Railfan & Railroad August 2020
Echoes Through the Canyon • by Adam Pizante — This scenic former Western Pacific route through northern California is steeped in history and tradition. Today, this line forms a vital link for both Union Pacific and BNSF Railway traffic destined for the West Coast.
Portfolio: Confessions of a College Railfan • Photography by Tyler Nolan — A young railfan explores railroad photography.
CP Comes Full Circle in Maine • by Justin and Timothy Franz — As Canadian Pacific returns to the Pine Tree State, a son and father reflect on 25 years of changing operators.
Panama’s Modern Railways • by Michael T. Burkhart — Smart investment at the turn of the century has transformed Panama’s railway connecting Atlantic and Pacific.
Canadian National 6060 • by Otto M. Vondrak — In 1976, founding editor Jim Boyd got up close and personal with a restored CN 4-8-2 running at main line speeds.
Still Pulling • by Steve Bradley — Ex-Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo GP7 73 celebrates its 70th birthday working for new owner CANDO Rail Services.
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/Michael Wilson
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
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos