Railfan & Railroad March 2019
Burlington Northern’s Alco Accumulation • by Gordon Lloyd — When Burlington Northern was formed in 1970, it inherited a modest fleet of Alco locomotives from the Northern Pacific and Spokane, Portland & Seattle. The Alcos found their way to two pockets on the system—the Pacific Northwest and Minnesota.
Trona Today • by Zachary Larsen — Toiling in the desert of the Searles Valley in California, the modern Trona Railway hauls heavy trains of minerals to the main line.
Along the Line 2018 • Photos from our readers — Last year saw a lot of variety in the North American railroad scene and our contributors were trackside to capture the action.
Follow the Beet • by George and Kathy Melvin — Huron & Eastern’s sugar beet train operation was a colorful addition to the railroading scene in Michigan’s Thumb.
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos
Capitol Lines/commentary from Washington: Don Phillips
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly
Camera Bag/photography techniques: Dennis A. Livesey
On The Menu/railroad dining, art, and culture: James D. Porterfield
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Otto M. Vondrak
Markers/additional thoughts from your editors
Parting Shot/Kit Courter