Railfan & Railroad February 2021
Portrait of the North • by 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 Front • by Greg McDonnell — While Canadian winters may be cold and unforgiving, railroaders thrive as they get the job done.
Alberta’s Heartland • by A.J. Shewan — Veteran six-axle SD40-2(W)s still work the industrial complexes around Fort Saskatchewan.
Maritime Memories • by 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 Trains • by 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