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  1. CP script boxcar

    CP script boxcar

    A typical 50' boxcar is being switched at an industry. Although this is a museum piece, there are still a couple script boxcars working in revenue service:
  2. ONR 1400 (RS-10)

    ONR 1400 (RS-10)

    Today ONR has pretty boring power: SD40-2's, GP9's, GP38-2's & SD75I's ( - the standard EMD's. That was not always the case however, as this RS-10 shows. Built in Monteral in 1955, the MLW was retired in 1985...
  3. CN 9171 (1948 F3Au)

    CN 9171 (1948 F3Au)

    An old F3 is picking up a tanker at a back of an industry. Dreaming? Yes. However this ex-GTW F3 was only retired in 1994, although I doubt that CN actually used it for so long. Then again it does have the "modern" yellow safety stripe!
  4. VIA 6309 FP9u

    VIA 6309 FP9u

    Although it's now in a museum, not that long ago, in 2002 actually, these FP9u's were still working in revenue service. Today VIA has one on the roster, used as shop switcher in Vancouver. 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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