Railfan & Railroad November 2019
Santa Fe on the Bay • by Steve Arnold — Carfloats allowed Santa Fe to extend its westernmost reach from Richmond to interchange with railroads in San Francisco. Shut down in 1984, it was the last surviving carfloat operation on San Francisco Bay.
Car Ferries of Lake Michigan • by Jeff Mast — To bypass Chicago, three railroads steamed across the lake.
Carfloats After Conrail • by Paul F. Strubeck — After consolidation, New York’s carfloat tradition survives.
2019 Railfan & Railroad Heritage Rail Tour — We lead a fun tour through Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Changing Seasons on Canadian National’s Halton Subdivision • by Marcus W. Stevens — Improvements come to serve an expanding customer base.
Rambles Reborn • by Steve Barry — Steamtown recreates a classic icon of Reading Rambles.
Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Dennis A. Livesey
Capitol Lines/commentary from Washington: Don Phillips
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Tom Carver
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
Markers/additional thoughts from your editors
On The Menu/railroad dining, art, and culture: James D. Porterfield
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