Railfan & Railroad May 2022
Iowa Northern • by Jim Rowland — Given up for dead by Chicago & North Western, the former Chicago Great Western Oelwein Sub is thriving under Iowa Northern management.
Urban Railroading • by Henry Dell — Shifting economies and increased gentrification have all but eliminated urban freight service in Chicago and Milwaukee.
CN’s Fox Valley Finale • by Liam Hoffmann — Looking at the final months of Canadian National operation on some Wisconsin branch lines recently purchased by Watco.
The New Queen of Ely • by Justin Franz — Nevada Northern Railway marked the restoration of 2-8-0 81, retired since 1958, with a special winter photo charter.
Longview Local • by Robert W. Scott — Like turning back the clock, this Seattle-area Union Pacific local is home to standard-cab diesels and a classic caboose.
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Bruce Butler
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/Gary Pancavage
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Richard Beal
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