Railfan & Railroad January 2019
Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western • by Robert W. Scott — Since taking on 360 miles of former Soo Line tracks spun off by Canadian Pacific in 1990, the Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western Railroad has provided an essential service hauling agricultural goods and general freight in the High Plains.
Eastern U18Bs • by Olev Taremae — The mid-sized General Electric “Baby Boat” diesels found few buyers in the railway market, but a huge following with fans.
Portfolio: Jersey Boy • by Michael Sullivan — Michael Sullivan finds beauty in the gritty world of urban railroading in the shadow of the Big Apple.
Motor City Commuter • by Jeff Mast — Suburban politics and funding conflicts spelled the end of Detroit’s popular 26-mile commuter line to Pontiac in 1983.
Departures • by Alexander Benjamin Craghead — Commentary.
Railnews — Top news stories and photos from our readers.
Transit Currents • by Bob Gallegos — Transit news.
Capitol Lines • by Don Phillips — Commentary from Washington.
Railroadiana — New product, book, and video reviews.
Timetable — Railroad event listings submitted by our readers.
LocoNotes • by Kenneth M. Ardinger — Diesel spotters.
Through My Lens • by Kevin EuDaly — Trackside memories.
High Iron • by Barton Jennings — Railroaders share their stories.
On The Menu • by James D. Porterfield — Railroad dining, art, and culture.
Preservation Topics • by David C. Lester — This stuff is old, man.
Markers — Additional thoughts from your editors.
Parting Shot • by Stephen Host