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Bob Zimmermann's Collection
 
5/24/2019
 
 
 
 
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: 1,108
Locomotives:  828
Rolling Stock:  210
Locations:  169
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Pittsburgh 05-2019
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Pittsburgh 04-2019
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Pittsburgh 03-2019
   -Added 3/2/2019 12:54:25 PM
Pittsburgh 02-2019
   -Added 2/22/2019 1:22:54 PM
Amtrak Empire Builder 2019
   -Added 2/22/2019 12:37:31 PM
Pittsburgh 01-2019
   -Added 1/5/2019 11:51:33 AM
Pittsburgh 12-2018
   -Added 11/29/2018 2:03:30 PM
Pittsburgh 11-2018
   -Added 11/5/2018 11:28:48 AM
Pittsburgh 10-2018
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Pittsburgh 09-2018
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Pittsburgh 08-2018
   -Added 8/3/2018 12:23:49 PM
NFTA 2018
   -Added 7/24/2018 11:34:48 AM
Pittsburgh 07-2018
   -Added 7/23/2018 2:44:26 PM
Pittsburgh 06-2018
   -Added 6/11/2018 11:25:46 AM
Pittsburgh 05-2018
   -Added 6/2/2018 11:35:11 AM
Pittsburgh 04-2018
   -Added 4/12/2018 6:55:07 PM
Bessemer & Lake Erie
   -Added 3/24/2018 1:53:17 PM
CSX 2018
   -Added 3/23/2018 10:24:05 AM
December 1982 black and white
   -Added 3/14/2018 9:10:57 PM
Rail City 3-20-1976
   -Added 2/9/2018 1:28:19 PM
Fallen flag freight cars
   -Added 1/27/2018 8:45:49 PM
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
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Updated Photo Albums
Pittsburgh 05-2019
   -Updated 5/20/2019 12:10:30 PM
Pittsburgh 04-2019
   -Updated 4/25/2019 3:57:50 PM
Pittsburgh 03-2019
   -Updated 4/2/2019 11:08:28 AM
Pittsburgh 02-2019
   -Updated 3/2/2019 12:53:14 PM
Amtrak Empire Builder 2019
   -Updated 2/23/2019 11:41:33 AM
Pittsburgh 01-2019
   -Updated 2/1/2019 1:15:46 PM
Pittsburgh 12-2018
   -Updated 1/3/2019 10:51:25 AM
Pittsburgh 11-2018
   -Updated 12/1/2018 11:28:09 AM
Pittsburgh 10-2018
   -Updated 10/29/2018 11:08:03 AM
Pittsburgh 09-2018
   -Updated 10/1/2018 1:02:40 PM
Pittsburgh 08-2018
   -Updated 8/28/2018 11:14:43 AM
Pittsburgh 07-2018
   -Updated 7/28/2018 11:34:42 AM
Pittsburgh 04-2018
   -Updated 6/2/2018 11:34:03 AM
December 1982 black and white
   -Updated 3/16/2018 9:55:11 AM
New York: NYC, PC, Conrail, CSX
   -Updated 3/13/2018 2:58:12 PM
New York: B&O, Chessie
   -Updated 3/13/2018 7:57:51 AM
GNW-RSR-BPRR
   -Updated 3/12/2018 7:17:40 PM
New York: Charlotte and State Street branches
   -Updated 2/19/2018 9:32:00 AM
Fallen flag freight cars
   -Updated 2/19/2018 9:28:06 AM
New York Southerntier
   -Updated 2/14/2018 7:33:18 PM
New York: D&H, NYS&W, CP
   -Updated 2/14/2018 7:31:48 PM
Maryland
   -Updated 1/25/2018 1:21:13 PM
rolling stock
   -Updated 11/23/2017 7:53:48 AM
CSX 2017
   -Updated 10/16/2017 6:24:59 PM
New York: shortlines
   -Updated 3/26/2016 1:53:17 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
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
Chicago IL
   -Updated 7/9/2011 10:27:38 PM
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