Railfan & Railroad August 2022
Tacoma’s Lakewood Sub • by Steve Carter — This BNSF secondary was transformed into a robust main line to accommodate additional passenger trains in and around Tacoma.
2022 Center Spread Contest • by our readers — Our readers submitted hundreds of creative entries, but only one can occupy the coveted center spread position.
Last Gasp for Chinese Steam • by Ben Kletzer — The coal mines of Sandaoling were home to the last holdouts for regular service steam in China, and around the world.
Iowa’s QJ Moves to Silvis • by Cate Kratville-Wrinn — Iowa Interstate’s Chinese 2-10-2 6988 moves to Railroading Heritage of Midwest America’s backshops in Silvis, Ill.
Change on the Valley Sub • by Dan Kwarciany — Former Chicago & North Western lines in northern Wisconsin operated by Canadian National will now go to a new short line.
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
Destinations/detours and distractions: Justin Franz
High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Russell Sharp
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/Jacob Werling
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