Railfan & Railroad April 2022


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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 Bessemerby C.N. Southwell — Just a decade ago, Bessemer & Lake Erie orange units covered the hills of western Pennsylvania.

Tale of the Tunnel Motorby Gordon Lloyd Jr. — Back in 2000, a fleet of rebuilt ex-Southern Pacific SD40-3 “Tunnel Motors” revitalized the Bessemer diesel fleet.

Flathead Freightsby Justin Franz — Second-generation EMDs earn their keep in Montana’s Flathead Valley on BNSF Railway locals.

Dash 8s in Southern New Englandby 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

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