Railfan & Railroad August 2018


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Electric Heritage in Northern California • by C.N. Southwell — The volunteers at the Western Railway Museum picked up where the old Sacramento Northern left off, working hard to preserve Northern California’s electric railway heritage. With a diverse collection of restored equipment running through a scenic valley in a temperate climate, there’s much to attract the visiting railfan.

2018 Centerspread Contest — Out of hundreds of quality entries, only one can take the coveted centerspread location. See the results of our 2018 contest.

Two Ways to Toledo • by Michael D. Harding — Since the Conrail split in 1999, Norfolk Southern now has two ways to route westbound freight between Bellevue and Toledo.

1,000 Miles to Alamosa • by Jeff Terry — Seeking out postwar steam, the Thompson brothers made several trips from Minnesota to visit Colorado narrow gauge in the 1960s.

476: A Legend Reborn • by Jerry B. Day — Cold for almost 20 years, the Durango & Silverton rebuilds a legendary “sport model” K-28 narrow gauge steam locomotive.

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