Railfan & Railroad August 2021


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Yucatán Short Lineby 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 Riverby 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, Gaugeby 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

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