Railfan & Railroad April 2019
South Branch Valley • by John Leopard — Saved by the state of West Virginia in 1978, this former Baltimore & Ohio branch line hosts a handful of passenger excursions mixed in with regular freight operations. The railroad’s traditional paint schemes and scenic route will draw you to the Mountain State.
Flying High Above the Metroplex • by David Hawkins — This article captures a fascinating mix of freight, passenger, and transit in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Wilmington & Western • by Steve Barry — Delaware’s venerable steam railroad has been taking passengers through the historic Red Clay Valley since 1966.
Portraits of Railroading • by James D. Porterfield — Reviewing the creative and varied artwork of railroad-themed postage stamps over the years.
Hawaiian Railway Society • by Michael T. Burkhart — This group of volunteers keeps Oahu’s narrow gauge heritage alive with a popular diesel-powered tourist operation near Ewa Beach.
Capitol Lines/commentary from Washington: Don Phillips
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
Markers/additional thoughts from your editors
On The Menu/railroad dining, art, and culture: James D. Porterfield
Parting Shot/Lance Shott
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
The High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Gabriel Meyer
The Scan Man/the world of railroad radio: Vincent Reh
Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos