Railfan & Railroad January 2019


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Dakota, Missouri Valley & Westernby 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 U18Bsby 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 Boyby Michael Sullivan — Michael Sullivan finds beauty in the gritty world of urban railroading in the shadow of the Big Apple.

Motor City Commuterby Jeff Mast — Suburban politics and funding conflicts spelled the end of Detroit’s popular 26-mile commuter line to Pontiac in 1983.


Departuresby Alexander Benjamin Craghead — Commentary.

Railnews — Top news stories and photos from our readers.

Transit Currentsby Bob Gallegos — Transit news.

Capitol Linesby Don Phillips — Commentary from Washington.

Railroadiana — New product, book, and video reviews.

Timetable — Railroad event listings submitted by our readers.

LocoNotesby Kenneth M. Ardinger — Diesel spotters.

Through My Lensby Kevin EuDaly — Trackside memories.

High Ironby Barton Jennings — Railroaders share their stories.

On The Menuby James D. Porterfield — Railroad dining, art, and culture.

Preservation Topicsby David C. Lester — This stuff is old, man.

Markers — Additional thoughts from your editors.

Parting Shotby Stephen Host

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