Railfan & Railroad September 2019
Buchanan Branch • by Billy Hager — This overlooked Norfolk Southern branch line straddles the border of Virginia and Kentucky, serving coal loadouts in the heart of Appalachia.
Images of Railroaders — The results of this year’s Creative Photography Award contest sponsored by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.
Grand Canyon Railway • by Alexander D. Mitchell IV — Over the last 30 years, Grand Canyon Railway has evolved from a tourist attraction to a bona fide all-weather transportation service.
Achtung! Southern Pacific 9010 Restored • by Elrond Lawrence — Niles Canyon Railway debuts the restored Southern Pacific 9010, the only surviving Kraus-Maffei ML4000 diesel-hydraulic locomotive.
Covered Wagons to the Future • by Otto M. Vondrak — Recording the final years of ex-New Haven FL9s in revenue service on home rails on Metro-North’s branch lines in Connecticut.
Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Dennis A. Livesey
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/John Kittredge
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Mitch Markovitz
Rail Technology/how it works: David C. Lester
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
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