Railfan & Railroad April 2019


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South Branch Valleyby 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 Metroplexby David Hawkins — This article captures a fascinating mix of freight, passenger, and transit in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Wilmington & Westernby Steve Barry — Delaware’s venerable steam railroad has been taking passengers through the historic Red Clay Valley since 1966.

Portraits of Railroadingby James D. Porterfield — Reviewing the creative and varied artwork of railroad-themed postage stamps over the years.

Hawaiian Railway Societyby 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

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