Railfan & Railroad April 2021
Southern Pacific’s Sprint to the Finish • by Steve Jessup — With the Southern Pacific era coming to a close as the Union Pacific merger loomed on the horizon in the mid-1990s, real main line action could be found on the Sunset Route in Arizona.
Portfolio • by Frank Keller — From Colorado to Alaska (with stops in between), Frank Keller has captured the stark beauty of railroading in the mountains.
Claymont Steel • by Michael T. Burkhart — With the former steel mill site set for redevelopment, another piece of Delaware’s industrial history fades away.
The Griffins Line • by Adam Twombly — This former New Haven branch line twists through the back streets and suburbs of Hartford, Connecticut.
Sandaoling Steam Finale • by Matthew Watson — Steam makes its last stand at the Sandaoling coal mine where beefy 2-8-2s with familiar American lines serve out their days.
Reflections of the Credit Valley • by Stephen Host — Without political support from the town, the scenic 60 Orangeville-Brampton Railway reaches the end of the line.
Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Justin Franz
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
Markers/additional thoughts from your editors
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
Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos