Railfan & Railroad August 2019

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Tower 60by Steve Schmollinger — This busy crossing just north of Fort Worth hosts BNSF Railway and Union Pacific, as well as short line Fort Worth & Western. Amtrak and Grapevine Railroad passenger trains add to the interesting mix of traffic, making this a great spot for relaxed train watching.

2019 Centerspread Contest Winners — With so many exciting photos to choose from, only one can occupy the coveted centerspread position.

Rumford Branch Revivalby George and Kathy Melvin — Pan Am Railways responds as reactivated paper mills along the Maine Central Rumford Branch demand service.

How the West was Done: Part 2by Mike Schafer — Our young adventurers wrap up their whirlwind tour of Western railroading during the summer of 1969.

Amtrak Returns to Roanokeby Eric Miller — This latest extension of the popular Northeast Regional service brings Amtrak back to the Star City for the first time since 1979.


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/Mike Schafer

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Mitch Markovitz

Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers

Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews

Technology/how it works: David C. Lester

Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly

Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos