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7/23/2017
 
 
 
 
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3-Way Meet
Title:  3-Way Meet
Description:  Metra eastbound train 1280 meets westbound trains 1267 (center) and 1265.
Photo Date:  4/6/2011  Upload Date: 8/9/2011 6:46:44 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  86   Comments: 0
UP 6362
Title:  UP 6362
Description:  Third Southern Pacific pain sighting of the day, this one in DPU service. Never knew I framed the airplane between the locomotive and coal hopper until I put it up on the screen.
Photo Date:  4/6/2011  Upload Date: 8/9/2011 6:42:56 PM
Location:  Elmhurst, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  UP 6362(AC44CW)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
METX 163
Title:  METX 163
Description:  Train 37.
Photo Date:  4/6/2011  Upload Date: 8/9/2011 6:39:25 PM
Location:  Elmhurst, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  METX 163(F40PH)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
AMTK 156
Title:  AMTK 156
Description:  Amtrak "Phase One" 40th Anniversary heritage unit leading train 371, the Pere Marquette.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 8/9/2011 12:41:43 AM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  AMTK 156(P42DC)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
NS 9664
Title:  NS 9664
Description:  Train 21Z.
Photo Date:  3/19/2011  Upload Date: 8/9/2011 12:38:16 AM
Location:  Otis, IN
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  NS 9664(C40-9W)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
2011 Blizzard
Title:  2011 Blizzard
Description:  The track is in there somewhere. After the 2011 snow blizzard passed, near 2-ft of snow covered the tracks, resulting in CSX to shut down the line for a few days.
Photo Date:  2/2/2011  Upload Date: 8/8/2011 10:11:33 PM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  145   Comments: 0
New Signal
Title:  New Signal
Description:  The westbound Seymour signal (ending of CSX Lansing Sub west end, beginning of Grand Rapids Terminal Sub east end).
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/8/2011 9:58:34 PM
Location:  Grand Rapids, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  99   Comments: 0
NKP 765
Title:  NKP 765
Description:  Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 and the Steam Railroading Institute's Fall Color Steam Special excursion pass along the former Ann Arbor/Pere Marquette passenger station in Clare.
Photo Date:  10/16/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:20:43 AM
Location:  Clare, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  NKP 765(2-8-4)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
P371
Title:  P371
Description:  Amtrak train P371, the Pere Marquette, passes the fall colors along CSX's Grand Rapids Subdivision.
Photo Date:  10/16/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:00:31 AM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  AMTK 832(P40DC)
Views:  212   Comments: 1
NKP 765
Title:  NKP 765
Description:  Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 departs Cadillac with the Steam Railroading Institute's Fall Color Steam Special excursion.
Photo Date:  10/16/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:20:05 AM
Location:  Cadillac, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  NKP 765(2-8-4)
Views:  206   Comments: 3
NKP 765
Title:  NKP 765
Description:  Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 departs Cadillac with the Steam Railroading Institute's Fall Color Steam Special excursion, passing the former Ann Arbor passenger station.
Photo Date:  10/16/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:18:26 AM
Location:  Cadillac, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  NKP 765(2-8-4)
Views:  274   Comments: 3
CSX 904015
Title:  CSX 904015
Description:  With the conductor looking up towards the full moon in the sky, CSX local Y121 backs out of Holland siding to access the Dock Track to switch at Padnos Scrap Metal and Iron.
Photo Date:  10/18/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:24:32 AM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  180   Comments: 0
Approach Slow
Title:  Approach Slow
Description:  An approach slow indication appears on the eastbound Holland signal on CSX, indicating for coal train N903 to pass.
Photo Date:  10/18/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:24:54 AM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  189   Comments: 0
Q195
Title:  Q195
Description:  A trio of CSX locomotives lead the inaugural run of westbound intermodal train Q195 along the Padnos Transportation Center. The nearby defect detector measured this train at 7,996 ft. Not a bad start for the train's first run between Detroit (TV Yard) and Chicago (59th Street Yard).
Photo Date:  10/18/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:26:39 AM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  CSX 7560(C40-8)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
D801
Title:  D801
Description:  Train D801, a pair of BNSF SD70MAC's, comes into view as they push coal train N903 along the eastbound Holland signal.
Photo Date:  10/18/2010  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 1:26:10 AM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8981(SD70MAC)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Meet
Title:  Meet
Description:  Amtrak Wolverine train 353 zooms across 10th Street as Chicago South Shore 505 waits in the distance to continue its journey east.
Photo Date:  9/25/2010  Upload Date: 9/26/2010 8:19:20 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  AMTK 34(P42DC)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
Idiot
Title:  Idiot
Description:  An unknown driver and passenger takes their chances going around the gates on Amtrak's Michigan District, not knowing Amtrak Wolverine train 353 is within distance. Chicago South Shore train 505 waits at 10th Street for Wolverine train 353 to pass.
Photo Date:  9/25/2010  Upload Date: 9/26/2010 8:19:01 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  158   Comments: 0
New Signals
Title:  New Signals
Description:  Train E949 comes to unexpected stop on the St. Joseph River swing bridge as new safetran signals are bagged to soon replace the aging searchlights signals on CSX's Grand Rapids Subdivision.
Photo Date:  9/25/2010  Upload Date: 9/26/2010 8:16:58 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9147(SD70ACe)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
E949
Title:  E949
Description:  Empty coal train E949 traveling through the 106-year-old St. Joseph River swing bridge.
Photo Date:  9/25/2010  Upload Date: 9/26/2010 8:16:35 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9147(SD70ACe)
Views:  251   Comments: 1
P371
Title:  P371
Description:  Amtrak's Pere Marquette (train P371) arrives to the Padnos Transportation Center.
Photo Date:  9/25/2010  Upload Date: 9/26/2010 8:15:19 PM
Location:  Holland, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  AMTK 519(B32-8WH)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
GLC 385
Title:  GLC 385
Description:  At North Yard. From this angle, the Great Lakes Central GP35 almost passes for an HO model.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 5:11:04 PM
Location:  Cadillac, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  GLC 385(GP35)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Conductor
Title:  Conductor
Description:  Conductor Matt Murawski looking out the vestibule of the ex-BN (Metra) Bi-Level coach as the Michigan Northern Arrow arrives to Cadillac.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 5:05:12 PM
Location:  Cadillac, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  154   Comments: 0
Looking Out
Title:  Looking Out
Description:  Michigan Northern Arrow passing somewhere between Manton and Cadillac near MP 338.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 5:04:38 PM
Location:  Manton, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  126   Comments: 0
Looking Out
Title:  Looking Out
Description:  Michigan Northern Arrow passing somewhere between Manton and Cadillac near MP 338.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 5:04:17 PM
Location:  Manton, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  132   Comments: 0
BMCX 857
Title:  BMCX 857
Description:  A passenger aboard the ex-Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac coach waves to spectators as the Michigan Northern Arrow arrives to Manton for the annual Labor Day Festival.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 5:00:05 PM
Location:  Manton, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  246   Comments: 0
GLC 392
Title:  GLC 392
Description:  The Michigan Northern Arrow receives a strong welcome from Manton residents as the train arrives for the annual Labor Day Festival.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 4:58:43 PM
Location:  Manton, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  GLC 392(GP35)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
BMCX 829
Title:  BMCX 829
Description:  Along US-131 south of Houseman.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 4:55:28 PM
Location:  Houseman, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  529   Comments: 0
GLC 392
Title:  GLC 392
Description:  Along US-131 south of Houseman.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 4:54:49 PM
Location:  Houseman, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  GLC 392(GP35) GLC 385(GP35)
Views:  337   Comments: 0
Transportation Center
Title:  Transportation Center
Description:  The sun begins to rise from the east as the storm clouds that produced a severe storm during the inaugural run of Amtrak train 356 begins to move east.
Photo Date:  9/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 1:55:29 PM
Location:  Kalamazoo, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  124   Comments: 1
357
Title:  357
Description:  Passengers board Amtrak train 357 at the Kalamazoo Transportation Center.
Photo Date:  9/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 1:54:29 PM
Location:  Kalamazoo, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  119   Comments: 0
357
Title:  357
Description:  Amtrak train 357 arrives to the Kalamazoo Transportation Center at 6:26am on its debut run in Southwest Michigan. The train was scheduled to arrive/depart at 5:50am.
Photo Date:  9/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 1:53:57 PM
Location:  Kalamazoo, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  148   Comments: 0
357
Title:  357
Description:  Amtrak train 357 arrives to the Kalamazoo Transportation Center at 6:26am on its debut run in Southwest Michigan. The train was scheduled to arrive/depart at 5:50am.
Photo Date:  9/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 1:53:28 PM
Location:  Kalamazoo, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  AMTK 90222(NPCU)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Passengers
Title:  Passengers
Description:  Passengers disembark from Amtrak train 356 at the Kalamazoo Transportation Center.
Photo Date:  9/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 1:52:19 PM
Location:  Kalamazoo, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  171   Comments: 0
356
Title:  356
Description:  Amtrak train 356 arrives to the Kalamazoo Transportation Center at 2:55am on its debut run in Southwest Michigan. The train was scheduled to arrive at 1:29am.
Photo Date:  9/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 1:51:37 PM
Location:  Kalamazoo, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  AMTK 31(P42DC)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
908
Title:  908
Description:  NS track geometry train 908 passes through the cereal city of Battle Creek.
Photo Date:  8/21/2010  Upload Date: 8/22/2010 1:59:01 PM
Location:  Battle Creek, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  NS 5836(GP38-3) NS 34(Track Test Unit)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
352
Title:  352
Description:  Amtrak passengers disembark from Wolverine train 352 at the Transportation Center in the cereal city of Battle Creek.
Photo Date:  8/21/2010  Upload Date: 8/22/2010 1:57:33 PM
Location:  Battle Creek, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  142   Comments: 0
394
Title:  394
Description:  A lone UP SD70M leads passes along the Ralstom Foods plant while leading CN train 394 through the cereal city of Battle Creek.
Photo Date:  8/21/2010  Upload Date: 8/22/2010 1:57:12 PM
Location:  Battle Creek, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  UP 3803(SD70M)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
Signals
Title:  Signals
Description:  Train order semaphore signals of the Toledo, Saginaw & Muskegon Railway (later GTW) depot.
Photo Date:  8/19/2010  Upload Date: 8/20/2010 12:50:12 AM
Location:  Sparta, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  110   Comments: 0
CSX 2659
Title:  CSX 2659
Description:  CSX and Grand Elk locomotives switching the east of CSX's Wyoming Terminal.
Photo Date:  8/19/2010  Upload Date: 8/20/2010 12:38:12 AM
Location:  Wyoming, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  CSX 2659(GP38-2) WAMX 3829(GP38-3)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
CSX 6113
Title:  CSX 6113
Description:  CSX and Grand Elk locomotives switching at the east end of CSX's Wyoming Terminal.
Photo Date:  8/19/2010  Upload Date: 8/20/2010 12:37:52 AM
Location:  Wyoming, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  CSX 6113(GP40-2) WAMX 3829(GP38-3) CSX 2659(GP38-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 3
CPMY 7014
Title:  CPMY 7014
Description:  The ex-GTW switcher crosses Eastmanville St while heading east to reconnect to the SummerFest excursion train. The people in the lawn chairs are not there to watch the operation of the railroad. The locomotive is blocking the path of the SummerFest annual Del Shannon vintage automobile parade.
Photo Date:  8/13/2010  Upload Date: 8/14/2010 11:30:25 PM
Location:  Coopersville, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  CPMY 7014(SW9)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
CPMY 7014
Title:  CPMY 7014
Description:  Engineer Eric T. posing out the cab window of the ex-GTW SW9 while waiting to run around the SummerFest excursion train.
Photo Date:  8/13/2010  Upload Date: 8/14/2010 11:29:37 PM
Location:  Coopersville, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  CPMY 7014(SW9)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
E949
Title:  E949
Description:  BNSF empty coal train E949 rolls down East Saugatuck hill on CSX's Grand Rapids Sub.
Photo Date:  8/13/2010  Upload Date: 8/14/2010 11:27:42 PM
Location:  East Saugatuck, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9855(SD70MAC)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
E949
Title:  E949
Description:  BNSF empty coal train E949 rolls down East Saugatuck hill on CSX's Grand Rapids Sub.
Photo Date:  8/13/2010  Upload Date: 8/14/2010 11:25:39 PM
Location:  East Saugatuck, MI
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9400(SD70MAC)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
METX 438
Title:  METX 438
Description:  A former Rock Island baggage car at Metra's facility in Blue Island as seen from aboard Metra train 221.
Photo Date:  6/19/2010  Upload Date: 6/21/2010 7:53:45 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  403   Comments: 2
CTA
Title:  CTA
Description:  Two CTA "L" trains meet across Jackson Blvd in downtown Chicago.
Photo Date:  6/19/2010  Upload Date: 6/21/2010 7:53:08 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Views:  111   Comments: 0
UP 5366
Title:  UP 5366
Description:  A Union Pacific train on BNSF heads east as Metra train 214 prepares to depart from Joliet.
Photo Date:  6/19/2010  Upload Date: 6/21/2010 7:51:40 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  UP 5366(AC45CCTE)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
Z026
Title:  Z026
Description:  A repainted SD38-2 leads train Z026-19 east pass Joliet Union Station on Metra's Rock Island District.
Photo Date:  6/19/2010  Upload Date: 6/21/2010 7:48:16 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  IAIS 157(SD38-2)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
BNSF 5101
Title:  BNSF 5101
Description:  Haven't you ever seen a Dash9-44CW this clean? I almost thought it was a new GEVO but until I took a second look. Even the fuel tank and trucks are spotless.
Photo Date:  6/19/2010  Upload Date: 6/21/2010 7:46:41 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5101(C44-9W)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
L507
Title:  L507
Description:  Train L507 returns from Kirk Yard, crossing the former GTW.
Photo Date:  5/29/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 11:59:15 PM
Location:  Griffith, IN
Author:  J.R. Valderas
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Locomotives:  IC 9637(GP38-2)
Views:  201   Comments: 0


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