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: 7,966
Locomotives:  6,967
Rolling Stock:  782
Locations:  941
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Conrail in the Binghamton area
   -Added 7/18/2015 2:43:19 AM
LIRR Circus Trains
   -Added 7/3/2015 4:59:55 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Delaware and New York Division
   -Added 6/30/2015 4:26:14 AM
LIRR Oyster Bay Branch
   -Added 6/25/2015 3:02:46 AM
LIRR Queens Village
   -Added 6/18/2015 12:17:59 AM
LIRR Floral Park
   -Added 6/17/2015 3:45:32 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Added 5/13/2015 1:39:57 AM
CR at Enola
   -Added 4/25/2015 1:08:42 AM
   -Added 4/20/2015 1:50:31 AM
Maine Railroading
   -Added 3/6/2015 2:09:52 AM
NYSW Northern Division
   -Added 2/22/2015 2:58:35 AM
Conrail in the Canisteo valley.
   -Added 2/13/2015 2:43:51 AM
CP in the Canisteo valley
   -Added 2/6/2015 12:32:53 AM
Conrail in Syracuse
   -Added 1/27/2015 3:07:22 AM
X 2000
   -Added 1/15/2015 2:34:56 AM
Bath & Hammondsport
   -Added 1/15/2015 2:05:41 AM
Conrail on the ex New York Central and New Haven
   -Added 1/6/2015 3:28:23 AM
   -Added 12/29/2014 1:59:08 AM
Canadian Commuters
   -Added 12/26/2014 3:21:38 AM
LIRR electrics
   -Added 12/20/2014 2:00:59 AM
A&M Santa train 2014
   -Added 12/7/2014 2:06:59 AM
Passenger equipment
   -Added 11/29/2014 2:50:42 AM
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
   -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
   -Added 11/3/2013 2:09:06 AM
CP East Binghamton
   -Added 10/13/2013 4:10:22 AM
   -Added 3/27/2013 3:33:58 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Conrail on the ex New York Central and New Haven
   -Updated 8/31/2015 3:38:49 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Susquehanna and Mahoning Divisions
   -Updated 8/31/2015 3:17:11 AM
   -Updated 8/31/2015 2:39:57 AM
Delaware & Hudson
   -Updated 8/30/2015 4:47:00 AM
Passenger equipment
   -Updated 8/30/2015 4:32:12 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Updated 8/30/2015 4:21:07 AM
Steam trains
   -Updated 8/30/2015 3:49:51 AM
Norfolk Southern Steam
   -Updated 8/30/2015 3:38:39 AM
Tioga Central-Owego & Harford
   -Updated 8/30/2015 3:27:57 AM
Long Island RR
   -Updated 8/28/2015 4:20:54 AM
LIRR electrics
   -Updated 8/28/2015 3:47:16 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Delaware and New York Division
   -Updated 8/28/2015 3:36:15 AM
Conrail in Syracuse
   -Updated 8/28/2015 2:53:15 AM
   -Updated 8/25/2015 3:25:24 AM
   -Updated 8/25/2015 3:04:52 AM
   -Updated 8/14/2015 4:48:06 AM
Long Island RR freight
   -Updated 7/30/2015 2:59:31 AM
Stations and structures, NY and NJ
   -Updated 7/30/2015 2:15:30 AM
LIRR Oyster Bay Branch
   -Updated 7/28/2015 3:35:33 AM
NYSW Northern Division
   -Updated 7/19/2015 4:02:00 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 7/19/2015 2:46:46 AM
Maine Railroading
   -Updated 7/19/2015 2:05:21 AM
   -Updated 7/16/2015 1:59:11 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 7/16/2015 1:21:22 AM
   -Updated 7/14/2015 2:10:49 AM
Conrail on the ex Pennsy
   -Updated 7/13/2015 4:55:06 AM
Stations and structures
   -Updated 7/12/2015 2:53:57 AM
Rapid Transit
   -Updated 7/10/2015 4:25:22 AM
Conrail on the CNJ, LV and Reading
   -Updated 7/8/2015 4:22:09 AM
Long Island at night
   -Updated 7/8/2015 2:13:36 AM
   -Updated 7/8/2015 1:00:35 AM
   -Updated 7/5/2015 2:35:41 AM
NJ Transit
   -Updated 7/3/2015 4:41:08 AM
EL commuters after the fall
   -Updated 7/3/2015 4:26:46 AM
LIRR Queens Village
   -Updated 6/25/2015 4:58:20 AM

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