Railfan & Railroad July 2022


Please note, many of the mail services we use to ship our products have reported delays. More information can be found on the FedEx, UPS, and The Mail Group websites.


Baltimore & Ohio: The Last Outpostsby George Hiotis — Time finally caught up to a world where armstrong towers still protected the CSX main line in the wilds of Appalachia.

Metra: Chicago’s Towersby Marshall W. Beecher — Staffed interlocking towers help thread hundreds of commuter trains through Chicago’s busiest junctions day in and day out, but for how long?

Southern Pacific: South Bay Sentinelby Ted Benson — Photographer Ted Benson looks back at Niles Tower in California that protected a crossing between Southern Pacific and Western Pacific until 1985.

Erie Lackawanna: Tower Talesby Arthur J. Erdman — Tower operators throughout Erie Lackawanna’s busy New York Division had to be quick on their feet to keep a busy schedule of freight and passenger trains moving smoothly.


Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Scott Lothes

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/Steve Barry

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Justin Franz

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

Related Products