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Railfan & Railroad November 2020


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Reading & Northern Coal Countryby C.N. Southwell — Six weeks spent exploring the Reading & Northern lines in Pennsylvania’s anthracite region was an eye-opening experience.

Portraits of Railroading: Night Trainscompiled by James D. Porterfield — Twelve artists in various mediums illustrate the intrigue, adventure, and drama of railroading at night.

Sugar Rush in South Floridaby Barton Jennings — Based in Clewiston, Fla., U.S. Sugar Corp. operates a unique 300-mile network hauling sugarcane to the mills.

Designing BNSF’s 25th Anniversary Unitsby Stephen M. Priest — A peek behind the scenes as this special anniversary project took shape from drawing board to reality.

24 Hours on Tennessee Passby Jeff Simley — In the 1990s, more than 20 Southern Pacific trains a day 64 crossed Colorado’s famed Tennessee Pass.


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/Dave Blazejewski

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

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos

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