Railfan & Railroad October 2017


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Portraits of the Rails • by James D. Porterfield — Several artists show how railroading interacts in our daily lives, moving through the environment among us.

Western Alcos • by Garland McKee — Schenectady’s (and Montreal’s) machines still roam the wild west, but the numbers are dwindling for this rare breed.

Plaster City Alcos • by Charles Freericks — Originally built for the White Pass & Yukon, rare narrow gauge DL-535Es can be found in the California desert.

Genesee Valley Transportation • by Charlie Wood — Genesee Valley Transportation is a shortline success story operating a fleet of Alcos on five railroads in two states.

Santa Fe Searchlights • by Steve Barry — With federal mandates for Positive Train Control looming, Chico’s Road is home to one of the last stands of mainline searchlight signals.

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