Railfan & Railroad August 2020


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Echoes Through the Canyonby 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 RailfanPhotography by Tyler Nolan — A young railfan explores railroad photography.

CP Comes Full Circle in Maineby 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 Railwaysby Michael T. Burkhart — Smart investment at the turn of the century has transformed Panama’s railway connecting Atlantic and Pacific.

Canadian National 6060by 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 Pullingby 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

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