Railfan & Railroad December 2019
Michigan Central Station, Part One • by Emily Moser — At the turn of the last century, New York Central embarked on ambitious projects in New York and Detroit that would create new electric zones and build beautiful gateway terminals. Few realize the development of Grand Central Terminal and Michigan Central Station were so closely intertwined.
Providence & Worcester’s Middletown Cluster • by Adam Twombly — This group of former New Haven branch lines in central Connecticut is now busier than ever.
Operation North Pole • by Jennifer K. Nelson — This annual holiday tradition sponsored in part by Metra and Union Pacific benefits seriously ill children and their families.
Burlington Northern Along the Upper Mississippi • by Carl Graves — The old Chicago, Burlington & Quincy main line along the Mississippi River was awash in BN green in the 1990s.
Budd Cars for Portland • by Alexander B. Craghead — Oregon’s TriMet selected tried-and-true Budd RDCs to augment its fleet for its suburb-to-suburb commuter rail line.
Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Steve Barry
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/Michael Wilson
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
Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos