Railfan & Railroad August 2017


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Detroit QLINE • by James Greene — Once down at its knees, downtown Detroit is enjoying a period of new growth and investment, including a new light rail transit line.

From Russian Orphan to American Citizen • by Jeff Terry — Originally built by the hundreds for export to Russia by Baldwin and Alco, only a handful of these unique steam locomotives survive today.

Wheeling Through Solon • by Jerry W. Jordak — Wheeling & Lake Erie’s solitary Solon Branch provides plenty of branchline freight action just a stone’s throw away from Cleveland.

Steamy Tennessee • by Steve Barry — A double-header, a photo freight, and a narrow gauge Mikado are all part of the active steam scene in the Volunteer State.

The Journey • by Nicholas D’Amato — Illustrating a timeless scene, sometimes the anticipation of the journey is the most exciting part of the trip.

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