Railfan & Railroad August 2021
Yucatán Short Line • by Mathieu Tremblay — While the setting is tropical, the motive power is familiar on this interesting Mexican short line operation.
Center Spread Contest Winners • Our readers submitted hundreds of creative entries, but only one can occupy the coveted center spread position.
Ten Years on the River • by Scott Lothes — Pick almost any decade in the 20th century, and some aspect of railroading along the Upper Mississippi River changed profoundly. Despite changes in schedules and operators, the scenic wonder of this ancient river valley never falters.
PCCs in the Smallest Fleets, Cities, Gauge • by Gordon Lloyd Jr. — Since their debut on the streets of Brooklyn in 1936, the fleet of Presidents’ Conference Committee streamlined trolleys grew to more than 4,500 cars coast to coast. Despite their numbers, where were the “smallest” to be found?
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Adolf Hungry Wolf
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
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Michael Green
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos