Railfan & Railroad October 2021


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Centercab Centuryby Gordon Lloyd Jr. — Alco thought its C-415 answered the need for a powerful next-generation yard switcher, but there were few takers for the unique centercab design.

Alco Barbecue by the Bayby C.N. Southwell — An amazing series of events led to an exclusive day of shooting Alco switchers on the San Francisco Bay Railroad.

Dixie Line Alcosby Garland McKee — Eastern Kentucky in the 1970s was a hotbed of Alco action on the coal branches of Louisville & Nashville Railroad.

“Rembrandt’s” Alcoby Jim Rowland — While they weren’t scheduled for Conrail paint, at least one ex-Lehigh & Hudson River C-420 met the artist’s brush.

Minnesota Commercialby Nick Benson — Although General Electric power has made inroads, Alcos still can be found working around the Twin Cities.


Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Dennis A. Livesey

Departures/commentary: Justin Franz

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/Garland McKee

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Justin Franz

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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