Railfan & Railroad August 2022


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Tacoma’s Lakewood Subby Steve Carter — This BNSF secondary was transformed into a robust main line to accommodate additional passenger trains in and around Tacoma.

2022 Center Spread Contestby our readers — Our readers submitted hundreds of creative entries, but only one can occupy the coveted center spread position.

Last Gasp for Chinese Steamby 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 Silvisby 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 Subby 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

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