Railfan & Railroad September 2021


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Mattapanby Tim Doherty — The sole survivors of Boston’s PCC trolley fleet get a reprieve and a plan for preservation from MBTA... for now.

Why Not Minot?by Jeremy Siembida — This busy convergence of former Great Northern and Soo Line operations has much for the visiting railfan.

Portraits of Railroadingby James D. Porterfield — Railroad artists share works that hold special meaning to them as we travel “Down Memory Lane.”

Mississippi Exportby Isaac Fulford — This successful family-owned short line celebrates 100 years of independence and growth.

Brightline Orlando Expansion Updateby Austin Strenecky — Florida’s innovative Brightline service is in the midst of an aggressive expansion west to Orlando (and Tampa).

Hunter Rush Hour Revisitedby Otto M. Vondrak — In 1976, Jim Boyd spent two hours at a busy junction in Newark, N.J., to record a commuter rush hour full of variety.


Capitol Lines/commentary from Washington: Don Phillips

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/Blair Kooistra

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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