Railfan & Railroad April 2022
Three of a Kind • The Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s annual creative photo contest challenged photographers to submit three strong images that tell a compelling story.
A Look Back at Bessemer • by C.N. Southwell — Just a decade ago, Bessemer & Lake Erie orange units covered the hills of western Pennsylvania.
Tale of the Tunnel Motor • by Gordon Lloyd Jr. — Back in 2000, a fleet of rebuilt ex-Southern Pacific SD40-3 “Tunnel Motors” revitalized the Bessemer diesel fleet.
Flathead Freights • by Justin Franz — Second-generation EMDs earn their keep in Montana’s Flathead Valley on BNSF Railway locals.
Dash 8s in Southern New England • by Adam Twombly and Brendan Richardson — Retired from the Class Is, General Electric Dash 8s have made their way to New England’s short lines and regionals.
Camera Bag/tips and techniques: David Witty
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/C.N. Southwell
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Charles Smith
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