Railfan & Railroad May 2020

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Housatonic Todayby Dave Jacobs and David T. Magill — From its humble beginnings as a tourist train operator in 1984, short line Housatonic Railroad has enjoyed modest growth on its network of former New Haven secondary routes in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Portfolioby Todd Halamka — Following an interest in photography that blossomed during his college years, Todd Halamka’s Portfolio combines elements of cities, landscapes, and the spaces in-between.

CN Takes the Scenic RouteRyan Gaynor — Ontario Northland helped CN move several freight trains trapped by protester blockades in Eastern Canada.

Chama Rotary Specialby David R. Busse — Cumbres & Toltec hosted a spectacular photo charter featuring former Rio Grande steam-powered Rotary OY.

Six-Axles to Spokaneby Ryan Reed — Rugged scenery along Union Pacific’s Washington State main line was the perfect showcase for its fleet of SD40-2s.


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/photographer

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

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos