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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RL


@Maersk.146 Great!
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Maersk.146


@Romet.Lyytsepp Thanks!
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Maersk.146


KCS 4784 South and BNSF 7530 West peek out from behind things in Kansas City, Missouri. 9FEB2020
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BNSF 3800 West with a Canadian oil train. Hardin, MO, 8FEB2020
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Levente Greczula


For us in Central Europe, high speed trains are still kind of a spectacle... Not to mention such legendary ones as the French TGV! I spotted this one while waiting for my train in Strasbourg:

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Maersk.146


@greclev Excellent! Nice scene in the station.
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KCS Railway milepost 2, with KCMO in the background. 8 Feb 2020
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BNSF 7026 East passes KC Union Station,
which is decorated with Chiefs victory banners
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BNSF 6944 West is assisted by two overheat-damaged C44-9W's in consist. 16Feb2020
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Assorted views of NS 1830 East, #111, at Hardin, MO, 16Feb2020
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Assorted views of Amtrak #4 with extra power and equipment being shuffled. 22Feb2020
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NS 7623 and 1211 approach a small concrete bridge at Henrietta, MO with #29M. 7Mar20
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BNSF 6905 East pulls an entire train of empty turbine blade flats. Hardin, MO 7Mar2020
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@tzhs FTTX 882280 Flat for carrying truck frames
(these are Ford F-150 or Transit Van frames)
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Maersk.146


Experiment with your camera!

EMDX demo power (SD70ACe-T4) at KCS Knoche Yard, KCMO 15Mar2020
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RL


@Maersk.146 Great photos as always!
Btw, is EMD unable to sell these new demo locos? As I understand, major US railroads don't need new locos at the moment and there has been some reliability problems with new EMD's?
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Maersk.146


@Romet.Lyytsepp Thanks! Most large US railroads are parking hundreds, if not thousands, of locos due to the downturn in business and the curse of PSR. However, railroads still need to update their fleets periodically, so US builders supply demo units to the railroads for extensive testing under everyday load and operational conditions as a prelude to any future purchases. I’ve heard that the EMD T4 demo units have had a lot of failures out in the road, but do not know if EMD is finding solutions to the problems.
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Another view of the new KCS Safety-themed ES44AC. KCMO 21Mar2020

UP 7019 adds some DPU horsepower to a westbound on BNSF. Carrollton, MO 21Mar2020

BNSF 3901 at MAC, Kansas City, MO. 21Mar2020
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AMTK 132 passes by with #4 at Fleming, MO. 27Mar2020

UP 6651, a rebuilt AC4400CW, now it is called a C44ACM, Palemon, MO. 29Mar2020
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RL


Great photos Keith!

Here is a Norfolk Southern foreign power on a BNSF grainer going through Caliente horseshoe curve on 01 Oct 2019:

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Operail C30-M 1559 "Rudolf" at Ülemiste freight yard 01 Apr 2020:
This loco was built in 1979, then used as Conrail 6580, later Norfolk Southern 8098. In 2002 loco was exported to Estonia where it served until 2008. Taken back to service in 2019 after major overhaul.
Upgrading works were done at Tapa workshops, only frame and bogies remain from original loco. New bodywork is by CZ Loco and diesel engine by CAT.
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Maersk.146


@Romet.Lyytsepp Thanks! And great views of your C30-M 1559! That is a substantial modification, and it is good to see these locos being utilized in some manner instead of being scrapped.
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RL


@Maersk.146 Yes I agree with you, It’s good to see these locos back in service again. There were total of 19 C30-7A locos exported to Estonia, initially they were used in freight service only about 5 years. In 2008 all of them were put to storage, due to downturn in freight traffic. It was more economically reasonable to use only C36-7i locos going forward, since they are more powerful and can be used in solo to haul long freight train.

At the moment there are plans to rebuild 7 out of 19 C30-7Ai locos, but if there is demand from other countries they might build more. Now one of them is rented and being tested in Ukraine.
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Repaired NS bridge over Grand River, Brunswick, MO 27Mar2020

NS Track Inspection vehicle at Wakenda siding (MO), 27Mar2020 - BNSF abundant power 28Mar2020
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Two freight trains meeting at Montebello on 29 Oct 2018:

Greenwood Ave railroad crossing:
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Maersk.146


@Romet.Lyytsepp Excellent! A photo-eye-style shifted-load detector. BNSF uses trip-wires on its detectors in Missouri.
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RL


@Maersk.146 Good that you point it out - it is indeed an optical loading gauge sensor on last pic.
Here in Estonia we have similar sensors and also x-ray devices on border crossing points.