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Railfan & Railroad March 2021


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The Pilbara: Magic in 2011by Kevin EuDaly — The striking beauty of the Western Australian desert is the perfect backdrop for heavy-haul iron ore operations using modern American export General Electric and EMD power.

Moment of Decisionby Ron Flanary — You’ve just taken a tumble during a spirited chase in the snow. The train is here! No time to reposition. What do you do?

Chase the Chewelahby Bruce E. Kelly — This scenic former Great Northern branch in the northeastern Washington is home to A-B-B-B-A GP60s and more.

Photo Line: Along the Line • — Our readers record the unusual year that was 2020 with photos of colorful railroad action from coast to coast.

Super-7 Sagaby Gordon Lloyd Jr. — General Electric’s Super-723B rebuild program offered an inexpensive power solution for short lines and Class Is alike.


Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger

Markers/additional thoughts from your editors

Parting Shot/Pete Swanson

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Otto M. Vondrak

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

Technology/how it works: David C. Lester

Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos

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