Railfan & Railroad August 2019
Tower 60 • by 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 Revival • by 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 2 • by Mike Schafer — Our young adventurers wrap up their whirlwind tour of Western railroading during the summer of 1969.
Amtrak Returns to Roanoke • by 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