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William Acord's Collection
 
8/17/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:William Acord
Dates:9/3/1982 - 12/12/2020
Album Info:This album contains miscellaneous photos of interest to railfans, such as railway signals, railway equipment, and antique railroad memorabilia, and miscellaneous locomotives, trolley cars, etc.
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Grand Canyon Railway Steam Train
Title:  Grand Canyon Railway Steam Train
Description:  View from Grand Canyon Railway steam train on its way to south rim of Grand Canyon
Photo Date:  5/15/1990  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:51:16 PM
Location:  Williams, AZ
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  245   Comments: 0
Broadway Limited on Horseshoe Curve
Title:  Broadway Limited on Horseshoe Curve
Description:  View from vestibule of Broadway Limited Slumbercoach #4420 as train snakes its way around historic Horseshoe Curve
Photo Date:  4/23/1991  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:51:39 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  339   Comments: 0
Allegheny Portage Railroad Engine House
Title:  Allegheny Portage Railroad Engine House
Description:  Engine House for Allegheny Portage Railroad--Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historical Site
Photo Date:  4/24/2002  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:32:33 PM
Location:  Gallitzin, PA
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  154   Comments: 0
CSX 7655 leading auto racks
Title:  CSX 7655 leading auto racks
Description:  CSX auto rack train gliding through Point Of Rocks, MD, past historic B & O station on a beautiful spring day
Photo Date:  4/24/2002  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:33:05 PM
Location:  Point of Rocks, MD
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  CSX 7655(C40-8W)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Retired GG-1 electric locomotive at railway museum
Title:  Retired GG-1 electric locomotive at railway museum
Description:  Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 electric locomotive(PRR 4913) at Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Altoona, PA
Photo Date:  4/24/2002  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:33:58 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  204   Comments: 1
FURX 3025 leading mixed freight past historic Point Of Rocks B & O Station
Title:  FURX 3025 leading mixed freight past historic Point Of Rocks B & O Station
Description:  FURX 3025 leading mixed freight at track speed through historic Point Of Rocks B & O station on a beautiful spring day
Photo Date:  4/24/2003  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:33:33 PM
Location:  Point of Rocks, MD
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  FURX 3025(SD40-2)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
Beautifully restored 1926 streetcar  #224
Title:  Beautifully restored 1926 streetcar #224
Description:  Beautifully restored 1926 streetcar offering excursion rides through Ft. Smith City Park, adjacent to Judge Parker's Court and guillotine. This trolley is one of the original trolleys once used on the Ft. Smith, Arkansas trolley system.
Photo Date:  8/9/2003  Upload Date: 2/5/2008 4:53:29 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  FSLT 224(Trolley)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
DCFB 301(GE 45-ton) locomotive leading excursion train
Title:  DCFB 301(GE 45-ton) locomotive leading excursion train
Description:  GE 45-ton locomotive leading museum excursion train across the grounds of the Railway Museum of Central Oklahoma, along abandoned M K & T trackage
Photo Date:  10/9/2004  Upload Date: 12/26/2006 7:24:13 PM
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  227   Comments: 0
Thomas The Tank Engine
Title:  Thomas The Tank Engine
Description:  Thomas The Tank Engine proudly leading his train across the grounds of the Railway Museum Of Central Oklahoma during "Day Out With Thomas"
Photo Date:  10/10/2004  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:34:28 PM
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  236   Comments: 0
Historic trolley car
Title:  Historic trolley car
Description:  Historic trolley car in El Reno, OK-- owned and operated by Canadian County Historical Society. This is the only rail-based trolley in the state of Oklahoma. It makes a loop through the streets of downtown El Reno.
Photo Date:  5/17/2005  Upload Date: 1/28/2007 4:30:25 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  229   Comments: 0
Railroad Interlocking Tower
Title:  Railroad Interlocking Tower
Description:  Abandoned Interlocking Tower in downtown St. Louis, adjacent to Amtrak Station
Photo Date:  9/19/2006  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 11:35:33 AM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  218   Comments: 1
TRRA EMD SW1200 Switchers in TRRA Yard
Title:  TRRA EMD SW1200 Switchers in TRRA Yard
Description:  Three TRRA switchers resting in the Madison, IL TRRA yard, awaiting their next assignments
Photo Date:  10/10/2006  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 5:57:28 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  TRRA 1230(SW1200)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Kirkwood crossing at night
Title:  Kirkwood crossing at night
Description:  Railroad crossing adjacent to Kirkwood Amtrak station at night
Photo Date:  10/20/2006  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 5:54:45 PM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  152   Comments: 0
SP 6322 on rear of Union Pacific coal train in Pacific, MO
Title:  SP 6322 on rear of Union Pacific coal train in Pacific, MO
Description:  Southern Pacific 6322 on rear of Union Pacific coal train, serving as helper, as it glides through Pacific, MO at track speed
Photo Date:  10/20/2006  Upload Date: 12/14/2006 6:50:02 PM
Location:  Pacific, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  UP 6322(AC44CW)
Views:  321   Comments: 2
Wig-Wag signal
Title:  Wig-Wag signal
Description:  One of two vintage wig-wag signals remaining in the St. Louis metro area. All others are gone.
Photo Date:  11/1/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 11:02:52 PM
Location:  Alton, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  197   Comments: 0
Ancient Wig-Wag signal
Title:  Ancient Wig-Wag signal
Description:  This ancient wig-wag signal is one of only two remaining in the St. Louis metro area.
Photo Date:  11/1/2006  Upload Date: 12/11/2006 6:12:13 PM
Location:  Alton, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  280   Comments: 2
KCS 2834 stack train at KCS Intermodal Facility
Title:  KCS 2834 stack train at KCS Intermodal Facility
Description:  KCS 2834 leading stack train through KCS Intermodal Facility at Granite City, IL
Photo Date:  11/21/2006  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 2:52:21 PM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  KCS 2834(GP40-3)
Views:  281   Comments: 1
Lenox Interlocking Tower
Title:  Lenox Interlocking Tower
Description:  Historic Lenox interlocking tower at Granite City, IL--one of the few interlocking towers still in use in 2007
Photo Date:  11/21/2006  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 2:53:42 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  220   Comments: 2
More interesting boxcar graffiti
Title:  More interesting boxcar graffiti
Description:  Another interesting example of boxcar graffiti
Photo Date:  3/6/2007  Upload Date: 3/6/2007 11:17:02 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  162   Comments: 1
Jet snow blower
Title:  Jet snow blower
Description:  Jet snow blower used to clear heavy snow from tracks
Photo Date:  3/6/2007  Upload Date: 3/6/2007 11:16:17 PM
Location:  Dupo, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  205   Comments: 0
Joint between two different sizes of rail
Title:  Joint between two different sizes of rail
Description:  Noticeable joint in the rails in front of the Kirkwood Amtrak station. This was where two different sizes of rail were joined together. During the fall of 2006, the Union Pacific Railroad undertook an extensive track rehabilitation program and replaced the rails with 141lb rail throughout this stretch of track.
Photo Date:  4/8/2007  Upload Date: 4/8/2007 9:54:45 PM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  190   Comments: 3
"Talking" defect detector on the KCS-East St. Louis Sub
Title:  "Talking" defect detector on the KCS-East St. Louis Sub
Description:  "Talking" defect detector on the KCS-East St. Louis Sub at milepost 272.7, near the Pontoon Road crossing in Granite City, IL. This detector gives the total number of axles, the train's speed in MPH, the ambient air temperature, and tells whether or not it has any defects, such as a hot box. The radio signal transmitted by the detector is about 5 watts, and can be heard for about 5 miles.
Photo Date:  4/18/2007  Upload Date: 4/18/2007 10:55:11 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  163   Comments: 0
Aerial view of Union Pacific Yard
Title:  Aerial view of Union Pacific Yard
Description:  Aerial photo of Union Pacific Yard in Council Bluffs, IA taken from a Southwest Airlines jet on final approach into Omaha, Nebraska Eppley Airfield. Visible in the photo are a collection of Union Pacific passenger and business cars.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 4/30/2007 8:52:22 PM
Location:  Council Bluffs, IA
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  238   Comments: 1
Nuclear waste train
Title:  Nuclear waste train
Description:  CSX #75 hauling nuclear waste train westward past Kirkwood Station, along the UP Jeff City Sub. The nuclear waste is being taken to a disposal facility in Nevada. It is in a very stury cask, completely sealed to prevent leakage.
Photo Date:  5/25/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 11:57:55 PM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  CSX 75(AC44CW)
Views:  302   Comments: 0
Union Pacific "Operation Lifesaver" passenger train
Title:  Union Pacific "Operation Lifesaver" passenger train
Description:  Union Pacific "Operation Lifesaver" passenger train passing Kirkwood Amtrak Station on its return trip to the Union Pacific Yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Photo Date:  5/25/2007  Upload Date: 5/26/2007 12:02:08 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  UP 4889(SD70M)
Views:  179   Comments: 1
Phoamers
Title:  Phoamers
Description:  A typical cross-section of "phoamers" at Joliet, IL Union Station on a warm mid October day
Photo Date:  10/15/2007  Upload Date: 10/29/2007 11:50:12 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  185   Comments: 0
Trespassers on the Union Pacific railroad tracks
Title:  Trespassers on the Union Pacific railroad tracks
Description:  Two youths trespassing on the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Normal, IL---exactly what NOT to do!!! I snapped this photo from the rear of the Amtrak "Texas Eagle," as we were slowing for our station stop in Normal, IL. Most youths just do not realize just how dangerous railroad tracks really are!!!
Photo Date:  10/15/2007  Upload Date: 10/29/2007 12:53:30 PM
Location:  Normal, IL
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  390   Comments: 4
Old historic B & O roundhouse
Title:  Old historic B & O roundhouse
Description:  Historic B & O roundhouse in Martinsburg, WV as seen from the eastbound Amtrak Capitol Limited during its station stop on a beautiful mid October afternoon
Photo Date:  10/24/2007  Upload Date: 10/29/2007 12:48:18 PM
Location:  Martinsburg, WV
Author:  William Acord
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Views:  112   Comments: 0
Aerial Photo of TRRA Yard in Venice, Illinois
Title:  Aerial Photo of TRRA Yard in Venice, Illinois
Description:  This is an aerial view of the TRRA-Venice, IL yard looking north over the yard. You can see a southbound autorack train exiting the yard. The action in this yard is 24/7!!
Photo Date:  9/24/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 2:30:05 PM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Scenic,Yard
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Views:  770   Comments: 0


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