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Bob Zimmermann's Collection
 
12/12/2017
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Bob Zimmermann's Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic Welcome to the RRPictureArchives.NET contributor site of Bob Zimmermann.  

I was given my first camera around 1968, a Polaroid - strange, since my dad worked at Kodak, and had processed black-and-white film prints since his high school years.  My mom took me downtown to the Rochester passenger station to watch trains, until I started riding my bicycle across the city to the Penn Central Goodman Street yard.  What fun, watching Alco switchers kick cars in flat switching.  I made many trips to the Charlotte yard, depot, and engine siding, to see what was happening.  The early 1970's found Alcos and EMD F7's operating around western New York.
In 1972, I was given my first car, and took a year of photography classes at RIT.  I met the chief mechanic at the B&O roundhouse in Rochester, who let me wander around, taking pictures.  A friend's uncle worked for New York Central/Penn Central/Conrail, and put me in touch with someone at Croton Harmon, to get a release to take photographs on the property.  I enjoyed listening to my grandfather tell of taking the train from Rochester to central New York, via New York Central and DL&W to visit family.  He loved to tell about working at the blast furnace in Charlotte, testing limestone, coke, and iron ore as it arrived by rail.
As I learned about railroading and travel, I found two areas I really enjoyed railfanning: Cleveland, OH and New England.  Penn Central and Conrail moved Alco Centuries and EMD F7's to Ohio, to work their last years.  New England offered many scenic views and historic, colorful railroads.
I'm gradually scanning my slide collection, many of which you find here.  Some photos are from my early Polaroid shots and color prints.  I have started a home business to sell my prints, Rail Photo Resources.  What I strive for is to go beyond locomotive roster shots, to present an artistic statement and a view of railroading in the places I have visited.

Thanks for looking.


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: 502
Locomotives:  402
Rolling Stock:  135
Locations:  120
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CSX 2017
   -Added 1/12/2017 10:17:33 PM
GNW-RSR-BPRR
   -Added 5/22/2016 10:07:45 AM
New York: Amtrak
   -Added 7/13/2013 9:07:46 AM
Canada CN, CP
   -Added 11/18/2011 11:26:42 PM
New York: shortlines
   -Added 1/3/2011 7:18:34 PM
New York: LV, EL
   -Added 1/3/2011 7:07:39 PM
Buffalo 1970s
   -Added 11/25/2009 10:31:59 PM
American Freedom Train 1975
   -Added 11/9/2009 10:31:09 PM
Chicago-SanDiego by Amtrak 1985
   -Added 11/4/2009 10:11:19 PM
New York: Charlotte and State Street branches
   -Added 7/26/2009 12:44:18 AM
New England railroading
   -Added 6/30/2009 10:39:09 PM
New York: D&H, NYS&W, CP
   -Added 6/29/2009 1:06:47 PM
New York: LA&L
   -Added 6/29/2009 12:59:35 PM
critters and electrics
   -Added 6/27/2009 9:11:57 AM
US rail transit
   -Added 6/22/2009 10:20:30 PM
New York Southerntier
   -Added 5/11/2009 9:45:33 PM
Syracuse NY
   -Added 5/10/2009 9:36:45 AM
Buffalo NY 3-1993
   -Added 5/4/2009 12:26:30 PM
midwest 1978-1979
   -Added 3/14/2009 11:17:17 PM
New York: B&O, Chessie
   -Added 2/19/2009 10:53:08 PM
getting plowed
   -Added 1/2/2009 8:20:44 PM
rolling stock
   -Added 12/11/2008 11:56:07 PM
FGLK
   -Added 11/2/2008 11:38:43 AM
Chicago IL
   -Added 10/30/2008 9:57:09 PM
Maryland
   -Added 5/22/2008 11:48:59 AM
Ohio
   -Added 5/22/2008 11:46:32 AM
Pennsylvania
   -Added 5/22/2008 11:45:17 AM
New York: NYC, PC, Conrail, CSX
   -Added 5/20/2008 10:00:59 PM
   more...
 
Updated Photo Albums
rolling stock
   -Updated 11/23/2017 7:53:48 AM
CSX 2017
   -Updated 10/16/2017 6:24:59 PM
GNW-RSR-BPRR
   -Updated 8/14/2017 9:23:12 AM
New York: B&O, Chessie
   -Updated 5/9/2017 9:56:40 PM
New York: Charlotte and State Street branches
   -Updated 4/9/2017 9:50:43 PM
New York: shortlines
   -Updated 3/26/2016 1:53:17 PM
New York: NYC, PC, Conrail, CSX
   -Updated 3/31/2015 7:48:12 PM
Canada CN, CP
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:08:31 PM
Pennsylvania
   -Updated 6/7/2014 3:32:26 PM
US rail transit
   -Updated 1/13/2013 10:21:28 AM
New York: LA&L
   -Updated 11/8/2012 9:02:43 PM
Ohio
   -Updated 8/1/2012 11:11:41 PM
New York: D&H, NYS&W, CP
   -Updated 7/15/2012 10:00:27 AM
midwest 1978-1979
   -Updated 7/4/2012 3:17:59 PM
Syracuse NY
   -Updated 6/16/2012 7:47:41 AM
New York: LV, EL
   -Updated 12/28/2011 11:32:32 PM
Buffalo 1970s
   -Updated 12/24/2011 8:01:53 AM
Maryland
   -Updated 12/11/2011 11:18:56 PM
Chicago IL
   -Updated 7/9/2011 10:27:38 PM
New England railroading
   -Updated 6/29/2011 8:58:35 PM
getting plowed
   -Updated 2/1/2009 9:32:29 AM
FGLK
   -Updated 11/23/2008 7:54:10 PM
   more...
 

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