Railfan & Railroad February 2019
BNSF Phoenix Sub • by Alexander D. Mitchell IV — A Chicago–Phoenix intermodal train soars over the Hell Canyon Viaduct on the former Santa Fe line to Phoenix on November 27, 2018. This viaduct is one of two major bridges on the route and the scenic highlight of the 200-mile Phoenix Branch.
The Final Mission: Bush 41 Funeral Train — Union Pacific Railroad played a special part in the funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush this past December.
The Gas Local • by Justin Franz — More than 20 years strong, Montana Rail Link’s “Gas Local” plays a prominent role in ConocoPhillips’ energy chain.
Portfolio: Classic Chicago • by Lou Gerard — Growing up in a railroader’s family on Chicago’s north side planted the seed for Lou Gerard’s obsession with trains at an early age.
Allentown & Auburn • by Otto M. Vondrak — This four-mile former Reading branch was once part of a proposed link to the Alleghenies, and now it’s a popular heritage line.