Railfan & Railroad October 2021
Centercab Century • by 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 Bay • by 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 Alcos • by Garland McKee — Eastern Kentucky in the 1970s was a hotbed of Alco action on the coal branches of Louisville & Nashville Railroad.
“Rembrandt’s” Alco • by 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 Commercial • by 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