Railfan & Railroad June 2021


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Garbage to the Gorgeby Robert W. Scott — Union Pacific and BNSF Railway maintain regular schedules to haul garbage from Seattle to the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge.

Portfolioby David R. Busse — A lifetime fascination with railroads and photojournalism has translated into a vibrant portfolio of photographic images.

New Mexico’s Rail Runner Revivalby Joel Wendt — After a one-year suspension due to COVID, New Mexico’s first commuter rail system is once again preparing for growth.

2021 Big Steam Roundupby Justin Franz — After a year of idled uncertainty, what’s in store for our big main line steam projects and excursion trains?

Pan Am’s Big Hookby Lucas Leighton — Pan Am Railways is one of the last major railroads to maintain a traditional wreck train to dispatch to incidents systemwide.

Life Aboard 306by Chuck Fulkerson — The son of retired CSX executive David C. Hastings fondly 62 remembers what it was like aboard Business Car 306.


Business & Technology/how it works: David C. Lester

Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

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/Michael Wilson

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

Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly

Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos

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