Railfan & Railroad July 2020


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Air Line Blues: Cayuga Spur Finaleby Greg McDonnell — Once part of the Wabash main line across Ontario, the end has come for the Cayuga Spur as Ontario Southland throws in the towel on this contract operation. Through boom and bust, this line has seen several operators try to keep the old “Canada Air Line” route alive.

Temple, Texasby Steve Schmollinger — This busy Texas junction is host to a wide variety of BNSF Railway, Union Pacific, and Amtrak trains.

Portfolio: Trains at Nightby William Gill — Inspired by Jim Shaughnessy, one photographer follows the rails from city to scenic to capture the drama of night.

Escalante Farewellby Joel Wendt — Thirty-five years of operation ended in April with the final load of coal to the Tri-State Escalante Generating Station.

Burnt River Railsby Thomas Hillebrant — Union Pacific’s scenic Huntington Subdivision stretching from Hinkle to Nampa is a historic gateway into eastern Oregon.


Camera Bag/tips and techniques: William Gill

Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

High Iron/railroaders share their stories: James House

LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger

Markers/additional thoughts from your editors

Parting Shot/Pete Lerro

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Justin Franz

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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