Everyday railway photos
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Mikhail Ter


Share your own pictures about railways - rolling stock, events, infrastructure improvements, etc.

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Maersk.146


US Army equipment on new class of flat car for TTX, at Orrick, MO 8/24/18

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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Nice capture
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Thank you! It was cool to see all the odd shaped trucks on board. No tanks, though.
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Maersk.146


Here are a few more rail cars I've thought interesting...






A trailer load of totem poles heading east out of KC. Most unusual load I've seen.
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Interesting pics !!!
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Thanks!
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Maersk.146


This train has a certain "je ne sais quoi..."
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Superb spotting... Truly je ne sais quoi
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Merci!
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


Movie ad on a carriage !!!

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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Action thriller? Interesting, I wonder why this isn't done more frequently.
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Maersk.146


Recent trainload of thirty 200-ft. turbine blades. Sharp...


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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 WOW !!! Superb find
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Yes action thriller ....
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


WE ARE RAIL FANS !!!

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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Wow! That's right on!
Just noticed that it was narrated by Sean Bean, who played the bad guy in Patriot Games with Harrison Ford... Well, if he’s really a rail fan, he can’t be all bad, right...?
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Maersk.146


"Going-Away" views can be interesting, too...

UP 119 "Kenefick" is a heavyweight business car, seen here at Mid America Car for some work to prepare it for next year's 150th Anniversary of the "Golden Spike" ceremony for completion of the first US transcontinental railroad at Promontory Point, Utah.

BNSF 6978 West descends the west end of the imposing KCT Sheffield Flyover.

UP 6459 South comes off the KCT High Line (via the "Kenefick" connection) onto BNSF's Fort Scott Sub with a loaded coal train.

BNSF 6984 East streaks past and onto the Crooked River bridge at Hardin, Missouri
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


Train 18, ICF Perambur, Chennai designed trainset for Shatabdi Express...
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas That looks speedy!
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Maersk.146


Amtrak Midwest SC44 loco operated by IDTX (Illinois Dept. of Transportation) pulls #314
eastward along the KC Terminal, crossing UP and KCS at ground level. Sheffield Flyover
soars above, allowing BNSF, UP and Amtrak #3 & 4 swift passage into and out of KC,
unimpeded by other rail traffic.
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Beautiful !!!
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Thanks, JM!
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Maersk.146


BNSF 3963 makes a brief appearance (at 55 mph) between trees near Hardin, MO.
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Nice ....
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Thanks, JM!
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Maersk.146


UP 8559 East meets a moving BNSF double-stack at Sugar Creek, MO, on 10-27-18.
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 NIce curve
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Maersk.146


Here is the rest of it, JM. Good for 40 mph, freight, and 60 mph, passenger.

Alternate view of the Sibley Bridge.

Sugar Creek, looking west, into the curve.

Just testing, to see if a wider format displays okay...

It does, so here's another one:
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Chunxi Li


Liuzhou Depot, Guangxi, China
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Chunxi Li


Chengdu, China
SS7C 0001
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Maersk.146


@grels Excellent group of photos!
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Awesome ...wider format is awesome
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Chunxi Li


Banshi iron ore, Baishan, Jilin, China
762mm narrow gauge
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Agreed! Now let's all put more of them up here. Railroady, of course, and with a 2:1 or 3:1 aspect ratio, as seen above. 3:1 does not immediately show correctly on a mobile device unless you tap on the picture and turn the phone sideways, I've found, but 2:1 displays fine with any device and position. 16:9 would also work.
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 That is true. Even I have experienced that
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Maersk.146


More 2:1 views;


And 3:1

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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Love this format
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Maersk.146


@jmadhavadas Me too, please try some!
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Jayasankar Madhavadas


@Maersk.146 Sure ...even 3:1 is also good
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Maersk.146


While waiting for Amtrak #4, this NS #285 sneaks by a mile away...