Railfan & Railroad May 2021
Life with Acela • by Gary Pancavage — Keeping the Northeast Corridor’s flagship service operating reliably required extraordinary effort at every level.
Conversation with Stephen Gardner • by Justin Franz — As Amtrak emerges from pandemic restrictions, what can we expect from our national carrier in the years ahead?
Moynihan Train Hall • by Emily Moser — Three decades after it was first proposed by its namesake senator, Amtrak’s elegant new station opens in New York City.
Life of a Pioneer • by Ryan Reed — Providing a popular link between Seattle and Salt Lake City, the Pioneer was a victim of Amtrak’s late 1990s budget cuts.
Painting the Amtrak Scene • by J. Craig Thorpe — Carrying on the tradition of promotional railroad artwork, toward a new American aesthetic that looks to the future.
Charging into the Future • by Justin Franz — From local commuter to Amtrak long-distance, Siemens’ SC-44 is the new face of American passenger railroading.
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Phil Gosney
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/Alan Crossley
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