Tom Beckett's Collection
Welcome to Tom Beckett's Railroad Picture Archives!

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In these albums you will find a wide variety of rail photos dating back to the mid 70's. Most are from slides, some from prints, and newer material from digital. Many of these photos will be from Long Island and the New York area, I grew up in Queens, living there til 1988. I had some great opportunities to see the Long Island and their freight operations in the mid 1980's when they were using Alco C420's in freight service. There's LOTS of LIRR!! That was not my entire focus, and I also spent time on many lines within a 300 mile radius of New York.

In the mid 1980's as stack trains started running, I devoted a lot of attention to Conrail and NYSW trains in the southern tier of NY. I moved to Binghamton in July 1988, living there til 2006. During that period I was able to cover the CR Southern Tier Line extensively, as well as the D&H and NYSW. I arrived in Binghamton just as NYSW was starting its directed service of the D&H. It was a really interesting time to be watching trains in that region. There, I met JJ Young Jr, and fellow contributor Sam Botts. From November of 1995 to January of 2001, I was a driver for JB Hunt Transport, which expanded my horizons, as well as set up my present situation.

I moved to northwest Arkansas in November 2006, with my new wife and my two sons, taking a job as a fleet manager for JB Hunt in Lowell Ark. We lived in Rogers Ark for six months til we bought a house in Siloam Springs on the KCS. Since then, I have covered the A&M, but mostly KCS between Joplin MO and Stilwell OK extensively, and have also broadened my range to include Kansas City, Nebraska, Texas and the southeast among other places. As I have time, I am getting more in depth coverage of my new region, which will turn up in these albums.

I have a large slide collection, which I am picking through to scan and post. I shot slides from the early 80's up til they stopped processing Kodachrome in 2010. Much of this collection dates to the 1980's and 1990's, and I am concentrating on getting those photos posted first-seems everyone loves the old stuff!! Recent pictures will also be posted as I have time. Hope you enjoy what is mostly a trip down memory lane.

You may browse my collection of pictures via the menu located on the left hand side of the page.  I hope you enjoy the collection and thanks for stopping by!

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Site Stats
Photos: 14,491
Locomotives:  9,743
Rolling Stock:  1,652
Locations:  1,249
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Joplin Union Station
   -Added 1/18/2023 6:10:35 AM
Trick or treat
   -Added 11/6/2022 5:25:41 AM
Strasburg Colorado
   -Added 10/2/2022 5:50:30 AM
Denver RTD
   -Added 9/27/2022 5:39:30 AM
Meet and a new guy
   -Added 6/10/2022 4:04:46 AM
Excursion and fan trip tickets
   -Added 9/17/2021 5:26:23 AM
Conrail schedules
   -Added 12/11/2020 5:27:48 AM
KCS Holiday Express 2019 Stilwell
   -Added 12/16/2019 4:44:27 AM
Union Pacific passenger cars
   -Added 11/23/2019 4:22:45 AM
Union Pacific Steam
   -Added 11/18/2019 4:15:47 AM
Eureka Springs & North Arkansas
   -Added 8/12/2019 4:13:12 AM
Erie Lackawanna abandoned
   -Added 5/24/2019 4:50:00 AM
South Shore
   -Added 5/15/2019 5:06:14 AM
View from the bus
   -Added 4/15/2019 4:49:13 AM
Gons, flats, non coal open hoppers, and other various freight cars
   -Added 1/2/2019 4:44:43 AM
   -Added 12/30/2018 5:03:30 AM
   -Added 12/1/2018 5:03:51 AM
   -Added 11/20/2018 5:37:40 AM
   -Added 11/17/2018 4:30:29 AM
Coal hoppers and gons
   -Added 11/14/2018 3:57:37 AM
Covered hoppers
   -Added 11/9/2018 5:23:27 AM
Containers and trailers
   -Added 10/11/2018 4:18:15 AM
Union Pacific on the MKT
   -Added 9/7/2018 4:37:23 AM
   -Added 6/19/2018 5:48:11 AM
   -Added 4/27/2018 5:39:08 AM
Black and White
   -Added 1/14/2018 4:37:13 AM
KCS Holiday Express 2017 Siloam
   -Added 1/5/2018 5:39:23 AM
A&M local working
   -Added 12/24/2017 4:12:47 AM
The Chase Is On, Southern Tier edition
   -Added 10/6/2017 4:50:00 AM
   -Added 6/10/2017 4:04:13 AM
   -Added 5/1/2017 2:47:05 AM
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
   -Added 2/25/2017 5:02:04 AM
A&M excursions
   -Added 2/16/2017 3:53:08 AM
Arkansas River Bridge going down
   -Added 2/16/2017 2:52:44 AM
Chasing 41T and its counterpart, 40T
   -Added 2/12/2017 3:53:03 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Out and back
   -Updated 1/28/2023 6:04:14 AM
Joplin Union Station
   -Updated 1/20/2023 6:14:02 AM
The chase is on
   -Updated 1/14/2023 5:39:03 AM
KCS Heavener Sub in Arkansas
   -Updated 1/11/2023 5:38:22 AM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 1/11/2023 5:25:09 AM
Empty tracks
   -Updated 1/11/2023 5:13:41 AM
KCS Siloam Springs
   -Updated 12/7/2022 6:20:01 AM
   -Updated 11/28/2022 5:55:56 AM
Stuffed and mounted
   -Updated 11/9/2022 5:46:21 AM
   -Updated 11/9/2022 5:28:26 AM
Trick or treat
   -Updated 11/7/2022 5:25:48 AM
   -Updated 10/23/2022 5:57:57 AM
Containers and trailers
   -Updated 10/23/2022 5:46:27 AM
   -Updated 10/23/2022 5:38:32 AM
Stations and structures
   -Updated 10/20/2022 5:22:48 AM
   -Updated 10/20/2022 4:48:29 AM
Arkansas & Missouri
   -Updated 10/15/2022 6:16:52 AM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 10/15/2022 5:31:59 AM
Denver RTD
   -Updated 10/9/2022 6:15:46 AM
Strasburg Colorado
   -Updated 10/7/2022 6:17:47 AM
Coal hoppers and gons
   -Updated 9/26/2022 2:45:12 AM
   -Updated 9/25/2022 5:53:58 AM
KCS Heavener Sub in Oklahoma
   -Updated 9/25/2022 5:38:19 AM
Diane's train shots
   -Updated 9/24/2022 6:13:57 AM
Track and signals
   -Updated 9/18/2022 5:20:29 AM
Gons, flats, non coal open hoppers, and other various freight cars
   -Updated 7/27/2022 6:04:16 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Updated 7/11/2022 4:22:05 AM
   -Updated 5/17/2022 4:36:21 AM
KCS Heavener Sub in Missouri
   -Updated 3/25/2022 4:54:17 AM
LIRR Bellerose
   -Updated 2/22/2022 3:53:35 AM
Excursion and fan trip tickets
   -Updated 9/18/2021 5:37:31 AM
   -Updated 9/16/2021 6:03:45 AM
Union Pacific Steam
   -Updated 8/17/2021 6:01:14 AM
Erie Lackawanna abandoned
   -Updated 7/10/2021 5:57:17 AM
KCS 2008 Holiday Express Noel
   -Updated 5/3/2021 4:25:16 AM

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