Railfan & Railroad October 2017
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.