Railfan & Railroad June 2020


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Coronavirus and the Railroadsby Justin Franz — With restrictions in place due to stay-at-home orders across the country, the effects are being felt in every corner of the railroad industry.

The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Codby John Kittredge — Almost sixty years later, classic New Haven FL9s return to home rails to haul seasonal excursions on Cape Cod.

Portfolio: Unfinished Businessby Elrond Lawrence — Los Angeles continues to be a city of contrasts, blending themes of modern and classic railroad action.

Fillmore & Westernby Michael Sadovnick — Hollywood’s movie railroad has experienced growth hosting excursions on the old Southern Pacific Santa Paula Branch.

GMD-1 Resurrectionby Stephen Host — Uniquely Canadian switchers, once retired, are reappearing on local trains and in the yards.


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

Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers

Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews

Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos

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