Railfan & Railroad June 2023


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NJ Transit at 40by Steve Barry — In the 40 years since the Garden State took full control of its commuter rail system, NJT has expanded while facing challenges.

U34CH: New Jersey’s Dieselby Kevin Phalon — The sole survivor of a pioneering passenger diesel fleet is now being restored by volunteers in New Jersey.

North Dakota Branch Linesby Jeremy Seimbida — Tradtional railroading can still be found on BNSF’s network of former Great Northern branch lines in North Dakota.

Canadian Pacific GP20C-ECOby Marcus W. Stevens — Now a full decade in service, these GP38 rebuilds have proven a worthy successor to the venerable GP9 switcher.

Boston North Shore Finaleby Wayne Johnson — The closure of a major customer could mean the end of freight service on Boston’s North Shore now served by CSX.

Riding the Iron Horse to the Cowboy Capitalby Dave Stanley — Southern Pacific’s Oakdale Branch was a colorful operation 60 connecting Stockton, Calif., with rural cowboy country.


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

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/Nathaniel Lum

Preservation/this stuff is old, man: Dale W. Woodland

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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