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B&O #50 seen here with train #2, The Abraham Lincoln consisting of 9 cars, leaving St. Louis, MO., August 16, 1940.
http://cs.trains.com/ctr/f/3/p/83765/1275768.aspx

B&O #50 seen here with train #2, The Abraham Lincoln consisting of 9 cars, leaving St. Louis, MO., August 16, 1940.

http://cs.trains.com/ctr/f/3/p/83765/1275768.aspx

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The rail yard at South Cle Elum consisted of the depot, the roundhouse (now a ruin), the turntable (also a ruin), ash pit, water tank (now a ruin), and the bunkhouse where train crews spent time between shifts. After The Milwaukee Road electrified around 1920, an electric substation and substation operators’ residences were also built at the rail yard.
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The rail yard at South Cle Elum consisted of the depot, the roundhouse (now a ruin), the turntable (also a ruin), ash pit, water tank (now a ruin), and the bunkhouse where train crews spent time between shifts. After The Milwaukee Road electrified around 1920, an electric substation and substation operators’ residences were also built at the rail yard.

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St. Louis. A Terminal Rail Road Association diesel switcher, at left, passes a Missouri Pacific steam locomotive near Union Station in December 1949. The sight was common in the decade after World War II, as railroads were converting from steam to diesel. Post-Dispatch file photo.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/look-back/a-look-back-st-louis-railroad-chugs-its-last-steam/article_967432fe-8f75-5c56-8ca7-c860355903dc.html

St. Louis. A Terminal Rail Road Association diesel switcher, at left, passes a Missouri Pacific steam locomotive near Union Station in December 1949. The sight was common in the decade after World War II, as railroads were converting from steam to diesel. Post-Dispatch file photo.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/look-back/a-look-back-st-louis-railroad-chugs-its-last-steam/article_967432fe-8f75-5c56-8ca7-c860355903dc.html

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Although this photo was taken very late in the SP steam era, there are four steam engines visible (and the smoke presumably indicates another one in the roundhouse), at least three of them 2-8-0’s, and no diesels in sight.
http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013_12_01_archive.html

Although this photo was taken very late in the SP steam era, there are four steam engines visible (and the smoke presumably indicates another one in the roundhouse), at least three of them 2-8-0’s, and no diesels in sight.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013_12_01_archive.html

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The Como Roundhouse is the only narrow-gauge roundhouse still standing in Colorado. Until 1937, it handled repairs on the railroads. In 1938, the remaining tracks were removed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como,_Colorado

The Como Roundhouse is the only narrow-gauge roundhouse still standing in Colorado. Until 1937, it handled repairs on the railroads. In 1938, the remaining tracks were removed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como,_Colorado

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May 1943. Bensenville, Illinois. “Bensenville yard of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad. Track repair and work on the cinder pits at the roundhouse.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.
http://www.vintag.es/2013/09/wonderful-colour-photos-of-american.html

May 1943. Bensenville, Illinois. “Bensenville yard of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad. Track repair and work on the cinder pits at the roundhouse.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

http://www.vintag.es/2013/09/wonderful-colour-photos-of-american.html

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1940/50s LIRR Long Island Railroad train engine roundhouse
This was on eBay.

1940/50s LIRR Long Island Railroad train engine roundhouse

This was on eBay.

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The Lucin Cutoff is a railway line, which used to include a trestle, crossing the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Built by Southern Pacific between February 1902 and March 1904 across Promontory Point, it bypassed the original Central Pacific Railroad route through Promontory Summit where the Golden Spike was driven in 1869.
http://transpressnz.blogspot.com/2012/01/southern-pacifics-lucin-cutoff-across.html

The Lucin Cutoff is a railway line, which used to include a trestle, crossing the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Built by Southern Pacific between February 1902 and March 1904 across Promontory Point, it bypassed the original Central Pacific Railroad route through Promontory Summit where the Golden Spike was driven in 1869.

http://transpressnz.blogspot.com/2012/01/southern-pacifics-lucin-cutoff-across.html

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Pennsylvania Railroad compound Mallet 7693 pulling a string of cars across the CA&C crossing headed for the PRR’s Pennor Yard. Number 7693 is a class CC-2s, 0-8-8-0 used in hump and transfer service in Columbus. The time is the 1940’s, photo from the Jay Williams Collection.
http://www.columbusrailroads.com/new/utility/display_html.php?color_primary=126&color_secondary=124&color_text=173+%28should+often+be+173+WHITE+or+176+BLACK%29%0A&header_photo=prr_logo-2-120.jpg%0A&htmltitle=CA%26C+Crossing&file=.%2Flive%2F05Steam_Railroads%2F15Pennsylvania_Railroad%2F60POM+Photos%2Fpom-feb2008.htm

Pennsylvania Railroad compound Mallet 7693 pulling a string of cars across the CA&C crossing headed for the PRR’s Pennor Yard. Number 7693 is a class CC-2s, 0-8-8-0 used in hump and transfer service in Columbus. The time is the 1940’s, photo from the Jay Williams Collection.

http://www.columbusrailroads.com/new/utility/display_html.php?color_primary=126&color_secondary=124&color_text=173+%28should+often+be+173+WHITE+or+176+BLACK%29%0A&header_photo=prr_logo-2-120.jpg%0A&htmltitle=CA%26C+Crossing&file=.%2Flive%2F05Steam_Railroads%2F15Pennsylvania_Railroad%2F60POM+Photos%2Fpom-feb2008.htm

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A broad gauge train passing over the Los Gatos trestle in 1938 during the final years of operation. The train is hauling freight. Southern Pacific.
http://www.santacruztrains.com/2013/10/los-gatos-trestle.html

A broad gauge train passing over the Los Gatos trestle in 1938 during the final years of operation. The train is hauling freight. Southern Pacific.

http://www.santacruztrains.com/2013/10/los-gatos-trestle.html

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3608 locomotive pose salida 1940.
http://www.ghostdepot.com/rg/dvd.htm

3608 locomotive pose salida 1940.

http://www.ghostdepot.com/rg/dvd.htm

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Number 9 crossing the Virginia Blue Ridge Railroads trestle at Rose Mills, VA about 1960. Photo by Albert J Derr
http://www.tycoforums.com/tyco/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7111

Number 9 crossing the Virginia Blue Ridge Railroads trestle at Rose Mills, VA about 1960. Photo by Albert J Derr

http://www.tycoforums.com/tyco/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7111

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American Freedom Train 4-8-4 4449 was receiving its annual inspection on track 7 at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. 5/2/1976
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2205107

American Freedom Train 4-8-4 4449 was receiving its annual inspection on track 7 at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. 5/2/1976

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2205107

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Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad Steam Engine - Description: This is a picture of an engine from the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad. This is near Elm Street, Castle Shannon, PA. - Date: 1940
http://castleshannonlibrary.org/gallery/railroad-pictures/

Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad Steam Engine - Description: This is a picture of an engine from the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad. This is near Elm Street, Castle Shannon, PA. - Date: 1940

http://castleshannonlibrary.org/gallery/railroad-pictures/

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General Electric EF-4 nicknamed Little Joe as delivered in 1950. The Milwaukee Road.
http://milwaukeeroadarchives.com/Electrification/ElectrificationPage1.htm

General Electric EF-4 nicknamed Little Joe as delivered in 1950. The Milwaukee Road.

http://milwaukeeroadarchives.com/Electrification/ElectrificationPage1.htm