Railfan & Railroad May 2020
Housatonic Today • by 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.
Portfolio • by 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 Route • Ryan Gaynor — Ontario Northland helped CN move several freight trains trapped by protester blockades in Eastern Canada.
Chama Rotary Special • by David R. Busse — Cumbres & Toltec hosted a spectacular photo charter featuring former Rio Grande steam-powered Rotary OY.
Six-Axles to Spokane • by 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
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