Railfan & Railroad May 2018


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Reign of the Super Fleet • by Steve Schmollinger — Santa Fe made a bold statement when it brought back its iconic “warbonnet” design to apply to its new fleet of high-horsepower diesels. The look that once graced the Super Chief reappeared in the 1990s to reinforce Santa Fe’s commitment to fast freight service, with trains led by colorful red-and-silver units of the “Super Fleet.”

Shenandoah Time Machine • by Samuel Phillips — The old Norfolk & Western line between Roanoke and Shenandoah crosses timeless scenes and beautiful mountain vistas. Sam Phillips takes us on a tour of this colorful Norfolk Southern operation.

Portfolio: Broken Silence • by Travis Dewitz — Rain, snow, and fog inspire Travis Dewitz to create some of his most evocative railroad photography. Can you feel the rain falling around you as you page through this Portfolio?

Widening the Funnel, Again! • by Bruce E. Kelly — BNSF Railway has just completed a double-tracking project on the busy “Funnel” freight route between Spokane and Sandpoint. Bruce Kelly explains the upgrades to this critical route.

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