Railfan & Railroad October 2022
Batten Kill at 40 • by Ken Karlewicz — Almost given up for dead by Delaware & Hudson in 1982, this colorful New York short line continues to thrive 40 years later.
Oregon Alco Encounters • by Tom Taylor — Two California graduates make their way north in 1970 for their first taste of heavy Alco action on the Oregon Trunk.
DL535s: Big Alco Power for Narrow Rails • by Randy Babcock and Mike May — Looking to expand its operating fleet, Durango & Silverton turns to the White Pass Route for heavy MLW diesels.
Alco Hunting on the Canadian Prairies • by Trevor Sokolan — Closing out the era of Alco-MLW power on Great Western Railway with a chase across the Saskatchewan prairies.
North Country Alcos in the Snow • by Douglas J. Fear — Enjoyable memories of former BC Rail MLWs tackling the wilderness of New York’s Adirondack north country.
Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Justin Franz
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/Jennifer Al-Beik
Preservation/the world of railway preservation: 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