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Tom Beckett's Collection
 
10/31/2014
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Tom Beckett's Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic Welcome to the RRPictureArchives.NET contributor site of Tom Beckett.  

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: 4,960
Locomotives:  5,460
Rolling Stock:  372
Locations:  790
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Conrail on the ex Pennsy
   -Added 10/20/2014 12:50:33 AM
Hudson River Streamliner
   -Added 10/7/2014 12:38:00 AM
C&O 614
   -Added 9/25/2014 2:16:15 AM
Grand Canyon Railway
   -Added 9/25/2014 1:53:32 AM
MILW 261
   -Added 8/10/2014 3:50:22 AM
RF&P
   -Added 6/21/2014 3:01:55 AM
San Francisco Muni
   -Added 3/31/2014 1:14:56 AM
Diane's train shots
   -Added 1/30/2014 2:16:42 AM
A&M Christmas Train 2013
   -Added 12/9/2013 12:46:49 AM
EL commuters after the fall
   -Added 12/2/2013 8:41:48 AM
MBTA
   -Added 11/3/2013 2:09:06 AM
CP East Binghamton
   -Added 10/13/2013 4:10:22 AM
Steamtown
   -Added 3/27/2013 3:33:58 PM
Chicago & Northwestern
   -Added 3/22/2013 1:57:40 PM
ATSF
   -Added 3/11/2013 12:08:50 PM
Burlington Northern
   -Added 3/11/2013 10:59:49 AM
Long Island RR freight
   -Added 3/1/2013 3:43:53 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Added 2/25/2013 1:55:53 PM
Stuffed and mounted
   -Added 1/22/2013 11:51:35 PM
Rapid Transit
   -Added 1/6/2013 2:30:44 AM
CP Binghamton south
   -Added 12/12/2012 10:42:06 AM
KCS Holiday Express 2012
   -Added 12/9/2012 1:57:53 AM
Matewan
   -Added 11/27/2012 2:05:17 PM
Stations and structues, NY and NJ
   -Added 11/17/2012 11:43:42 PM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Added 11/15/2012 5:31:14 PM
Boston & Maine
   -Added 9/14/2012 3:14:47 AM
Stations and structures
   -Added 9/10/2012 1:44:17 AM
Conrail electric power
   -Added 8/26/2012 3:57:45 AM
Dad's photos
   -Added 7/15/2012 3:15:36 AM
Delta Southern
   -Added 7/4/2012 8:48:53 PM
NYSW excursions
   -Added 2/5/2012 1:19:07 AM
Canadian Pacific Midwest
   -Added 1/22/2012 11:09:11 PM
Canadian Pacific in Canada
   -Added 1/22/2012 11:00:17 PM
Canadian passenger trains
   -Added 1/17/2012 5:29:26 PM
CP picnic trains
   -Added 1/8/2012 9:50:16 PM
   more...
 
Updated Photo Albums
Long Island RR
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:23:27 AM
Stations and structues, NY and NJ
   -Updated 10/17/2014 4:06:49 AM
Stuffed and mounted
   -Updated 10/17/2014 4:01:01 AM
Amtrak and commuters
   -Updated 10/17/2014 3:54:26 AM
Metro North
   -Updated 10/16/2014 3:56:45 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 10/16/2014 3:05:03 AM
Cabooses and other rolling stock
   -Updated 10/16/2014 2:47:32 AM
EL commuters after the fall
   -Updated 10/16/2014 2:37:27 AM
Delaware & Hudson
   -Updated 10/16/2014 2:25:29 AM
Dad's photos
   -Updated 10/16/2014 2:21:31 AM
NYSW
   -Updated 10/16/2014 2:10:14 AM
Long Island RR freight
   -Updated 10/14/2014 2:41:23 AM
Fantrips
   -Updated 10/14/2014 2:10:30 AM
Steamtown
   -Updated 10/14/2014 1:59:11 AM
Canadian Pacific in Canada
   -Updated 10/10/2014 3:52:16 AM
Canadian passenger trains
   -Updated 10/10/2014 3:10:04 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 10/10/2014 2:25:40 AM
Short lines, regionals, and industrial units.
   -Updated 10/8/2014 3:33:09 AM
Long Island at night
   -Updated 10/8/2014 2:16:49 AM
Stations and structures
   -Updated 10/8/2014 2:06:30 AM
Conrail everywhere but the Southern Tier
   -Updated 10/8/2014 1:45:03 AM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 10/8/2014 1:32:11 AM
NJ Transit
   -Updated 10/7/2014 2:35:00 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 10/4/2014 1:46:05 AM
Arkansas & Missouri
   -Updated 10/2/2014 4:30:16 AM
KCS
   -Updated 10/2/2014 4:13:36 AM
CSX
   -Updated 10/1/2014 1:48:44 AM
Boston & Maine
   -Updated 9/26/2014 1:34:56 PM
CP East Binghamton
   -Updated 9/24/2014 3:42:42 AM
Steam trains
   -Updated 9/24/2014 2:49:40 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 9/22/2014 2:57:26 AM
CP Binghamton south
   -Updated 9/22/2014 2:36:17 AM
Tioga Central-Owego & Harford
   -Updated 9/1/2014 4:15:51 AM
MILW 261
   -Updated 8/14/2014 3:40:06 AM
NYSW excursions
   -Updated 8/13/2014 3:10:55 AM
   more...
 

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