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  1. Northshore Mining SD28

    Northshore Mining SD28

    Northshore Miining SD28 #1236 parked on the east end of Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois. Only 12 SD28 locomotives were manufactured by EMD back in the mid 60's, 4 went to Reserve Mining, now part of Northshore Mining.
  2. CSX Locomotives from Valparaiso Wreck

    CSX Locomotives from Valparaiso Wreck

    A pair of locomotives damaged in the crash involving three CSX trains near Valparaiso Indiana, on January 6th, 2012, sit in Barr Yard in Riverdale. The first locomotive to the right is CSXT 5284, an ES44DC. The second is an AC4400CW, either CSXT 517 or 320.
  3. Riverdale Illinois

    Riverdale Illinois

    An ex-Conrail GP15-1 and an ex-Chessie System (C&O) GP15T, along with a Chessie System (B&O) caboose, idle next to the tower on the west end of CSX's Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois.
  4. Urban Sprawl

    Urban Sprawl

    A coal load rumbles along near West Barr on the BNSF Brush Subdivision. Just a a very few years ago it was basically open farmland on the other side of the tracks. In another couple of years I'll probably have to shoot this image from the front yard of a house in a 5000 unit housing...
  5. Reeds And Weeds

    Reeds And Weeds

    Coal load BNSF 6198 moves west through the switch at West Barr as I shoot through a patch of cattails. Canon EOS 5D Sigma 100-300mm f/4 + 1.4x teleconverter @ 420m ISO 400 1/800s f/11
  6. BNSF 4873 West At West Barr, CO

    BNSF 4873 West At West Barr, CO

    The Kansas City to Denver Z train blasts through the west switch of Barr, CO. Canon EOS 20D EF 70-200mm f/4 L @ 118mm is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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