ATTENTION! It was brought to our attention that a number of subscribers received the incorrect publication for the December issue. No action is required by you at this time. If you subscribe to Railroad Model Craftsman or Railfan & Railroad, and received the incorrect magazine you will receive the correct publication later this month. They are currently being re-printed and will be distributed in the next few weeks. There is no need to return the magazine you received by mistake. Thank for your continued interest in our publications and we apologize for the inconvenience. Wishing you all the best this holiday season, The White River Productions team

Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2008

$ 7.95


From Streamliners to Blueliners: Passenger Trains of the Reading Company: Part 2by Elbert Simon — The Reading transformed itself from regional and commuter carrier to a cornerstone of today's SEPTA operations.

The Passenger Trains of Butte, Montanaby Thornton H. Waite — The richest hill in the world; five railroads and three terminals.

Christmas 1961by Geoff Doughty — Over the hill and through the woods to grandmother's house we go... on New York Central's New England States.

The PTJ Anniversary Index: Part 3 (conclusion)by George Fletcher — A capsule description of every PTJ leading to the White River Productions' revival issue of 2006.

Metrolink's Turning-Point Tragedyby Michael Roberts — The September 12, 2008 wreck in L.A. will have implications for the entire railroad industry.


On the Pointby Mike Schafer

The Journalby George Fletcher

Window on the Worldby Kevin McKinney

North American Intercityby Karl Zimmerman

LeisureRailby Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hourby Michael Roberts

Mail, Express and L.C.L.