Railfan & Railroad January 2021
Remembering the Rio Grande Ski Train • by Steve Patterson — A Denver tradition for generations, the Rio Grande Ski Train enjoyed a long run into the 21st century and a brief revival under Amtrak.
Portfolio: No Rules • by Samuel Phillips — A young photographer explores trackside vistas night and day in search of unique images and experiences.
Port Inland Railroad • by C.N. Southwell — This obscure Michigan short line operation runs a lot of trains! Spoiler: There’s access only from one public grade crossing.
Engineer for an Hour • by Ron Flanary — A 1966 visit to Cincinnati led to the opportunity of a lifetime for a young railfan to pilot a Louisville & Nashville E7.
El Paso PCCs • by Gordon Lloyd Jr. — Surviving as an international cross-border route until 1974, the current operation revived in 2019 remains within city limits.
Remembering Algoma F-Units • by Steve C. Bradley — For nearly 16 years, a fleet of 11 former VIA Rail F-units pulled passenger trains on Ontario’s Algoma Central.
Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Adrienne Evans
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/Eugene Armer
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Ryan Reed
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