Railfan & Railroad July 2020
Air Line Blues: Cayuga Spur Finale • by 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, Texas • by Steve Schmollinger — This busy Texas junction is host to a wide variety of BNSF Railway, Union Pacific, and Amtrak trains.
Portfolio: Trains at Night • by William Gill — Inspired by Jim Shaughnessy, one photographer follows the rails from city to scenic to capture the drama of night.
Escalante Farewell • by 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 Rails • by 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