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NYC 5292 and 5333 departing St. Luc yard on the NYC's daily Montreal turn
Title:  NYC 5292 and 5333 departing St. Luc yard on the NYC's daily Montreal turn
Description:  NYC 5292 and 5333 departing St. Luc yard on the NYC's daily Montreal turn on May 1, 1966.
Photo Date:  5/1/1966  Upload Date: 2/9/2015 10:41:56 AM
Location:  Cote St. Luc, QC
Author:  Jim Sandilands
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NYC 5292(RS3) NYC 5333(RS3)
Views:  780   Comments: 1
Pátio de Porto Velho
Title:  Pátio de Porto Velho
Description:  Pátio de Porto Velho, km01 da EFVM
Photo Date:  6/13/2013  Upload Date: 5/7/2014 2:50:14 PM
Location:  Porto Velho, ES
Author:  Leandro Ribeiro Barbosa
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EFVM 706(BB36-7) EFVM 887(BB45-2) EFVM 542(G12) FCA 4172(G12)
Views:  281   Comments: 2
VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Bartonsville
Title:  VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Bartonsville
Description:  Vermont Railway six-axle and leased GATX Corporation four-axle locomotives, in the form of VTR 431 and GATX 2215, lead the Vermont Rail Systems Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-26 across Lower Bartonsville Road in the village of Bartonsville, Vermont en route to Riverside Yard in Rockingham with twenty-seven loads for Pan Am Railways and four empties to return to Rutland on Train 264-26 later in the evening. The Bartonsville Covered Bridge, spanning the Williams River, was rebuilt in 2012 following the severe flooding from Hurricane Irene the previous year that washed away the original covered bridge built in 1870.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:41:04 PM
Location:  Bartonsville, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  VTR 431(SD70M-2) GMTX 2215(GP38-2)
Views:  463   Comments: 5
TGV Reseau - SNCF French National Railways
Title:  TGV Reseau - SNCF French National Railways
Description:  As there is one way traffic for boats through the upcoming tunnel, the boats have to wait until the traffic light shows green. Nice time to spot trains, which runs along the channel.
Photo Date:  9/4/2010  Upload Date: 9/9/2010 3:24:33 PM
Location:  Arzviller, FR
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SNCF TGV(UNKNOWN)
Views:  503   Comments: 4
ATSF 912
Title:  ATSF 912
Description:  The roundhouse and turntable combination was railroadings unique solution to servicing steam locomotives in a relatively small area. Even a large roundhouse, such as this example at Santa Fe Railways San Bernardino, California, yard was an efficient use of space. By the time of this photo in April 1961, steam was gone and was replaced with diesels. But the roundhouse and turntable was still in service. (Exact date unknown.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1961  Upload Date: 1/18/2012 7:09:59 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  Frank "Woody" Woodburn
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ATSF 912(SD24)
Views:  2647   Comments: 4
ATSF 311L:2
Title:  ATSF 311L:2
Description:  ATSF 311L:2 was on the point of the recently arrived Amtrak Train #3 "Super Chief".
Photo Date:  11/26/1972  Upload Date: 11/17/2019 9:27:41 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 311L(F7A)
Views:  994   Comments: 5
Soo Line departing Mpls MN in 1971.
Title:  Soo Line departing Mpls MN in 1971.
Description:  This is a classic Soo Line consist in the 1960s and 1970s on large heavy trains. Here we see an F7 on the point, followed by a GP9, GP30, SD40, SD40, GP, and F7. The F7s were delivered to the Soo Line in maroon and gold paint, along with GP9s and GP7s. Some GP9s, SWs, Baldwins and Alcos were delivered to the Soo Line in black and yellow stripes in the early 1950s.
Photo Date:  6/14/1975  Upload Date: 10/2/2011 12:08:58 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  S Kotnour
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOO 501A(FP7A)
Views:  2227   Comments: 4
Penn Central Reading,Pa.
Title:  Penn Central Reading,Pa.
Description:  view from Front and Penn
Photo Date:  4/1/1972  Upload Date: 8/29/2011 4:33:59 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  bob gottschall
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  PC 7255(GP9)
Views:  1960   Comments: 6
Milw Rd E70 East
Title:  Milw Rd E70 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 6/17/2006 10:56:59 PM
Location:  Alberton, MT
Author:  Steve Schmollinger
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MILW E70(2-D-D-2) MILW 174(SD40-2)
Views:  2446   Comments: 3
F's At the Table
Title:  F's At the Table
Description:  Back to the turntable.
Photo Date:  5/31/2014  Upload Date: 5/16/2015 4:19:40 AM
Location:  Spencer, NC
Author:  Victoria Broskie
Categories:  Night
Locomotives:  NS 4271(F9A) NAUG 2019(FL9) WAB 1189(F7A) BO 722(F7A) PEX 722(F7A) SBVR 722(F7A) CNW 411(F7A) PAR 1(FP9A) PESX 722(F7A)
Views:  1194   Comments: 2
CB&Q E5 9910A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9910A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9910A, named Silver Speed, at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on August 21, 1949, print by Willian A. Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. Hand written on the back of the print is J. Scribbins, who may be the original photographer. The trailing E5B unit MAY be 9910B, named Silver Power, but I could not definitvely make out the name. This would appear to be an expanded ( four pre-war coaches cut in ahead of the regular consist ),Train Number 23, the Afternoon Zephyr, also known as the Twin Cities Zephyr. This assumption is based on the lighting (afternoon sun), and the exhaust smoke rising from mid-train. That smoke is produced by the power generators in the lead car of the articulated trainset built for the Second Twin Cities Zephyr, originally a seven-car set, later reassigned to the Nebraska Zephyr and later still reduced to five cars. An example of this trainset is at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois, and the second set is rumored to be in Saudi Arabia.
Photo Date:  8/21/1949  Upload Date: 12/6/2013 10:58:07 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  J. Scribbins
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  CBQ 9910A(E5A)
Views:  3343   Comments: 2
UP 4014
Title:  UP 4014
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/16/2019  Upload Date: 8/4/2019 6:10:36 PM
Location:  Iowa Falls, IA
Author:  Adam Hook
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4014(4-8-8-4)
Views:  2652   Comments: 5
N&W 547
Title:  N&W 547
Description:  Eastbound on the former AC&Y at Summit St
Photo Date:  11/22/1987  Upload Date: 8/4/2019 8:28:10 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Gary Hinkle
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NW 547(GP30)
Views:  2676   Comments: 2
NKP 190
Title:  NKP 190
Description:  NKP 190 sits at Barber Station in Spencer, NC during the Streamliners event
Photo Date:  5/31/2014  Upload Date: 7/22/2014 7:53:10 PM
Location:  Spencer, NC
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Roster,Night,Station
Locomotives:  NKP 190(PA1) CN 6789(FPA4)
Views:  3397   Comments: 4
FXE 4041 Leading MEGGN-29
Title:  FXE 4041 Leading MEGGN-29
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/29/2019  Upload Date: 5/30/2019 1:36:03 AM
Location:  Dyersdale, TX
Author:  Andrew B
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FXE 4041(SD70ACe)
Views:  3485   Comments: 7
CBRY 304
Title:  CBRY 304
Description:  Copper Basin local eastbound in the Florence block. CBRY 304:2 is ex-HLCX 4217, exx-IC&E 4207, nee-SP 7246.
Photo Date:  5/30/2019  Upload Date: 5/30/2019 11:44:23 PM
Location:  Ray Junction, AZ
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBRY 304(GP40-2)
Views:  3430   Comments: 5
ATSF 510 East
Title:  ATSF 510 East
Description:  ATSF 510 Eastbound intermodal crossing Bridge 7 at the top of Abo Canyon.
Photo Date:  5/6/1995  Upload Date: 5/17/2019 4:34:52 PM
Location:  Abo Canyon, NM
Author:  Lauren Scrafford
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 510(B40-8W)
Views:  3628   Comments: 3
NS 5619 on local H02
Title:  NS 5619 on local H02
Description:  Amtrak 90 & 642 await next assignments.
Photo Date:  5/16/2019  Upload Date: 5/17/2019 6:28:49 PM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 5619(GP38-2) AMTK 90(P42DC) AMTK 642(ACS-64)
Views:  3678   Comments: 6
B&O 5949
Title:  B&O 5949
Description:  (Redo)
Photo Date:  5/2/1981  Upload Date: 5/17/2019 7:50:28 PM
Location:  Massillon, OH
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BO 5949(GP9)
Views:  3672   Comments: 1
NYC E8A #4046 - New York Central
Title:  NYC E8A #4046 - New York Central
Description:  Great action shot of 1952 EMD built New York Central E8A #4046 heads up a massive string of passenger cars. The single note on the back of the photo states "Remains of the 20th Century Ltd". Unknown photographer
Photo Date:  4/1/1969  Upload Date: 5/13/2019 9:25:51 PM
Location:  Crugers, NY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYC 4046(E8A)
Views:  3695   Comments: 1
NYC E8A #4055 - New York Central
Title:  NYC E8A #4055 - New York Central
Description:  Good looking action shot along an unidentified stretch of track. This E8A is sporting the lightning stripe paint scheme and possibly heading up the 20th Century Limited. No location, date or photogrpaher was listed for this photo but with Mike Woodruff's help (see comment below), the location has been identified as Westfield, MA. Thanks, Mike! The date is an approximation.
Photo Date:  6/1/1965  Upload Date: 5/13/2019 9:25:54 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYC 4055(E8A)
Views:  3778   Comments: 4
ST44-358
Title:  ST44-358
Description:  A freight train Bialystok - Warszawa Praga Towarowa
Photo Date:  2/20/2019  Upload Date: 5/12/2019 11:57:06 PM
Location:  Czeremcha, PL
Author:  Wojciech Kolinski
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  PKP ST44-358(ST44)
Views:  3547   Comments: 2
UP 4889 & GECX 2040 lead A451 toward Battle Creek
Title:  UP 4889 & GECX 2040 lead A451 toward Battle Creek
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/15/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2019 3:18:22 PM
Location:  Durand, MI
Author:  Jon Hall
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4889(SD70M) GECX 2040(ET44AC)
Views:  3515   Comments: 3
CSX 552 leads Q329 out over the Thornapple River
Title:  CSX 552 leads Q329 out over the Thornapple River
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/15/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2019 1:58:58 PM
Location:  Whitneyville, MI
Author:  Jon Hall
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  CSX 552(AC44CW) CSX 5226(ES40DC) CSX 6014(GP40-2)
Views:  3561   Comments: 3
UP 4014
Title:  UP 4014
Description:  Westbound on the Rawlins sub.
Photo Date:  5/5/2019  Upload Date: 5/7/2019 10:17:32 AM
Location:  Wamsutter, WY
Author:  Jeff Van Cleve
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4014(4-8-8-4)
Views:  3704   Comments: 2
UP 7755
Title:  UP 7755
Description:  UP 7755 pushes east along the Snake River in the late afternoon
Photo Date:  4/25/2019  Upload Date: 5/11/2019 8:41:55 PM
Location:  Glenns Ferry, ID
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7755(AC45CCTE)
Views:  3531   Comments: 1
UP 7755
Title:  UP 7755
Description:  UP 7755 pushes east along the Snake River in the late afternoon
Photo Date:  4/25/2019  Upload Date: 5/11/2019 8:42:45 PM
Location:  King Hill, ID
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7755(AC45CCTE)
Views:  3481   Comments: 0
FEC 434 on CSX-FEC Ethanol Transfer
Title:  FEC 434 on CSX-FEC Ethanol Transfer
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/8/2016  Upload Date: 5/11/2019 8:50:40 PM
Location:  Jacksonville, FL
Author:  Adam Finger
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  FEC 434(GP40-2)
Views:  3559   Comments: 2
UP 4393
Title:  UP 4393
Description:  Eastbound manifest on the Laramie sub.
Photo Date:  5/11/2019  Upload Date: 5/12/2019 9:40:03 AM
Location:  Hanna, WY
Author:  Jeff Van Cleve
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4393(SD70M)
Views:  3518   Comments: 1
BNSF 7912 North
Title:  BNSF 7912 North
Description:  Empty grain train preparing to leave Tacoma, WA
Photo Date:  3/17/2019  Upload Date: 5/12/2019 9:50:46 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Brian Ambrose
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7912(ES44DC)
Views:  3513   Comments: 2
PRR 4230, I-1SA, 1957
Title:  PRR 4230, I-1SA, 1957
Description:  Chione. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Vail, Pennsylvania, on 4 May 1957. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #4230, an I-1SA (2-10-0) "Decapod" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an I-1S during June of 1923, rebuilt in Juniata as an I-1SA in August of 1934, and retired in October of 1959 after 36 years of faithful service. Close observation reveals that there is a rear-end pusher locomotive adding to the drama!
Photo Date:  5/4/1957  Upload Date: 7/2/2018 12:26:09 AM
Location:  Vail, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 4230(2-10-0)
Views:  4242   Comments: 3
PRR 6727, M-1A, 1955
Title:  PRR 6727, M-1A, 1955
Description:  Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Mr. Richard R. Wallin that was taken near Duncannon, Pennsylvania, on 24 July 1955. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6727, an M-1A (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during May of 1930 and retired in August of 1956 after 26 years of faithful service. It's pulling a westbound mixed-cargo freight train along the eastward-flowing Susquehanna River. Produced and distributed by Audio-Visual Designs. ("LouisFols"; #15 of 18)
Photo Date:  7/24/1955  Upload Date: 5/31/2018 4:58:04 PM
Location:  Duncannon, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6727(4-8-2)
Views:  4203   Comments: 2
PRR 9875, EF-15A, c. 1954
Title:  PRR 9875, EF-15A, c. 1954
Description:  Chione. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Mount Union, Pennsylvania, perhaps during 1954. The photographer is not identified. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9875 and two more "EF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All are EF-15A's built by GM-EMD and rated at 1,500 horsepower each. #9875 was built in September of 1952 and retired in October of 1967 after just 15 years of revenue service. Westbound merchandise freight, rockin' 'n' rollin'!
Photo Date:  6/21/1954  Upload Date: 3/12/2019 4:43:18 PM
Location:  Mount Union, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9875(F7A)
Views:  3966   Comments: 1
PRR 8949, H-10S, 1949
Title:  PRR 8949, H-10S, 1949
Description:  Chione. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Englewood, Illinois, in December of 1949. The photographer is not identified. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #8949 and three GM-EMD "EF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. #8949 was built in Juniata as an H-8C during March of 1912, rebuilt as an H-9SC in February of 1916, rebuilt as an H-10S in April of 1920, and retired in May of 1950 after 38 years of faithful service. Nothin' like some steam-powered help on a freezin' Winter's morn!
Photo Date:  12/21/1949  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 4:48:36 AM
Location:  Englewood, IL
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 8949(2-8-0)
Views:  4190   Comments: 0
Swiss federal Railways SBB: A short freight train on the Gotthard route
Title:  Swiss federal Railways SBB: A short freight train on the Gotthard route
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/24/2015  Upload Date: 12/27/2015 10:43:24 PM
Location:  Wassen, CH
Author:  George Nydegger
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  3979   Comments: 1
CP 8865
Title:  CP 8865
Description:  CP 255 rolls off the International Bridge (built in 1896) after crossing the Niagara River into Canada.
Photo Date:  3/8/2019  Upload Date: 4/14/2019 5:37:45 PM
Location:  Fort Erie, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 8865(ES44AC) CP 8103(AC4400CWM)
Views:  3912   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 in West Cornwall
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 in West Cornwall
Description:  Looking a bit more like a typical high hood GP7, Housatonic Railroad #22 - an ex-Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, ex-Bangor & Aroostook, nee-Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe GP7U - pulling a one car Housatonic Railroad Job NX-11 past the old West Cornwall Depot.
Photo Date:  6/9/2016  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:17:45 PM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  6577   Comments: 4
Long Island Rail Road C420 227
Title:  Long Island Rail Road C420 227
Description:  Morris Park Shops, Jamaica, New York, USA, 24 September 1978.
Photo Date:  9/24/1978  Upload Date: 9/17/2016 4:29:49 PM
Location:  Jamaica, NY
Author:  Bill Wilcox
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  LI 227(C420)
Views:  8086   Comments: 1
VIA 6509 heads west
Title:  VIA 6509 heads west
Description:  VIA 6509 heads west
Photo Date:  6/15/1980  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 8:20:25 PM
Location:  Boston Bar, BC
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6509(FP9A)
Views:  8841   Comments: 4
EBT 12
Title:  EBT 12
Description:  Orbisonia bound (Color version - B&W in "Thankfuls-Favorites")
Photo Date:  5/1/1982  Upload Date: 5/17/2015 4:30:53 PM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  EBT 12(2-8-2)
Views:  9216   Comments: 8
MILW CFA16-4 27C
Title:  MILW CFA16-4 27C
Description:  MILW CFA16-4 27C at Bensenville, Illinois on February 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in August 1951 (c/n 16L488), class 16-FF on the Milwaukee Road. It is seen smoking at the Milwaukee Road's Bensenville engine facility. According to Jim Boyd's book, "Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives In Color" (ISBN 1-878887-63-7), there are two possible explanations for the smoke. Unlike Alcos, which produced black smoke as a result of turbo-lag, the F-M's opposed piston (OP) diesels were normally aspired, using a Roots blower to pressurize the intake air. "While a properly maintained OP is a smooth and reliable engine, they tend to develop one distinctive characteristic: blue smoke on acceleration. This is the result of two potential causes, which are usually mixed to varying degrees. The first is lubricating oil. While the bottom crankshaft lives in an oil-filled crankcase (like an EMD), the top crankshaft is in a "dry sump", lubricated by pressurized internal passages and a surrounding spray of oil (like the top deck valve chamber of an EMD 567). When the OP idles or shuts down, some of the top sump lube oil will drip down the cylinder walls above the piston, and if the walls are scored or the piston rings are worn, the lube oil will get into the firing chamber and often pass unburned into the exhaust manifold, where it can ignite in a smoky pall when the engine is revved up. The other cause of smoke is the cooling water seeping into the cylinders from the seals where the injectors pass through the water jackets around the cylinder walls. This will also cause smoke. You could tell how well an OP is being maintained by its penchant for smoke upon acceleration."
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/18/2009 7:16:56 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MILW 27C(CFA16-4)
Views:  9969   Comments: 4
K043
Title:  K043
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/23/2015  Upload Date: 6/14/2015 8:37:12 PM
Location:  Foley, PA
Author:  Drake Szczepanski
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CREX 1349(ES44AC)
Views:  12577   Comments: 9
LMX 8577, ATSF 3032, and GWWR 2037
Title:  LMX 8577, ATSF 3032, and GWWR 2037
Description:  A westbound train rolls by Kansas City Union Station. LMX B39-8E 8577, ATSF GP20u 3032, and GWWR GP38 2037 make for an interesting head-end locomotive consist.
Photo Date:  6/9/1996  Upload Date: 9/25/2017 6:27:20 PM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Christopher Palmieri
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  LMX 8577(B39-8E) ATSF 3032(GP20u) GWWR 2037(GP38)
Views:  13839   Comments: 2
UP 7319 Leads MPBMX-13
Title:  UP 7319 Leads MPBMX-13
Description:  Freshly painted UP AC4460CW 7319 and SD70M 4992 lead Pine Bluff to Mexico manifest train MPBMX-13 on the former Cotton Belt out of Big Sandy.
Photo Date:  3/13/2017  Upload Date: 3/13/2017 11:48:30 PM
Location:  Big Sandy, TX
Author:  Christopher Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7319(AC4460CW)
Views:  16853   Comments: 6
CB&Q E7 9920A
Title:  CB&Q E7 9920A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E7 9920A at the Eola Reclamation Plant on October 11, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is the cab and first prime mover roof section of CB&Q E7 9920A (built in November 1945, c/n 2946), the lead locomotive of CB&Q Train Number 3, which struck a standing detouring Rock Island train at Mongomery, Illinois on September 27, 1964. The following is part of the ICC accident report:

The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P) is connected to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) at Ottawa, Ill., which is on the Streator Branch 41 miles west of Montgomery. A few days before the accident, CRI&P trains started detouring over the CB&Q tracks between Ottawa and Chicago because of a defective CRI&P bridge over the Des Plaines River at Joliet, Ill. Some time before 8:45 p.m. on the day of the accident, CRI&P passenger trains No.4 and No. 10 were combined at Ottawa to detour eastward over the CB&Q to Chicago, via Montgomery interlocking. This combined train, consisting of six CRI&P diesel-electric units and 19 cars, operated on the CB&Q as Extra RI 656 East. It left Ottawa at 8:45 p.m. with a CRI&P engine crew, a CB&Q engineer-pilot, and a CB&Q road foreman of engines in the control compartment at the front of the locomotive. A CB&Q conductor-pilot and a CRI&P train crew were at various locations in the cars.

Approximately 2 hours after leaving Ottawa, Extra RI 656 East arrived at Montgomery interlocking, where it stopped on the Streator Branch main track with the front end 675 feet west of switch 14 and 195 feet west of signal 24-23, which indicated Stop. About the same time, the men on the locomotive saw a detouring westbound CRI&P passenger train, Extra RI 634 West, stopped on track No. 1 east of the interlocking station. A few minutes later, they saw the headlight of No.3, a west-bound CB&Q passenger train, approaching on track No.2 and surmised that their train would be routed eastward on track No.2 after No. 3 passed. While Extra RI 656 East was waiting for No.3 to pass, a warning device sounded in the control compartment of the first diesel-electric unit and the CRI&P fireman went into the engine room of this unit to determine why the warning device had sounded. Immediately after the fireman left the control compartment, the CB&Q road foreman of engines noticed No.3 had been diverted to the Streator Branch main track at switch 14 and was closely approaching at high speed. He promptly called a warning to the CRI&P and CB&Q engineers and ran to a side door of the control compartment, where he started to jump from the locomotive. Before he could jump, however, No.3 struck the front end of Extra RI 656 East, killing the CRI&P engineer and the CB&Q engineer-pilot. The CB&Q road foreman of engines and the CRI&P fireman were injured.

Number 3, a westbound first-class passenger train, consisting of 3 diesel-electric units and 15 cars, left Aurora at 10:45 p.m., 3 minutes late, and proceeded westward on track No.2. A few minutes later, it approached Montgomery interlocking at 63 miles per hour, as indicated by the speed recording tape. The engineer and fireman were in the control compartment at the front of the locomotive, and the other crew members were at various locations in the cars. Signal 5-3 indicated Proceed as the train approached Montgomery interlocking, and this indicated to the enginemen that the route was lined for movement of No.3 through the interlocking on track No.2. The route, however was improperly lined for movement of No.3 from track No.2 to the Streator Branch main track, via switch 14. The engineer apparently first became aware of this when the train reached the area of the interlocking station at which time he initiated an emergency brake application. A few moments later, the train passed the interlocking station, entered the Streator Branch main track at switch 14 and, while moving at 52 miles per hour, struck the front end of Extra RI 656 East.

Photo Date:  10/11/1964  Upload Date: 12/28/2010 3:03:56 PM
Location:  Eola, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Wreck
Locomotives:  CBQ 9920A(E7A)
Views:  20542   Comments: 13
The Cuttingsville Trestle
Title:  The Cuttingsville Trestle
Description:  The slurry train crosses the Mill River and VT Route 103 on the high trestle at Cuttingsville, VT
Photo Date:  12/31/2016  Upload Date: 1/2/2017 7:53:19 AM
Location:  Cuttingsville, VT
Author:  Bob Krug
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  VTR 432(SD70M-2) GMTX 2205(GP38-2) VTR 310(GP40-2LW) VTR 311(GP40-2LW)
Views:  17855   Comments: 21
The RS-3 glides past the elegant old passenger station in Cambridge, NY
Title:  The RS-3 glides past the elegant old passenger station in Cambridge, NY
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/8/2016  Upload Date: 4/10/2016 7:41:45 PM
Location:  Cambridge, NY
Author:  Bob Krug
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  BKRR 4116(RS3)
Views:  17651   Comments: 5
Classic Erie
Title:  Classic Erie
Description:  The only thing better would have been Erie(or EL, Id take that any day) E 8s on this train, the Southern Tier picnic special, which ran from Port Jervis to Hammond Dam State Park near Wellsboro PA. Here it is on the famous Starrucca Viaduct, a pair of classics if ever there was one.
Photo Date:  8/26/1989  Upload Date: 11/5/2015 2:53:30 AM
Location:  Lanesboro, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CR 4021(E8A) CR 4020(E8A)
Views:  17944   Comments: 6
BNSF 5377
Title:  BNSF 5377
Description:  Q PTLCHC
Photo Date:  12/12/2016  Upload Date: 12/13/2016 7:19:44 AM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Jim Matuska
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5377(C44-9W)
Views:  17788   Comments: 14
Hospital train - 1 of 18
Title:  Hospital train - 1 of 18
Description:  Just by luck, I catch the road power leaving Brooks with the usual contingent of late model geeps.
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 12/11/2016 7:06:44 PM
Location:  Rochester, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BO 3695(GP40) BO 4243(GP40-2) BO 3546(GP35) BO 6965(GP30) BO 4117(GP40-2)
Views:  18019   Comments: 5


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