Railfan & Railroad November 2019


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Santa Fe on the Bayby 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 Michiganby Jeff Mast — To bypass Chicago, three railroads steamed across the lake.

Carfloats After Conrailby 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 Subdivisionby Marcus W. Stevens — Improvements come to serve an expanding customer base.

Rambles Rebornby 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

Parting Shot/photographer

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

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