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  1. Eastbound


    The FRED on an eastbound marks its path as it departs Vancouver
  2. Nocturnal Freight

    Nocturnal Freight

    BNSF's M-LAUSWE makes its nocturnal passage through Stanford, MT on a warm August evening.
  3. Time Exposure Fred

    Time Exposure Fred

    Mr. Fred blinks his way down the track, north of Hanaford St.
  4. B-1-G in Dowagiac, MI Fred Claus

    B-1-G in Dowagiac, MI Fred Claus

  5. There she goes again!

    There she goes again!

    The tail end of a westbound CN manifest led by 9606 and 9482 splits the signals at Riverview. The train went passed at a good speed into the yard.
  6. The Mighty Reflector

    The Mighty Reflector

    The flash lights up the reflector on the FRED on the end of a Union Pacific rock train. 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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