

View Resource Cow and Calf Slug
RF&P Slug #A and SW1500 #6

Exterior, overhead view of a Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac diesel switching locomotive and “slug” working in Potomac Yard in Arlington, Virginia on May 2, 1985. The closer unit, without a cab, is called a “calf” and is paired to a “cow,” the farther locomotive, which controls both units. The calf, #A, was built by Alco as an S-2 and rebuilt by RF&P as a slug, which lacks a diesel engine but...

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