Tom Beckett's Collection
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: 15,662
Locomotives:  10,188
Rolling Stock:  1,977
Locations:  1,270
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CPKC Out and Back
   -Added 3/9/2024 5:30:03 AM
CPKC Heavener Sub in Oklahoma
   -Added 2/3/2024 3:18:43 AM
CPKC Siloam Springs
   -Added 2/2/2024 5:53:35 AM
Two Mornings at Belen
   -Added 12/18/2023 5:56:46 AM
Forgotten Rock
   -Added 12/16/2023 5:05:26 AM
Trains in the Rain
   -Added 12/3/2023 6:33:14 AM
CPKC Holiday Train 2023
   -Added 11/30/2023 5:41:50 AM
Two afternoons at Rio Puerco
   -Added 11/21/2023 6:21:56 AM
In Search of Fall Color
   -Added 11/12/2023 6:23:34 AM
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic
   -Added 10/30/2023 6:25:55 AM
   -Added 10/13/2023 5:07:20 AM
CPKC The Chase Is On
   -Added 10/11/2023 6:29:27 AM
Out and back with a special unit
   -Added 8/6/2023 4:59:54 AM
CPKC on the Heavener Sub in Arkansas
   -Added 6/22/2023 6:14:45 AM
A&M Birthday Trip
   -Added 5/11/2023 5:55:39 AM
Scored four
   -Added 4/5/2023 5:16:51 AM
The only chance Id get today
   -Added 4/1/2023 6:15:11 AM
The right five minutes
   -Added 2/25/2023 5:59:11 AM
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
Updated Photo Albums
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic
   -Updated 5/24/2024 5:56:01 AM
Diane's train shots
   -Updated 5/24/2024 5:45:34 AM
Track and signals
   -Updated 5/23/2024 5:58:27 AM
Short lines, regionals, and industrial units.
   -Updated 5/23/2024 5:39:48 AM
CPKC The Chase Is On
   -Updated 5/20/2024 6:50:11 AM
Containers and trailers
   -Updated 5/15/2024 6:31:37 AM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 5/14/2024 5:26:18 AM
Stations and structures
   -Updated 5/13/2024 6:00:42 AM
Forgotten Rock
   -Updated 5/12/2024 6:22:38 AM
CPKC Out and Back
   -Updated 4/26/2024 5:34:58 AM
   -Updated 4/18/2024 5:36:13 AM
Trains in the Rain
   -Updated 4/16/2024 6:08:53 AM
   -Updated 4/15/2024 5:55:03 AM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 4/12/2024 6:42:33 AM
   -Updated 4/9/2024 5:49:20 AM
Gons, flats, non coal open hoppers, and other various freight cars
   -Updated 3/6/2024 6:27:10 AM
   -Updated 3/6/2024 6:10:16 AM
Norfolk Southern in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 3/5/2024 4:39:15 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 3/4/2024 6:08:12 AM
CP Binghamton south
   -Updated 3/4/2024 5:55:34 AM
CPKC Siloam Springs
   -Updated 2/24/2024 5:26:46 AM
KCS Siloam Springs
   -Updated 2/1/2024 6:31:05 AM
CPKC on the Heavener Sub in Arkansas
   -Updated 1/19/2024 6:42:19 AM
Two Mornings at Belen
   -Updated 1/9/2024 6:28:54 AM
   -Updated 1/7/2024 6:15:35 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Updated 1/7/2024 5:36:20 AM
Passenger equipment
   -Updated 12/4/2023 6:36:22 AM
   -Updated 12/4/2023 6:04:03 AM
CPKC Holiday Train 2023
   -Updated 12/1/2023 6:12:11 AM
Two afternoons at Rio Puerco
   -Updated 11/27/2023 5:56:46 AM
In Search of Fall Color
   -Updated 11/19/2023 6:01:50 AM
Stuffed and mounted
   -Updated 11/19/2023 4:08:12 AM
   -Updated 11/19/2023 3:56:19 AM
   -Updated 11/2/2023 6:14:08 AM
Arkansas & Missouri
   -Updated 10/28/2023 6:36:28 AM

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