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Good catch on the flood. In those first two photos, I also notice the building to the left is gone as well as the building on the right. Makes me wonder if there are plans for that whole area.

CC203 04 (GE U20C, new number CC203 95 04) of Indonesian Railways is captured stopping at Rendeh station in the March 2023 shot with ballast train, having a mixture of ex-South Sumatran coal gondola (first introduced in 1965) and ordinary ballast hopper (entered regular service in 1984) in the same consist. It is likely that this train is waiting for another train to pass the station before continuing toward Purwakarta, as Rendeh station is located on the still single-track section of mainline toward Bandung (only the section between Cikampek and Purwakarta, along with Ciganea to Sukatani and Plered to Cikadongdong that has been doubled).

CC206 40 (GE CM20EMP) of Sidotopo depot is seen in this May 2023 shot taking the 16-car overnight train "Kertajaya" all the way to Surabaya Pasar Turi while taking speed up to 110km/h on the Cilegeh - Kadokangabus station. While all of the seating coaches are stainless steel units introduced from 2018 to 2019, power generator car (right behind the loco) and dining car with additional generator (11th car from the loco) are conventional steel ones (of course all of them are owned by Surabaya Pasar Turi depot, hence their large scale maintenance is performed by Surabaya Gubeng works).
BNSF MOW gondolas parked at a holding siding near Stevenson WA. on the Columbia Gorge.!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

BNSF Scrap metal gondolas at Pacific Coast Shredding and Grain Hoppers at Great Western Malting.
The Hoppers could be from anywhere in Oregon or Washington. Lot's of grain grown in both states.!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Mixed freight consist on West 16th st, Vancouver WA., a medium density mfg, petrochem, port and storage area in Vancouver WA.!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Overlooking the Port of Vancouver Yard. Many freight strings in staging, and 3 UP locos, too blurry to see numbers.!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu

West end of the Port of Vancouver Yard, two groupings of UP and BNSF Locos.!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Loco string at the end of N. Bradford St., Port of Portland, UP 5683, SP 6415, UP 7155 and 5781 and two more UP numbers (blurry)!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu

Long string of TTX boxcars, N. Leverman St. Yard overpass at the north end of the Swan Island Basin MFG, and port area, Portland, Oregon!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Swan Island Basin Yard, two UP locos and many staged freight consists!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Swan Island Basin Yard. Longshot of UP 6671 and two others, plus 2nd string of UPs 1615 and 14XX!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Close-up mixed freight string, Swan Island Basin Yard!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

UP 381X at Swan Island Basin Yard!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Swan Island Basin Yard. Close-up of many UP Locos 2549, 2629, 7396, 2576, 5518, (pan left), 7746, and many more.!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu

West bank of the Willamette river, Albina Yard. UP 6214, and 7712!2e10!3e11!7i5504!8i2752?entry=ttu

A little further down, same yard. UP 8739, 8512, 5901, 2553, 3653, 5327 and a blurry UP.!2e10!3e11!7i5504!8i2752?entry=ttu

NW St. Helen's Rd side of Albina Yard, BNSF no.s 9157, 6249 and 7250!2e10!7i3840!8i1920?entry=ttu

Port of Portland, N. Swift Ct. UPs 6733 and 6541,-122.7479011,3a,15.1y,70.41h,89.66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNgB1InZxNRzavQfLdXFKCQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu

Honestly, there's so many trains everywhere in PDX. Too many to post ! :p

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Thanks for the posts of Portland and Vancouver. The shot of Stevenson, WA is interesting because if you look past the gondolas and at the mountains across the river you can see where the big fire in the Columbia Gorge was not too long ago. It will be years before that ever looks like it used to.
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I recently found 2 ex citx cn locomotives, which likely means its possible to find some of the cn or cp heritage units or the bnsf 25th anniversary unit if one of those locomotives is at the right place.

I believe this is 3930

this one is 3919

also here is a bnsf smurf i found on a deadline numbered 2042. It still is in its smurf paint, and is one of the last of these in existance. its not the first, and i hope it wont be the last smurf find in google maps.

another random find is this new york and atlantic railway train with 270 leading and an unknown locomotive trailing 2nd

here is a triple meet, at kearny new jersey, amtrak and njt power i can tell is there. I dont know what the bottom right railroad is, at is is pretty high up

here are some ex santa fe slugs, with 4 of the 5 being in their santa fe paint bnsf 1610 is also there with 2522 nearby and a few other ex bn and sf units

here is one of my best lashups, with bugx 1010 at the back trailing 6th with the rest of the train consisting of bnsf, cn, and kcs (3 bnsf, 1 cn, 1 kcs)

here is an ex gatx cn locomotive 4909 (move left to see unblurred logo), with the gatx logo still there

here is a nice montana rail link locomotive, numbered 4303

to end it off, here is a steam locomotive numbered 940 -ex santa fe
Good catches everyone. I like the Vancouver shots. My favorite Rail Radio spot that I listen to is the Vancouver one!
I wasnt planning on posting here again today but i just found one of the best google map catches that you can possibly find

I just got both montana rail link heritage units. 4404 and 4407 at laurel montana


CC206 65 of Semarang Poncol depot is captured in the September 2023 shot around Tegal station pulling Gambir-bound "Argo Merbabu" express train (which is ironically using the older steel-bodied ones, although one unit was introduced in 2016 as part of the "New Image series" coaches intended to replace older coaches).


This March 2023 shot of Brebes station featured CC203 36 of Sidotopo depot with Pasar Senen-bound "Menoreh" train while waiting for departure. While the train was captured using business-class dining car (with smaller diesel engine for generating electricity to whole consist), it would be replaced by a power generator car and a separate dining car in June 1st, 2023 timetable revision.
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CC206 47 (Sidotopo depot) is seen in the May 2023 shot of Pasirbungur station speeds with "Argo Cheribon" (though I would rather call it with the original "Cirebon Ekspres" name) bound for Cirebon station, with the "Pasirbungur train graveyard" is located right behind the train. Note that a number of EMUs formerly operated by railway companies in Japan and purchased second-hand by KAI Commuter are stacked there after retirement, while waiting for its turn to be cut up.
Wow! That is an interesting view. I never expected to see a "graveyard" like that, but I imagine there must be plenty of them around the world. Not sure I am seeing a station anywhere?
Wow! That is an interesting view. I never expected to see a "graveyard" like that, but I imagine there must be plenty of them around the world. Not sure I am seeing a station anywhere?
It is here :

Although it is officially stated as a station (and it was really a station that handles both passenger and freight in the past), but in reality it is now merely functioning like a "manned passing siding". Small stations with passing siding in Indonesia are always having signalman and traffic manager allocated there, though in the modern era their tasks are largely monitored from traffic control office located near the head office of each railway divisions.

Believe it or not : small stations that is near enough with a grade crossing (or even having the crossing located right beside the station building) would have crossing guardman operating the gate directly from station building, but nowadays they have been moved away into separate guard house located next to the crossing itself (due to safety reasons).
Thanks for the extra view and the information. I love spending time wandering both directions from your street views, so much to see!

Newest shot of Tanjung Enim Baru station (taken on July 2023), this time with CC205 68 (CC205 21 13) and CC205 40 (CC205 13 34) waiting for its turn to be loaded at one of 3 coal loading point located at the southernmost end of this station. Note that a number of maintenance crews are inspecting the lead locomotive (possibly training new employees?).
I have a few good catches that i found recently.

first is the first of the csx spirt units I have found in google maps, being 3194 here in atlana

next is ihb 3800, the veterans unit

then we have ex-fec 104 in Indiana near Chicago

now we have the central of new jersey heritage unit, 1071 in chicago

then there is ns 1800 in conway

here is amtrak 712 in utica.

and lastly, here is fakebonnet 790 leading a train over the google maps car