Railfan & Railroad January 2022


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City of Prineville Railwayby Austin Jacox — More than 100 years ago, one city in Eastern Oregon made sure it would stay connected to the outside world by building its own railway.

Canadian National’s Agawa Canyon Finaleby Ryan Gaynor — Canadian National operated an abbreviated season with the former Algoma Central tour train through Agawa Canyon, but what does the future hold for this unique tourist draw?

Last Stand for Southern Pacific Searchlightsby Dick Dorn — Once a common standard across the Southern Pacific system, the last of the Union Switch & Signal searchlight-style signals are finally being retired.

Diesel Variety on Sand Patchby Ed Wolfe — At the turn of the century, a wide variety of leasers and foreign run-through power could be found on the legendary Sand Patch Grade hauling freight for CSX.


Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Justin Franz

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/Michael Wilson

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Kevin Phalon

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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