Railfan & Railroad December 2021


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Endless Encore on Stampede Passby Bruce Kelly — Stampede Pass reopened 25 years ago, bringing back a vital route for western freight traffic for BNSF.

Shark Huntby Dale W. Woodland — Hunting for Delaware & Hudson’s rare Baldwin RF-16s.

The Irvin S. Cobb at Vine Groveby Ron Flanary — A painting inspired by a memory of a Kentucky hometown.

Amtrak 50th Anniversary Unitsby Michael T. Burkhart — Seeking out celebratory diesels now in service.

Riding the Rails of Lincolnby Kurt R. Bell — Recreating 1860s railroading on a Pennsylvania farm.

The Power of Candoby Steve C. Bradley — An ever-expanding Canadian rail service empire.

Last Steam in D.C.by William E. Hopkins — Last gasp for steam in the nation’s capitol in the 1950s.


Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Dennis A. Livesey

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/Al Tillotson

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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