Railfan & Railroad June 2018
The Peninsula Before the Wires • by C.N. Southwell — The Peninsula Commutes have been part of San Francisco’s railroading heritage for more than 150 years. With Caltrain embarking on an aggressive project to electrify the corridor, images of F40s hauling bi-levels through the last vestiges of classic Southern Pacific scenes will soon be lost forever.
Delmarva Central • by Jim Kleeman and Bill Kalkman — The Delmarva Peninsula has never ranked very high on the list of railfanning hot spots. It has moved up a few notches since the Delmarva Central began operations with its fleet of classic EMDs.
Portraits of Railroading: Colorful Freight — What does “colorful freight” mean to you? From traditional to avant-garde, we asked 12 artists to contribute their works that best illustrate this concept.
Christiansburg District • by Gavin Wilkes and Tyler Nolan — As part of Norfolk Southern’s intermodal Heartland Corridor between Norfolk and Chicago, this former coalfield district now sees more traffic than ever before.