Railfan & Railroad December 2022
Swan Song for Santa Fe 3415 • by Dak Dillon — Abilene & Smoky Valley bids farewell to this veteran Santa Fe steamer as the fire is dropped ahead of a federalmandated inspection.
The Last City Switcher • by Kyle Weismann-Yee — As Portland’s last urban switching district fades away, an EMD end-cab switcher ends its decades-long Class I career.
Canadian Pacific in Southern Alberta • by A.J. Shewan — A variety of EMD-led road freights and locals roll through prairie scenery in southern Alberta.
Second Time Around • by David Baer — Relaid on a portion of abandoned right-of-way just 10 years ago, Pennsylvania’s Kiski Junction Railroad calls it quits.
Steam in Bosnia • by Ben Kletzer — Modern Bosnia has everything from double-headed 2-10-0s on loaded coal trains to narrow gauge 0-8-2s on rural branches.
Maine’s Dragon Train Finale • by Andrew Cox — This unique transload operation shuttling cement by rail from 56 mill to barge has come to an end on the Rockland Branch.
Business & Technology/how it works: David C. Lester
Collector Corner/railroad antiques and ephemera: Peter Ward
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/Anthony Sandoval
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