Railfan & Railroad May 2021


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Life with Acelaby Gary Pancavage — Keeping the Northeast Corridor’s flagship service operating reliably required extraordinary effort at every level.

Conversation with Stephen Gardnerby Justin Franz — As Amtrak emerges from pandemic restrictions, what can we expect from our national carrier in the years ahead?

Moynihan Train Hallby 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 Pioneerby 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 Sceneby J. Craig Thorpe — Carrying on the tradition of promotional railroad artwork, toward a new American aesthetic that looks to the future.

Charging into the Futureby 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

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