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Railfan & Railroad December 2022

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Features:

Swan Song for Santa Fe 3415by 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 Switcherby 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 Albertaby A.J. Shewan — A variety of EMD-led road freights and locals roll through prairie scenery in southern Alberta.

Second Time Aroundby 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 Bosniaby 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 Finaleby Andrew Cox — This unique transload operation shuttling cement by rail from 56 mill to barge has come to an end on the Rockland Branch.

Departments:

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