Railfan & Railroad April 2023


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East Broad Top Winter Spectacularby Michael T. Burkhart — Parked cold at the end of regular operations in 1956, 2-8-2 16 helps usher the return of steam to Pennsylvania’s revived narrow gauge tourist line.

Modern Missabeby Kevin Madsen — With new motive power, the face of Canadian National’s Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range is about to change.

CRPA Creative Photography Awards — “Weather Effects” was the theme for the Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s annual photography contest.

A Rocket, A Flyer, and Old Slobberfaceby Eric Miller — With washouts repaired, tourist and freight operator Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad is poised for growth in 2023.

Last Dance for Indiana SD90MACsby Kelly Thompson — Last Dance for Indiana SD90MACs/Kelly Thompson After more than a decade of service, the sun is setting on Indiana Rail Road’s fleet of unique EMD SD9043MACs.

C&O 1309 Comes Aliveby Steve Barry — Western Maryland Scenic 2-6-6-2 1309 was briefly restored 66 as Chesapeake & Ohio for a series of private charters.


Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

High Iron/railroaders share their stories: Tom Carver

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/Dave Blazejewski

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

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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