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Railfan & Railroad March 2023


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25 Years of UP on Donner Passby Dick Dorn and James SchlingerSince Union Pacific absorbed Southern Pacific in 1996, the battle for the mountain pass over Donner has not relented.

Along the Line 2022 • From main lines to short lines and everything in between, our readers share their best trackside experiences from 2022.

Raritan Central • by Denis Connell — This busy switching railroad serves a suburban New Jersey industrial park located on a former Lehigh Valley branch line.

BNSF Bellingham Sub • by Ben Stainbrook — Running from Everett, Wash., north to the Canadian border, this secondary main features great Pacific Northwest scenery.

Northern India Narrow Gauge • by Ben Kletzer — Northern India is home to a network of narrow gauge lines, offering spectacular opportunities for the visiting railfan.


Business & Technology/how it works: David C. Lester

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/Adam Weidenbach

Preservation/the world of railway preservation: Otto M. Vondrak

Rail Technology/how it works: David C. Lester

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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