Railfan & Railroad February 2021


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Portrait of the Northby Ryan Gaynor — Northern Ontario is home to some of the most rugged and challenging landscapes, and also some of the most vital railway operations in the country.

Canadian Cold Frontby Greg McDonnell — While Canadian winters may be cold and unforgiving, railroaders thrive as they get the job done.

Alberta’s Heartlandby A.J. Shewan — Veteran six-axle SD40-2(W)s still work the industrial complexes around Fort Saskatchewan.

Maritime Memoriesby George S. Pitarys — Classic passenger trains in the eastern Maritimes by Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, and VIA Rail.

Southern Railway of B.C.by Matthew Robson — By land and by sea, this bustling short line serves the industries of southern British Columbia.

Rapido’s Trainsby Chris Fox — Model manufacturer Rapido Trains is serious about preserving 60 a historic collection of retired VIA Rail passenger equipment.


Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Russel T. Sharp

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/Stephen Host

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Jason Paul Sailer

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

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